The PNA Observer Agency is inviting applications for the position of Observer Operations Coordinator. The role of the Operations Coordinator will be to assist the Observer Program Manager in the coordination of observer placements on vessels in the Western and Central Pacific region on FSMA and US Treaty licensed purse seine vessels, and other associated tasks involved with the logistics of observer placements.

Ideally, applicants should have:

  • University level qualifications in fisheries or a related relevant discipline or extensive experience in Pacific Fisheries.
  • Experience in project and/or program management.
  • Good knowledge of the tuna fisheries sector in the Pacific region.
  • Observer and observer debriefing experience beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of computers and IT systems, including capacity to learn new systems.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent personal integrity and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.

To apply for the position applicants should submit an up-to-date version of their CV, together with a cover letter outlining their suitability for the position and addressing the criteria above.   

Further information about the position is available from David Byrom at

Application Procedure
Applications should be submitted to   
Closing date