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General Staff Position Vacancy
Finance Coordinator
The North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC) invites applications for a General Service Staff position of Finance Coordinator. The appointment will be for a four-year period starting from 1 April 2018, with the possibility of a second four year appointment subject to the assessment of performance evaluations by the Executive Secretary.

The NPFC is an inter-governmental organization established in 2015 by the Convention on the Conservation and Management of the High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Convention\’s primary objective is to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of fisheries resources in the Convention Area while protecting the marine ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean in which these resources occur.

For further information on the Commission, please refer to the following link:

Under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary of the NPFC, the Finance Coordinator will assist the Executive Secretary regarding financial matters of the Commission.

The Finance Coordinator’s primary functions and duties are to:

Establish, operate, maintain and update financial accounting, monitoring and control mechanisms according to international standards for all financial systems for the Commission on behalf of the Executive Secretary
Assist the Executive Secretary in payment, disbursement procedures and travel arrangements
Annually arrange and support independent auditors for the Commission
Assists the Executive Secretary in the preparation of budgets for the regular functioning of the Secretariat and associated special projects
Liaise with service providers for all infrastructure, equipment, maintenance requirements for the Commission
Assist with preparations of the Commission meetings and workshops
Perform other duties as assigned

Selection Criteria
Essential Qualifications

Must be a citizen of an NPFC Member (Current Members: Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Chinese Taipei, USA, Vanuatu)
University degree or equivalent in business, accounting or related fields
At least five years of professional experience in the field of financial management and accounting
Must be computer literate in Microsoft word processing (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other financial software packages
Good communication skills both in English and Japanese
Asset Qualifications

Experience in international accounting systems
Working experience in international organizations
Certified accountant

The annual salary is 6,218,000 Japanese Yen all inclusive and will be paid monthly. The Commission has a benefits package that includes pension, disability, medical and dental. For information related to benefits such as home leave, annual leave, sick leave, etc., please refer to the NPFC Staff Regulations available at the NPFC website.

Applications should be in English language and must be transmitted electronically to the Executive Secretary of the NPFC at

Applications should include the following:

Cover Letter;
Curriculum Vitae;
Copies of academic transcripts and other relevant professional certificates (Please provide an English translation if applicable) and;
Two references (Please provide an English translation if applicable)
For further inquiries, please contact Executive Secretary, Dr. Dae-Yeon Moon (
or Executive Assistant, Ms. Yuko Takamiya (, phone: +81-3-5479-8717.

Appointment procedures
The vacancy will close on 30 November 2017 and shortlisted candidates will be notified before 15 December 2017. A short list of three applicants will be interviewed on 11 January 2018 (Thursday) at the NPFC Secretariat in Tokyo, Japan. The successful applicant will be expected to take up the position in April 2018.

Location of the NPFC Secretariat
2nd Floor Hakuyo Hall, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, 4-5-7 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8477, Japan

Deadline for application
30 November 2017

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