National Specialist On Fisheries at FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

By | September 16, 2019

Job Posting

: 06/Sep/2019

Closure Date

: 20/Sep/2019, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FRURT

Job Type

: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location

: Tanzania, United Republic of-Dodoma

Duration: 12 Months

Post Number: N/A

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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.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

 Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), leads international efforts to alleviate hunger, eliminate poverty and achieve food and nutrition security for all.

At present, FAO is supporting a number of interventions related to Agriculture (Crop, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry) development. To ensure proper development of the Tanzanian fisheries sector, the Government of Tanzania endeavours to review its current Fisheries Master Plan, which was developed in 2002. FAO has been requested to provide Technical Assistance for the development of a comprehensive Master plan, The Tanzania Fisheries Master Plan II, which will focus, as per the Government of Tanzania’s request, on the fisheries of Tanzania mainland (both inland and marine fisheries). Accordingly, FAO is recruiting a National consultant to support this process.

Reporting Lines

The National Specialist on Fisheries reports to the FAO Representative under direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), and technical direction from the lead technical officer (LTO), the National Consultant will be required to undertake the following duties:

  • Provide technical leadership in implementation of interventions as described in the TCP project document for development of the Tanzania Fisheries Master Plan;
  • Management and coordination of project activities, in accordance with the project document and work plan;
  • Assist the Government of Tanzania with the identification of relevant stakeholder groups and their representatives related to the mainland Tanzania inland and marine fisheries sector, who will participate in the formulation process of the fisheries master plan;
  • Review the inland and marine fisheries sector of mainland Tanzania, taking into account the whole fisheries value chain and related sectors (trade, processing), but also agriculture or other sectors which might have an effect on fisheries (i.e. run-off of fertilizers, irrigation schemes which might have an influence on the connectivity of fish migration routes, tourism, etc.)
  • Liaise and represent FAO – Tanzania at the relevant meetings with development partners, national stakeholders and government officials engaged in natural resource management, in particular sustainable fisheries.
  • Organize and work with National Project Coordinator at the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to coordinate all stakeholders as representatives of different stakeholder groups to make appropriate and meaningful contributions during issue identification and activity development to feed in the Fisheries Master plan;
  • Facilitate developing of terms of reference to guide authors in developing Baseline/Reference Document for inland and marine
  • Ensure appropriate implementation of the project following the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
  • Participate in mobilization of additional investment resources for development of Fisheries sub-sector;
  • Prepare project visibility materials in collaboration with the Communications officer,
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by the supervisor.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements   

  • Advanced degree (MSc) in Fisheries Science or related subject
  • Knowledge of the Tanzanian fisheries sector, both inland and marine would be preferable
  •        National of Tanzania
  • At least 5 years’ experience in agriculture, food security, agricultural economics, rural development or related fields;
  • Fluent in English (including report writing) and Kiswahili

FAO Core Competencies

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

 

Technical/Functional Skills

 

  • Knowledge of the Tanzanian fisheries sector, both inland and marine would be preferable
  • Knowledge of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
  • Demonstration of ability to manage projects and resources efficiently and in a timely manner;
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to write proposals, documents and technical reports;
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to conduct community level workshops/seminars;
  • Knowledge of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
  • Demonstration of ability to manage projects and resources efficiently and in a timely manner;
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to write proposals, documents and technical reports;
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to conduct community level workshops/seminars;

 

Selection Criteria

 

  • Academic qualifications; Relevant Advanced university degree;
  • Extent and relevance of work experience;
  • Document writing skills.

 

 

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: Careers@fao.org
  • 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
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
 
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

 


HOW TO APPLY

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

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