Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Project Coordinator
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.
Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
In 2014, the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) and FAO now provides support to their implementation through a Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (FIAP) based SSF Umbrella Programme including the global project ‘Creating an enabling environment for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries (GCP/GLO/965/SWE). The project consists of four interlinked components\: i) Raising awareness\: Knowledge products and outreach, ii) Strengthening the science-policy interface\: sharing of knowledge and supporting policy reform; iii) Empowering stakeholders\: capacity development and institutional strengthening; and iv) Supporting implementation\: collaboration, monitoring and project management. As part of its activities at the national level, the project supports ten countries - among which Namibia is one – to use participatory approaches to plan and implement priority activities within the framework of the SSF Guidelines.
Accordingly, under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) and in collaboration with the SSF Core team in FAO Headquarters and other FAO staff and consultants as required, the Fisheries Project Specialist and SSF Project Coordinator will take the lead.
To start an SSF Guidelines process in Namibia, a first step is to prepare for this process, create awareness on the SSF Guidelines and plan and carry out key stakeholder engagement and trainings. The Fisheries Project and SSF Project Coordinator will be recruited to carry out a project covering these tasks.
Tasks and responsibilities
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.