FAO recruits 01 Technical Adviser (Regional coordinator for Coral Reef Fisheries)


FAO recruits 01 Technical Adviser (Regional coordinator for Coral Reef Fisheries)



Antananarivo, Madagascar
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description: 2000360
Technical Adviser (Regional coordinator for Coral Reef Fisheries)
Closure Date: 25/Feb/2020, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: Regional Office for Africa, RAF
Job Type: Staff position
Type of Requisition: Professional Project
Grade Level: P-3
Primary Location: Madagascar-Antananarivo
Duration: Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension
Post Number: 2007750
CCOG Code: 1A11
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• The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
Organizational Setting
The Regional Office for Africa (RAF) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO’s priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the Region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO’s strategic response to regional priorities.
RAF also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization’s Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RAF develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.
The Small Island Developing States (SIDS), but also the coastal “mainland” countries in the target area of Africa, are endowed with extensive coral reefs. Climate change (including ocean acidification and coral bleaching) will affect coral reef fisheries in all the countries in the target area. The Blue Growth Initiative provides a framework with tools and approaches to improve their fisheries and to manage for sustainability along the value chain to meet production needs while contributing to enhanced livelihoods, food security, and maritime safety.
The objective of this project, entitled Enhancing livelihoods, food security and maritime safety through increased resilience of fishing communities dependent on coral reef fisheries in the African part of the Indian Ocean, is to improve coral reef fisheries production for food security through restoring fragile ecosystems and assisting fishing communities to better manage their coral reef resources. The overall impact of the project will be “resilient coral reef fisheries communities” by targeting the following outcomes:
1) improved management of coral reef fisheries both for restoration and protection as well as for income generation;
2) improved fishery value chains and access to markets for coral reef fisheries products; and
3) illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing reduced and maritime safety increased. The project will target hundreds of small-scale fishers and other fisheries professionals in the five countries, totalling to approximately 30 000 direct beneficiaries.
Reporting Lines
The Technical Adviser reports to the Senior Fisheries Officer, RAF and works in collaboration with the FAO Subregional Coordinator for Eastern Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the budget holder in RAF.
Technical Focus
Fisheries development and management, spatial planning, policy development and natural resources management.
Key Results
Leadership and technical expertise for the planning, development and implementation of Programmes of work, projects, related-products, and services in accordance with FAO’s Strategic Objectives.
Key Functions
• Researches and analyses technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional, and technology related information, data and statistics and/or related policy issues to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services;
• Produces a variety of technical information, data, statistics and reports as well as input for technical documents and web pages;
• Provides technical support/analysis to various assessments, studies and initiatives and provides technical backstopping to field projects;
• Collaborates in the development of improved/updated tools, systems, processes, and databases;
• Participates in multidisciplinary teams, and/or leads working groups/teams collaborates with other departments and agencies on work groups and committees and promotes best practices;
• Collaborates in, provides technical backstopping to and ensures the quality/effectiveness of capacity development activities within member countries such as policy support, organizational development and individual learning events including preparation of related information, learning materials, online tools;
• Promotes knowledge sharing and best practices at international meetings and conferences and influences partners in stakeholder consultations;
• Supports resource mobilization activities in accordance with the FAO Corporate strategy.
Specific Functions
• Contributes to the comprehensive review of situation analysis for research and extension services for smallholders to provide strategic guidance to the sustainable development of the fisheries sector in beneficiary member countries;
• Provides technical advices as well as expertise to fisheries systems development technical project groups;
• Create a project management calendar for fulfilling each goal and objective;
• Participates in the designing and implementation of smallholder needs-based programmes for rural agriculture research, extension and advisory services for the project target commodities;
• Supports the establishment of smallholders’ extension and applied research centres for the project target commodities;
• Participates in the designs of blueprint/guideline for the establishment of extension model for the project target commodities;
• Formulates and implements producers’ needs-based extension programs and prepares extension/training/communication material for the project target commodities;
• Participates in the designing and implementation of an extension programme to support the implementation of the sustainable community-based natural resources management and promotes best management practices;
• Supports the development and dissemination of information and knowledge on products for fisheries.
Minimum Requirements
• Advanced university degree in environment or natural resource management, fisheries, value chain development, nature conservation or any other subject related to the mandate of the Organization;
• Five years of relevant experience in technical cooperation, related activities, policy advice and analysis relating to food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes;
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
• Results Focus
• Team Work
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
• Extent and relevance of experience in technical cooperation, related activities, policy advice and analysis relating to food and nutrition security, fisheries and rural development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes and/or providing technical support and advice on institutional capacity building processes;
• Extent and relevance of experience in establishing and maintaining partnerships with UN agencies, NGOs as well as donors and government institutions and agencies;
• Working knowledge of French is considered a strong asset.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
 • Candidates endorsed in the selection process for this vacancy announcement will be considered for the FAO Professional Employment Roster for a period of two years. The Roster is used to fill other similar positions at the same or lower grade, and in the same or another duty station;
• FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
 A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: 
Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:
• Dependency allowances
• Rental subsidy
• Education grant for children
• Home leave travel
• 30 working days of annual leave per year
• Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
• International health insurance; optional life insurance
• Disability protection
FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes:
• elements of family-friendly policies
• flexible working arrangements
• standards of conduct
 • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills;
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile;
• Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
• Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list;
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications;
• Incomplete applications will not be considered;
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
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