Fishery Policy Specialist (First Programme) at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN)

Job Title: Fishery Policy Specialist (First Programme)

Vacancy Announcement: 2002644
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Organizational Unit: RAF
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Duration: 11 Months
Post Number: N/A

Reporting Lines

  • Under the general supervision of the Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division (FIA) and the Regional Senior Fishery Officer (FAO Regional Office for Africa) and under the technical guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Policy Officer Fisheries & Aquaculture – FIRST Programme based in ECOWAS Commission, the Fishery Consultant will ensure the overall implementation of coherent, integrated policy assistance, capacity development and regional governance of fisheries and aquaculture sector for achieving food and nutrition security and poverty reduction.

Technical Focus:

  • Fisheries, Aquaculture, Food Security and Nutrition.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • In close consultation with the Senior Policy Officer Fisheries and Aquaculture – FIRST Programme, prepare and organize meetings and workshops, and ensure the participation of relevant stakeholders;
  • In collaboration with the Senior Policy Officer Fisheries and Aquaculture – FIRST Programme, prepare the terms of references for consultants;
  • Supervise the reviewing and editing of technical reports of consultants;
  • Contribute to the production of policy briefs and notes on key issues related to fisheries in West Africa;
  • Contribute to the improvement of data collection and information on fish consumption and nutritional status of populations
  • Support the implementation of the PNIASAN and the ECOWAS Detailed Strategic Framework for the Sustainable Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in West Africa (CSD-DPA) to improve the contribution of the fisheries and aquaculture sector to food security and nutrition;
  • Support the organization of visibility actions and the preparation of related materials;
  • Support the establishment of a dynamic database of actors, partners, programs, and projects within the fisheries and aquaculture sector in West Africa;
  • Support the creation of a framework for cooperation, collaboration and coordination with the main actors involved in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in West Africa;
  • Contribute to the preparation of capacity development tools and manuals related to design, implementation and monitoring of fisheries and aquaculture projects and actions;
  • Support the organization of training programs, seminars and workshops to improve human and organizational capacities;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Candidates will be Assessed Against the Following:

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in natural resource management, fisheries policy and economy, fisheries planning analyst, and/or aquaculture development or closely related area.
  • 7 years of experience in fisheries resource management and policy or related field, including experience in organization, coordination and planning of technical meetings and workshops.
  • Working knowledge of French and English

FAO Core Competencies:

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

Salary
Negotiable.

Application Closing Date
7th December, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: [email protected]
  • 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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