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National Project Assistant -Samoa

Apia (Samoa)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Apia (Samoa)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-31

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

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Organizational Setting

The FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands is located in Apia, Samoa and covers the 14 Pacific Island countries. The project “Enhancing livelihoods and food security through nearshore fish aggregating device fisheries in the Pacific” is funded by the Government of Japan for a three-year period and includes seven Small Island Developed States in the Pacific (Fiji, Kiribati, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu).

The project will focus on the safe development of nearshore fish aggregation device (FAD) fisheries supported by co-management approaches and the development of value adding and alternative livelihoods to diversity income sources. The four main areas of intervention are:

  • strengthening and developing community nearshore FAD programmes to provide improved access to high value species;
  • structuring and strengthening of fishers’ associations and cooperatives;
  • developing livelihood opportunities and revenue generating activities and products; and
  • improving safety at sea for fishers of nearshore fish aggregation devices.

Reporting Lines

The National Project Assistant will be under the overall supervision of the Project Technical Team Leader and will work closely with the Project Operations Specialist, Project Consultants and National Project Coordinator.

Technical Focus

The National Project Assistant provides operational, administrative and finance support to the implementation and monitoring of the project, for timely delivery of its outcomes and outputs

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Assist the Project Technical Team Leader and National Project Coordinator with the implementation and monitoring of the project activities;
  • Assist with the logistics and planning of project field activities which may include data and information collection;
  • Assist in the coordination and arranging meetings with different stakeholders;
  • Provide logistical support for in-country trainings and workshops and the missions of FAO staff and consultants including arrangement of necessary travel documents (ex. Visa, etc.);
  • Provide support on in country procurement including monitoring of its progress (from securing quotes, delivery and payment) applying the FAO procurement rules;
  • Support Fisheries Division programs in promoting and enhancing small scale tuna fisheries at community level.
  • Contribute to the preparation of monthly progress report of the project;
  • Ability to effectively plan schedules of work and manage time to enable tasks to be completed within specified framework
  • Provide support on other fisheries development programs as required


Minimum Requirements

  • Certificate/diploma in management, administration or related field;
  • Bachelor degree or technical diploma in fisheries related subject, marine science, natural resources management or related field;
  • At least 3 to 4 years’ experience working in an administrative, logistics or operations
  • Experience in fisheries and related subjects is an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of English language
  • Computer literate in Microsoft programs of Word, Access and Excel
  • National of Samoa

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
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  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
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