Fishery and Aquaculture Officer
The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments
• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
• People with disabilities are protected from any type of discrimination during any stage of employment, including the recruitment phase
• All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
• The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
The Subregional Office for Southern Africa (SFS) has been supporting a number of interventions linked to the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC). This project entitled ‘’A Partnership for Marine and Coastal Governance and Fisheries Management for Sustainable Blue Growth’’, will support through the SWIOFC, the Nairobi Convention (NC) and its countries, collaboration between fisheries and environment sectors. The main focus of this project lies in improving the coordination between fisheries and environmental management for the overall system to produce actual results on the ground. At the same time, it is essential that there be improvements on both fisheries and environmental management, where they can mutually reinforce each other. The project will have three components/outcomes\: i) Coordination between fisheries and environmental management institutions enhanced at national and regional levels; ii) Resilience of livelihoods based on Western Indian Ocean (WIO) marine and coastal ecosystem and habitats enhanced; and iii) Coastal fisheries sustainably managed using the ecosystem approach to fisheries.
The Fishery and Aquaculture Officer reports to the Technical Adviser (Fisheries and Environment).
Planning, delivery and reporting of the activities under Component 3 of the project.
Collection and analysis of information, data and statistics and project/meeting services to support programme projects, products and services.
• Collects and analyses relevant technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional and technology related information, data and/or statistics to support the delivery of programme projects as well as products and services;
• Undertakes analysis, provides technical input for plans and reports and edits/revises technical/scientific documents;
• Participates in the development of improved work methods, tools and systems;
• Updates databases and web pages;
• Participates in multidisciplinary project/work teams;
• Collaborates in the development of training tools and materials and the organization of workshops/seminars, etc.;
• Participates in the organization, conduct and follow-up of meetings, consultations and conferences, the development/production of required materials and the provision of information and assistance to partners.
• Participates in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities, in particular under project Component 3;
• Prepares and/or reviews relevant documents and reports ensuring their quality (technical and information documents, programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, and others); identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up action;
• Ensures regular coordination and contact with the Environmental Management Expert, so as to maximize synergies of activities of Component 3 with those of Component 2 of the project;
• Ensures the collection and documentation of lessons learned as well as contributes to the management of knowledge;
• Performs other related duties as required.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• Advanced university degree in fisheries, marine biology or a closely related field;
• Three years of relevant experience in fisheries-related areas;
• Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.
• Results Focus
• Team Work
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
• Extent and relevance of experience in fisheries-related areas, preferably in Southern Africa;
• Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project management and technical assistance in fisheries-related areas;
• Extent and relevance of experience in liaising with institutions of the subregion, in particular the SWIOFC, is considered a strong asset;
• Extent and relevance of knowledge and experience with UN, preferably FAO processes is desirable.