Natural Resources Economist
The Natural Resources Economist for the Falkland Islands Government is responsible for providing policy analysis in the areas of fishing and agriculture. This includes carrying out robust analysis of existing policies and where necessary providing alternative policy options that will enhance the economic return of our natural resources to our community. This role is one-of-a-kind and includes the unique opportunity to live and work overseas in a beautiful and vibrant island community.
You will work independently but collaboratively with colleagues within the Natural Resources Directorate as well as the Treasury and Policy Directorate. There will be a need to effectively engage with relevant industry stakeholders in contributing to the formulation of economic strategies. There are a number of defined projects to be delivered as well as the requirement to establish benchmarking and economic indicators across the industry sectors.
- Must hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree in economics or resource economics (or equivalent), with at least 5 years of relevant experience working in public policy and/or economic analysis.
- Have an ability to analyse company accounts and financial reports and be able to utilise this data to inform the development of policy options that enhance the economy of the Falkland Islands.
- Needs to be proficient in the use of database, modelling and presentation software such as Microsoft Excel, Access and econometric software.
- Must have well-developed research and analytical skills
- Must be comfortable working with a high degree of autonomy
- Organised and articulate, with strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish excellent working relationships with colleagues, senior government leaders, elected officials and external stakeholders.
- Enthusiastic, self-motivated and proactive, as well as a lateral thinker, skilled problem solver and a supportive team player.
- Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
- Salary Range, this is a dual graded role depending on qualifications and experience commencing from £38,781 - £44,716 per annum within Grade C or from £43,646 - £50,084 per annum within Grade B.
- Eligibility for a 25% gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract
- 30 days annual leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days leave)
- Relocation allowance, to help with moving costs.
- Flights package for you and recognised dependents at the beginning and end of contract, and additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract
- Government housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
- A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.
How to Apply
Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page.
For further information regarding the position please contact Andrea Clausen, Director of Natural Resources, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (+500) 27260.
To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page www.jobs.gov.fk, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form.
Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process
Closing Date for Applications - 22 March 2023 @ 1930GMT
Shortlisting commencing - 24 March 2023
Interviews commencing - 31 March 2023
Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.
As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.
For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk
The Falkland Islands
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8,000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!
The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.