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5485, 5489 FISA Vacancy CEO 20 May - 30 June 2020

Friendly Islands Shipping Agency (FISA)

Job Vacancy

Chief Executive Officer

FISA is changing, and we are seeking a great leader who will be responsible for the organizational management of the FISA Ltd, providing strategic Leadership and guidance to FISA staff and programs so as to ensure that:

  1. FISA operates as a commercially viable public enterprise which generates appropriate returns on Government investment while supporting private sector-led growth;
  2. Reliable, safe and sustainable maritime transportation services are provided for all island groups in Tonga;
  3. FISA actively improves its contribution to community development, cleaner environments and climate change resilience; and
  4. FISA’s internal support program supports its operation as a leading public enterprise that is effective, proactive and efficient in the delivery of its organizational outcomes

Qualifications and other main attributes for the job:

  • Tertiary Qualification from a recognized Tertiary Institution
  • At least 5-10 years of Maritime experience at a Senior Level with strong knowledge of Maritime Acts and Regulations
  • or At least 5-10 years managerial experience preferably in a public enterprise or private company
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, inspire, motivate and develop people to achieve determined objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to provide and communicate strategic direction
  • Demonstrated capability to drive effective change management processes
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage resources strategically and with probity
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage stakeholders and build and maintain key relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain an effective workplace, including commitment to equity and diversity and Occupational Health and Safety.

A Job description and an Application form will be available from our main office at Queen Salote Wharf, Ma’ufanga or you can enquire via email: info [at] fisa [dot] to

Please submit your application together with your CV, and copies of certified certificates, police record and references by 4.00pm Tuesday, 30th June 2020.  Please address your application to:

Chairman of the Board
Friendly Islands Shipping Agency, 
Queen Salote Wharf, 
Ma’ufanga Tonga