Specialist on aquaculture related issues
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The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is a regional fisheries management organization (RFMO) established under the provisions of Article XIV of the FAO Constitution. The main objective of the GFCM is to promote the development, conservation, rational management, and best utilization of marine living resources as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
To this end, the GFCM formulates and recommends appropriate measures for the conservation and rational management of living marine resources and the sustainable development of aquaculture. It ensures these recommendations are implemented, promotes and carries out training, research and development activities, in addition to cooperation and technical assistance in these fields, and collects, publishes and disseminates information.
To further support these endeavours, the GFCM adopted a strategy for the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea fisheries, as a regional reply to the objectives enshrined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14 and the FAO Strategic Objective 2, in order to ensure that the aquaculture sector is competitive, sustainable, productive, profitable and equitable. This strategy includes three targets\: 1) Build an efficient regulatory and administrative framework to secure sustainable aquaculture development; 2) Enhance interactions between aquaculture and the environment while ensuring animal health and welfare; 3) facilitate market-oriented aquaculture and enhance public perception.
The GFCM is seeking a consultant to support its Secretariat in carrying out specific tasks in relation to the above-mentioned activities and to liaise with the experts of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Aquaculture (CAQ) and its subsidiary bodies as well as with country representatives.
The post is located at the GFCM headquarters (Palazzo Blumenstihl, Via Vittoria Colonna 1, 00193 – Rome, Italy).
The consultant will work under the supervision of the GFCM Executive Secretary and in coordination with relevant GFCM Secretariat staff.
Support to and participation in the implementation of work programmes related to sustainable aquaculture development, in line with the mandate of the GFCM.
Tasks and responsibilities
The key functions of the aquaculture expert will include the following\:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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