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Senior Fishery Officer (IOTC Compliance Manager)

Victoria (Malta)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Victoria (Malta)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Ombudsman and Ethics
    • Managerial positions
    • Legal - Broad
    • Sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources
    • Fisheries
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-29

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Organizational Setting
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) is an intergovernmental organization responsible for the management of tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean. The IOTC was established in 1993 at the 105th Session of the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) under Article XIV of the FAO constitution.
The IOTC Secretariat's Compliance team's primary function is to assist the IOTC Compliance Committee in its work to review and assess compliance by IOTC member countries in the implementation of the IOTC Conservation and Management Measures. The Compliance Section also provides support to members in the implementation of Monitoring, Control and Surveillance tools adopted by the Commission and is responsible for maintaining several important elements of the IOTC website, e.g. Record of Authorized Vessels, Active Vessels List, IUU Vessels List, List of Designated Ports, and the IOTC Bigeye Tuna Statistical Document Programme.

Reporting Lines
The Senior Fishery Officer reports to the IOTC Executive Secretary. He/she works in close cooperation with the Chairs of the IOTC Compliance Committee and the Working Party on Compliance.
Technical Focus
Compliance in tuna fisheries; project management.
Key Results
Leadership and technical policy expertise for the planning, development and implementation of departmental/division Programmes of work, projects, products, services in accordance with (departmental -) FAO’s Strategic Objectives.
Key Functions
• Plans, manages, or leads highly specialized or multidisciplinary teams, leads, coordinates, and/or participates in Organization-wide, cross-departmental committees, project teams, and working groups, and/or provides technical leadership/secretariat services on technical networks and/or international technical policy and standard setting bodies;
• Analyses global and country specific requirements and relevant technical issues to provide critical input into the FAO’s Strategic Objectives, Programme of Work, work plans and the supporting budgets and/or resourcing strategies;
• Implements and monitors programmes of work involving the development of the approach, evidence-based strategies, and related tools, methodologies and the supporting system/database, monitoring and reporting frameworks;
• Conducts, designs and oversees research and analysis activities to support the development of technical standards, international instruments, innovation, technical reports, publications and/or ongoing programme development as well as the provision of technical and/or policy advisory services;
• Provides technical and policy advice to Members and technical support to Decentralized Offices in the development and implementation of their programmes;
• Leads and/or collaborates in, provides technical backstopping to and ensures the quality/effectiveness of capacity development and knowledge sharing activities within member countries such as policy support, organizational development and individual learning events including preparation of related information, learning, online tools;
• Represents the Organization at international meetings and conferences, identifies and implements strategic partnerships, advocates best practices and increased policy dialogue and develops and negotiates effective working relationships/consensus and agreements with international and national stakeholders;
• Leads and/or participates in resource mobilization activities in accordance with the FAO’s Corporate strategy.
Specific Functions
• Leads and supervises the compliance work of the IOTC Secretariat and provides guidance and technical support to the staff in the IOTC compliance section;
• Oversees and participates in the IOTC Secretariat's activities associated with compliance meetings;
• Provides support to Chair of the Compliance Committee in the development and implementation of a Strategic Plan for the Committee;
• Plans and provides oversight for compliance projects approved by the Commission;
• Provides advice to the Executive Secretary on all compliance related matters;
• Liaises with the IOTC Secretariat's data group to ensure the timely availability of data required for compliance processes;
• Enhances the IOTC Secretariat's reputation through effective leadership, evolving process improvements and using innovative approaches to meeting fisheries compliance outputs;
• Maintains domestic and international situational awareness of the fisheries compliance and fisheries management environments through continuous environmental scanning.
Minimum Requirements
• Advanced university degree in fisheries management, fisheries science or another relevant field;
• Ten years of relevant experience in undertaking and/or managing fisheries compliance activities, including complex multicountry projects;
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
• Results Focus
• Leading, Engaging and Empowering
• Communication
• Partnering and Advocating
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Strategic Thinking
Technical/Functional Skills
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is essential;
• Knowledge of the role and work of international fisheries organizations;
• Extent and relevance of experience in planning and implementation of projects and programmes of work related to fisheries compliance, and the delivery of advice to resource managers;
• Extent and relevance of experience in organizing international meetings, seminars and training courses.
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