The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) invites applications for the position of Executive Secretary. The appointment will be for a term of four years with the possibility of an additional four-year appointment.
NAFO is an international organization with Headquarters in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is responsible for giving effect to the objectives and principles of the Convention on Future Multilateral Co-operation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (NAFO Convention), the main of which is “to ensure the long term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources in the Convention Area and, in so doing, to safeguard the marine ecosystems in which these resources are found”.
Summary description of the position
The Executive Secretary is NAFO's chief administrative officer and must be impartial and objective in promoting and coordinating the interests of all Contracting Parties. The Executive Secretary is appointed by and subject to the general supervision of the General Council and is responsible for the effective running of NAFO's Secretariat and administration of NAFO's appropriations and budget (currently at the level of CDN $1.9 million). The salary classification for this position is equivalent to the Government of Canada Chief Executive Officers of Crown Corporations, Group 3. The Executive Secretary's functions include in particular the following:
Members of the Secretariat enjoy the privileges and immunities to which they are deemed to be entitled as a consequence of the NAFO Convention and pursuant to the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Privileges and Immunities Order (Order-in-Council P.C. 1980-132, 11 January 1980), or under any agreement signed between the Organization and the Contracting Party concerned.
The NAFO Staff Rules http://www.nafo.int/about/overview/governance/staff-rules.pdf set the conditions and principles of employment and the responsibilities of the NAFO Secretariat Staff.
Applicants must be citizens of a Contracting Party of NAFO.
NAFO offers a competitive salary and benefits package. For additional information please address your inquiries to Mr. Stan Goodick, Deputy Executive Secretary/Senior Finance and Staff Administrator; Email: email@example.com; Phone: +1 902 468 7541; Fax: +1 902 468 5538.
NAFO is committed to promoting diversity and ensuring employment equity within the Secretariat.
Please consult the NAFO website at www.nafo.int for further information on NAFO.
It is expected that the short listed candidates will be interviewed at the 35th Annual Meeting of NAFO to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada during 23-27 September 2013.
The candidate chosen would be expected to assume the position on 1 January 2014.
Applications shall be in English, the official language of the Organization, and should include the following:
The short-listed candidates will be required to submit a certificate of health.
|Location:|| Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
2 Morris Drive, Suite 100, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 1K8, CANADA
Phone: +1 902 468 5590 - Fax:+1 902 468 5538 - Web: www.nafo.int
|Please send your application to:||Dr. Vladimir Shibanov, Executive Secretary
We thank all respondents; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Deadline for application: 15 May 2013