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6375 Min Fisheries EOI 17 Nov - 1 Dec 2021



Request for Expressions of Interest, Individual Consultant Selection



Grant No.:IDA D4880 TO

Assignment Title


Reference Number

Special Management Areas Sub-Component (SMA) Lead



Special Management Areas Sub-Component (SMA) Lead



Interested in building your career in project support involving international development and natural resources management? The Kingdom of Tonga has received financing from the World Bank for an exciting new project to support the sustainable management of our fisheries. This project implementation began in mid-2019. These SMA Leads positions will be part of the Fisheries Science Division of the Ministry of Fisheries.

The project is currently implemented and the positions will be engaged under contract with similar terms and conditions to Ministry staff. Contract staff will be fully embedded within the Ministry of Fisheries (MOF) and will work as part of the Ministry’s structure.

Positions are full time for up to 2 years, with an extension based on satisfactory performance. Contract staff will be required to provide hands-on support in their area of specialty, across a range of project activities. These are not advisory posts.

The advertised positions are available now and applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates based on the selection criteria expressed in TOR for each position. Candidates from Tongatapu and the outer islands of Ha’apai are encouraged to apply to the position to be based in that particular island.  

The Ministry of Fisheries (MOF) is the implementing agency and now invites eligible individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services (attach curriculum vitae (CV) with description of experience in similar assignments, similar conditions, list of 3 referees with contact details. etc.).

The attention of interested candidates is drawn to paragraph 3.14, 3.16 and 3.17 and 7.36 to 7.37 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018 (“the Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Further information and the detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignments can be obtained from the address below during office hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to the following emails by the due date and time or hand delivered to the address below. If your attachments are larger than 2mb kindly contact 7401201 to speak to the Project Management Unit at extensions 141, 109 or 120. 

  • CEO, Ministry of Fisheries to supi64t [at] gmail [dot] com  or  ceo [at] tongafish [dot] gov [dot] to
  • Pathway Project Coordinator, Ministry of Fisheries gvete [at] tongafish [dot] gov [dot] to  
  • Pathway Deputy Project Coordinator, Ministry of Fisheries alice [dot] funaki [at] tongafish [dot] gov [dot] to

by 4:00 pm, 1st December 2021 and addressed to:

Dr. Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi
Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Fisheries
Vuna Road
Nuku’alofa, Tonga


The successful applicant will be on a 6-month probationary period. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience not exceeding a contract ceiling followed in the table below inclusive tax and retirement fund, non-negotiable.

Assignment Title

Reference No

Remuneration (TOP) per annum

SMA Sub-Component Lead Tongatapu



SMA Sub-Component Lead Ha’apai



Other enquiries:

If you have any inquiries about the vacancies, please email gvete [at] tongafish [dot] gov [dot] to or alice [dot] funaki [at] tongafish [dot] gov [dot] to  with the email header “POSITION INQUIRY” Assignment title and Reference Number and you will receive a written response, OR contact Tongafish Pathway Project, Ministry of Fisheries, Sopu, telephone number 7401201.