The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) advertises vacancy for Project Officer (Fishery/Technical Adviser)

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The FAO is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of Project Officer (Fishery/Technical Adviser) with its Fisheries and Aquaculture Division (NFI) for the project, 'Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction'. The post is a fixed-term one year position, with the possibility of extension and is located within the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division (NFI) at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

The project is one of the five of the GEF-7 Common Oceans II Programme 'Global Sustainable Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)'. The objective of the project is to achieve responsible, efficient and sustainable tuna production and biodiversity conservation in the ABNJ in face of a changing environment.

The Key Functions of the position as described in the Job Description are as follows:

  • Provides technical leadership assistance on the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; assists in the review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, liaises with relevant parties.
  • Coordinates of programmes and reviews the assessments of issues and trends for the implementation of programmes and projects and the preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies.
  • Supervises preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.
  • Contributes to consultative and other meetings, conferences, including proposals for agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
  • Participates in activities such as structuring of training workshops, seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties.
  • Provides advice on the development of policies and strategies, as well as national protocols and guidelines for projects with specific domains related to FAO's work.

Further details on the post, including how to apply, can be found at the FAO Vacancies page, here.

22 April 2024

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