Fisheries Officer

Government of Montserrat - Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands and the Environment

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Fisheries Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands and the Environment, within the Government of Montserrat.

Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the Chief Fisheries and Ocean Governance Officer the Fisheries Officer provides evidence based technical advice and leadership support to the Fisheries and Ocean Governance Unit. The Officer will operate with a high degree of independence and will be responsible for developing and managing fisheries and ocean scientific research, analyses, provide analytical and advisory support on the assessment of marine fish stocks, the marine environment, and associated fisheries management research sampling systems. In addition, the Officer provide leadership and supervisory support to the fisheries assistant and the fisheries data collectors.

Qualifications and Experience:

The applicant must possess:

  • A BSc Fisheries Science Management or other related academic discipline.


  • Further degree such as MCs and or PhD in relevant subject.
  • Proven track record in the field and good understanding of Caribbean ecosystems goods and services.
  • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of ocean resources environmental management, governance and legal framework at the local, regional and international level.
  • Ideally five 5 years’ practical working experience in fisheries and ocean resource biodiversity data collection, analysis, presentation, and professional reporting.

Terms and Conditions of Engagement

Appointment will be on a contractual basis for a period of three (3) years.

Remuneration Package

The salary for the post of Fisheries Officer is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Terms of Reference

Detailed Terms of Reference for the post of Fisheries Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment, can be obtained from the attached link at

How to Apply

Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at (Click on ‘Forms’). Application forms can also be obtained from the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to or by telephone at 1 (664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at 1 (664) 491-6234.

Applicants must provide all of the following information:

  • A completed Application Form with a covering letter
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and copies of relevant academic qualifications.
    • NOTE: Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies will be requested from those invited to interview
  • A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well qualified for the position
  • Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.

Selection Process

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a selection process that involves attending one or more interviews and/or assessment centres. These interviews are designed to assess the skills, competencies and attitudes of the applicant and may be conducted via SKYPE or in person. The Interviews and/or Assessment Centres allow the Selection Panel to draw on more evidence about the applicants than can be derived from the written application.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 28th February, 2018.

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