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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – PROJECT OFFICER

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Closing: APRIL 12, 2019

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for a Project Officer based in Pohnpei, FSM. The Project Officer services include:

General Scope of Work (illustrative):

  • Oversee and monitor/update the project procurement plan in the World Bank STEP online system; Lead in the preparation of procurement activities as appropriate. Assist with any clearances processes from relevant government agencies and/or the World Bank task team;
  • Work on the procurement process including advertising, receiving bids/proposals, drafting no objection requests; also including organizing evaluation committees and publishing results of tender processes as relevant;
  • Undertake procurement, under World Bank Shopping procedures, for goods and services associated with incremental operating costs ensuring alignment and availability of budget;
  • Stay informed on regulations affecting procurement and of others relevant including tax regulations, customs regulations and any procurement regulations that may apply to the project;
  • Maintain a list of vendors supplying general items for project implementation;
  • Check invoices to ensure correct price, follow through to ensure that materials ordered have been received and comply with specifications, examine, or arrange for the examination, of the conditions of material received, and approve invoices for payment;
  • Interact with the finance staff and project staff to ensure correct and timely payment to contractors and consultants and proper administration of contracts according to contract provisions and procurement regulations.
  • Report and deal with any complaints from vendors, contractors or consultants.
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting of procurement implementation status and progress to NORMA and the World Bank as required including preparation of related reports such as quarterly status reports;
  • Maintaining filing system and retaining those records for the duration as required.
  • Assist with financial management needs of the project as may be assigned;
  • Assist with general administration and logistics including filing of all project related documents, project reporting requirements, arranging project related travel, scheduling and other tasks as needed.

Minimum Qualifications and Short-listing Criteria

  • Bachelors Degree from a recognized institution in Accounting, Business Administration or other relevant degree. Associate Degree may be considered with 1 year relevant experience.
  • Experience with working in a team environment.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Competency in the use of computer applications, especially MS Office and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and pay attention to detail.
  • Valid driver license

Additional desirable qualifications

  • Experience in procurement, project accounting and/or administration especially in the FSM.

Remuneration

  • Salary will be within range of $10,000 to $12,000 but based on the Local Labor Market Payscale and/or depending on qualifications.
  • This will be a 1-year full-time position under contract with FSM NORMA subject to renewal based on performance and availability of funding. The position is a local position aimed at building capacity of FSM nationals in this area.

Application: The FSM NORMA invites individuals to indicate their interest in providing the above mentioned services by submitting electronic and/or hard copies of a) Cover letter or Letter of Interest, b) CV or resumé, and c) support Degrees/Certificates to FSM NORMA no later than APRIL 12, 2019. Selection will be in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition).

Full Terms of Reference (TOR) can be obtained from: NORMA, FSM National Government. Attn: OKean Ehmes, PROP Coordinator, P.O Box PS-122, Pohnpei, FM 96941, Office Telephone: 691-320-2700/5181
Email: moria.joseph@norma.fm. Copy to okean.ehmes@norma.fm


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RE-ADVERTISEMENT – VDS Administrator

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RE-ADVERTISEMENT – VDS Administrator
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for a Vessel Day Scheme (VDS) Administrator based at FSM NORMA in Pohnpei, FSM. The VDS Administrator services include:

General Scope of Work
The VDS Administrator will report to the Assistant Director of Fisheries Management Division. He/She will be responsible for overall management of the Vessel Day Scheme at FSM NORMA and act as the main point of contact for the Scheme:
a) Manage and implement the VDS in FSM by monitoring/reporting on vessel days’ utilization, trading and etc, ensuring fees are reconciled and transactions are recorded/filed through use of available tools such as the FSM License Systems, FIMS and other systems. Assist with tracking of the VDS related revenues.
b) Responsible for analyzing and processing of Non-Fishing Days (NFDs) under the VDS.
c) Establish and implement operating procedures, including those related to VDS information and data handling.
d) Improve VDS processes including advising to FIMS and iFIMS or other systems to track vessel days.
e) Provision of trainings and information on the VDS internally (FIMS) and to NORMA clients and stakeholders, particularly to Industry clients (iFIMS)
f) Provide relevant VDS data to the NORMA Fisheries Economist and management when requested
g) Provide monthly reports on VDS implementation to NORMA management
h) Attend VDS related training and/or meetings as required
i) Assist in the processing and managing of permit and licenses for NORMA
j) Other duties as may be assigned by Executive Director and/or supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications and Short-listing Criteria
a) University degree in finance, accounting, or business administration. Associates degree is acceptable if proven extensive relevant experience.
b) Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience.
c) Very organized and process/detail-oriented.
d) Competency and experience in the use of typical computer applications, particularly MS Excel/databases, Office, and Powerpoint.
e) Fluency in written and spoken English.

Desirable: Familiarity with FSM fisheries or in the Pacific; Highly dependable and motivated self-starter who can work with minimal supervision; Ability to learn quickly; Team and customer-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills; Personal integrity and professionalism.

Duration and Indicative Remuneration:
This is a local position that will be for an initial 16-month period. (Probationary period of six months and periodic performance review determines whether contract would be continued). This is a full time position under a time-based contract with FSM NORMA and may be extended based on satisfactory performance. Salary is based on Local Market Payscale with an annual compensation ranging from $14,000-$20,000 depending on qualifications.

Application: The FSM NORMA invites individuals to indicate their interest by submitting electronic and/or hard copies of a) Cover letter or Letter of Interest, b) CV or resumé, c) Copy of school/training Degrees/ Certificates and d) three 3 reference letters to NORMA no later than March 18, 2019. Selection will be in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition). Dated February 25, 2019.

Full Terms of Reference (TOR) can be obtained from: NORMA, FSM National Government. Attn: OKean Ehmes, PROP Coordinator, P.O Box PS-122, Pohnpei, FM 96941, Office Telephone: 691-320-2700/5181 Email: moria.joseph@norma.fm. Copy to okean.ehmes@norma.fm.


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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – LICENSE ASSISTANT

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for a License Assistant based in Pohnpei, FSM. The License Assistant services include:

 

General Scope of Work

The Tuna Fisheries Licensing Assistant will report to the Licensing Manager under the Division of Management and Development (MDD).  He/She will undertake the following illustrative activities:

  1. Assist the License Manager with receiving and reviewing of license applications from companies applying for a permit to fish in FSM’s waters.
  2. Assist the Manager with the manual and online process for issuance of fishing permits to fishing vessels.
  3. Assist with proper receiving, recording and reconciling of license fees received by NORMA.
  4. Assist with the collection, organizing and entry of data and information related to the permitting process into NORMA’s relevant databases.
  5. Assist with processing, analysis and dissemination of data and information related to the permitting process.
  6. Assist with licensing and related financial reporting as required by NORMA.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Chief of MDD.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Short-listing Criteria

  1. Associates Degree in Computer Science, Marine Science or other relevant field.
  2. Demonstrable experience in use of computer and entry of data into databases.
  3. Strong attention to detail.
  4. Demonstrate punctuality and willingness to work beyond regular working hours to meet deadlines.

Duration and Indicative Remuneration

  • The consultancy is with FSM NORMA for a period of one year commencing in October 2018 to October 2019 and may be subject to renewal based on performance and availability of funding.
  • This is a time-based contract with FSM NORMA with a salary based on Local Market Payscale with a 1 year package ranging from $10,000-$12,000 depending on qualifications.

 

Application:  The FSM NORMA invites individuals to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned services by submitting electronic and/or hard copies of a) Cover letter or Letter of Interest, b) CV or resumé, c) Copy of school/training Degrees/Certificates and d) three 3 reference letters to NORMA no later than OCTOBER 17, 2018.  Selection will be in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition).

Full Terms of Reference (TOR) can be obtained from: NORMA, FSM National Government.  Attn: OKean Ehmes, PROP Coordinator, P.O Box PS-122, Pohnpei, FM 96941, Office Telephone: 691-320-2700/5181

Email: moria.joseph@norma.fm.  Copy to okean.ehmes@norma.fm.


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Expression of Interest – National Food Inspector (s)

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

 The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward FOUR  NATIONAL FOOD INSPECTORS based at the FSM Department of Health & Social Affairs (FSMDHSA) (ONE in Kosrae, FSM; ONE in Yap, FSM and TWO in Pohnpei, FSM) and reporting to the Head of National Food Safety Inspection Program or his designate. The National Food Inspector services include:

 GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK

  • To provide regulatory inspection and certification services to fishing industry vessels and establishments within Federated States of Micronesia in accordance with the National Food Safety Act (PL 7-116), Subsidiary Food Safety Regulations, associated amendments, as well as the National Control Plan (NCP) and other Competent Authority (CA) System documents;
  • To provide advice to other organizations with regard to the safety of fish and fishery products.
  • Perform routine inspection of food facilities and vessels engaged in receiving, storing or preparation of food and food products for commercial import or export and recommend regarding the formal approval of establishments and vessels;
  • To perform sampling and testing as required in the NCP and the National Monitoring Plan and Regulation
  • Effective and accurate recording and reporting of CA official control activities;
  • Enter ports of entry, detain and search vehicles/vessels at such port of entry and examine and take samples of articles and anything which is capable of being used for such preparation, packaging, storage, sale or conveyance;
  • Collect evidence, samples of suspected food, obtaining statements and preparing reports;
  • Act as witness in support of the charges against offenders of the National Food Safety Act and Regulations;
  • Assist in developing and implementing training programs in Sanitation Management and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) for the food industry;
  • Assist States with relevant education activities, surveys/investigations during outbreaks, conduct food inspections/recalls.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in food science, health, fisheries or related field. Associates Degree may be acceptable if proven extensive relevant experience.
  • 2 years experience in food safety inspection, management, sanitation or related work
  • Fluency in the English language.
  • Good written and oral communication skills including basic computer skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and under limited supervision with strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work outside conventional working hours.
  • Good people skills
  • Strong commitment to sanitation and hygiene.

The incumbent shall undergo one (1) year of field work to be administered by the CA Team Leader.  The incumbent must also attend, complete and pass the biennial national food safety and health certification training course and examination.

 DURATION and REMUNERATION

The position will be full-time for an initial two (2) year period. Salary will be based on the Local Labor Market Payscale and/or depending on qualifications under a Contract with FSM NORMA.

 APPLICATION

The FSM NORMA invites submissions by electronic and/or hard copies of a) Letter of Interest, b) CV or resumѐ, c) support Degrees/Certificates and d) 3 reference letters to NORMA no later than MAY 31, 2018 or until filled.  Selection will be in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition).  Full Terms of Reference (TOR) can be obtained from:

NORMA, FSM National Government

Attn: OKean Ehmes, PROP Coordinator

POBox 122, Pohnpei, FM 96941

Office Telephone: 691-320-2700/5181

Email: moria.joseph@norma.fm.  Copy to okean.ehmes@norma.fm