Fishing Technology And Operations Consultants

Food and Agriculture Organization

Rome, Italy

The COF.REG/PSA.SBS will work under the overall supervision of the Team Leader of NFIFO and the direct supervision of a technical officer of NFIFO.

Technical Focus:

  • FAO's work is related to the implementation of Chapter 8 (Fishing Operations) of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, including the following main areas of NFIFO’s work: fishing operations and vessel design and technology; fishing gear technology and selectivity; environmental impacts of fishing; pollution reduction in fisheries, fisheries infrastructure development, including harbours and landing sites for fishing vessels; fishing fleet economic performance; fisheries micro-finance and credit, fisheries insurance; fisheries investments; small-scale fishing technology; emergency response; safety at sea; and programmes/ projects formulation and implementation.
  • NFIFO's work also includes the implementation of the GloLitter Partnerships project. The team is seeking consultants to assist in the implementation GloLitter FAO activities at national and regional level with the following technical expertise:
  • Law of the Sea. Experts on fishing regulation and law with a particular focus on prevention of pollution from ships.
  • Fishing gear technologist to support fishing gear modifications and gear marking trials to prevent and reduce gear loss and ghost fishing. 
  • Marine plastic litter management with a particular focus on plastic litter produced by the fishing sector, including abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG).

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • The tasks and responsibilities of each selected COF.REG or PSA.SBS will be defined in the Terms of Reference for the specific assignment. In general, depending on the specific assignment, designated tasks and responsibilities will normally include a number of the following elements:

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:

Minimum Requirements:

University degree for:

  • COF.REG: in Fisheries or Marine Environmental Studies, Marine engineering, Architecture, Development Studies, Economics, Political Sciences, Business Administration, International Relations, Communication Sciences or other relevant field.
  • PSAs: University degree in the above areas. A technical diploma plus demonstrated and relevant professional experience of at least 4 years can be accepted in lieu of a university degree.
  • Relevant experience in one or more areas in the field of fishing operations and vessel design and technology; fishing technology, gear selectivity and environmental impacts of fishing; pollution reduction in fisheries, fisheries infrastructure development, including harbours and landing sites for fishing vessels; fishing fleet economic performance; fisheries micro-finance and credit, fisheries insurance; fisheries investments; small-scale fishing technology; emergency response; safety at sea; and programmes/ projects formulation and implementation.

Source: https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=2203205