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Employment and training opportunities in the fisheries sector (non-SPC)

 


9 October 2017

FFA issues a request for proposals from suitably qualified and experienced oceanic fisheries specialists

Request for proposals – An updated WCPO oceanic transboudary diagnostic analysis (TDA) and updated oceanic fisheries management aspects of the Pacific Islands IW SAP.

Interested parties are invited to submit a proposal. Please find all instructions in the REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 5.00pm on Monday 6 November 2017.

 


 

16 February 2017

Job opportunity – Tokelau Fisheries Director

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Director of the Tokelau Fisheries Management Agency. This new position will be directly responsible for leading the Tokelau Fisheries Management Agency and managing its staff. The Fisheries Management Agency (FMA) is a newly formed Agency responsible for the delivery of fisheries services to enable the sustainable management and development of Tokelau’s offshore fisheries.

The Fisheries Director will also provide the Tokelau Minister of Fisheries, Council for the Ongoing Government of Tokelau (the Council) , and the Administrator of Tokelau with advice regarding Tokelau offshore fisheries issues.

Detailed Terms of Reference for the position are available on request in both Tokelauan and English.

Applicants should have the following skills and experience:

  1. Understand and appreciate the Tokelau constitutional and cultural context, and have appropriate management experience to carry out the role effectively;
  2. Be able to communicate effectively in the Tokelau cultural context with the Council and General Fono, and have the knowledge and experience to fully meet the Terms of Reference for the position;
  3. Candidates will preferably be fluent in Tokelauan for both oral and written communications;
  4. Superior people management skills and experience;
  5. Have the relevant knowledge of policy and planning, offshore fisheries management and development, and financial management;
  6. Be comfortable engaging in regional and international fora, with the ability to strongly advocate Tokelau’s interests within these fora;
  7. Demonstrated ability to achieve results;
  8. Have relevant qualifications (preferably with a bachelor or master’s degree) with a particular focus on science, economics law, or other related qualifications and experience, and at least 5 years’ experience in this area.

This is a contract position for five years and will be based initially in New Zealand and later in Fakaofo, Tokelau.

Interested candidates should send their application with a covering letter clearly stating strengths and suitability for the role, attaching an up to date curriculum vitae and providing recent references from three professional referees with their contact details.

Applications should be sent to the address below no later than 10am on Monday, 13 March 2017.

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a copy of the Terms of Reference. Late applications will not be considered.


Change Manager

P.O. Box 2526

c/- Tokelau Office

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Tel: (+644) 819 4639;

Mobile 021754104

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16 February 2017

Job opportunity – Tokelau Offshore Officer (Policy and Planning)

Applications are invited from qualified applicants for the position of Offshore Officer (Policy and Planning). This new position will be directly responsible for providing policy and planning services for the sustainable management and development of Tokelau’s offshore fisheries.

The Offshore Officer (Policy and Planning) will report to the Fisheries Director of the Tokelau Fisheries Management Agency (FMA). The FMA is a newly formed agency responsible for the delivery of fisheries services to enable the sustainable management and development of Tokelau’s offshore fisheries.

Detailed Terms of Reference for the position are available on request in both Tokelauan and English.

Applicants should have the following skills and experience:

  1. Understand and appreciate the Tokelau constitutional and cultural context, and have appropriate knowledge and experience of fisheries policy and planning to carry out the role effectively;
  2. Be able to communicate effectively in the Tokelau context to support the Fisheries Director, when required, at General Fono and/or Council, and to communicate effectively with the three Taupulega (village councils);
  3. Understand and respect the culture and Constitution of Tokelau.  Candidates will preferably be fluent in Tokelauan for both oral and written communications, or show willingness to learn;
  4. Be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with regional fisheries agencies and other Pacific Island Country fisheries officials;
  5. Have relevant qualifications with a particular focus on science, economics law, or other related qualifications and experience, and at least 3 years’ experience in this area.

This is a contract position for five years and will be based initially in New Zealand and later in Fakaofo, Tokelau.

Interested candidates should send their application with a covering letter clearly stating strengths and suitability for the role, attaching an up to date curriculum vitae and providing recent references from three professional referees with their contact details.

Applications should be sent to the address below no later than 10am on Monday, 13 March 2017.

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a copy of the Terms of Reference. Late applications will not be considered.


Change Manager

P.O. Box 2526

c/- Tokelau Office

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Tel: (+644) 819 4639;

Mobile 021754104

Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

13 February 2017

Job opportunity – Tokelau Fisheries Officer - Fisheries Access Manager

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the position of Fisheries Officer – Fisheries Access Manager. This new position will be directly responsible for administering the systems and processes that support both the Purse Seine and Long-line Vessel Day Schemes.  The Vessel Day Schemes, established under the Palau Arrangement, are the management regimes that are used to manage fisheries access to the Tokelau Exclusive Economic Zone.

The Fisheries Officer – Fisheries Access Manager will report to the Fisheries Director of the Tokelau Fisheries Management Agency (FMA).  The FMA is a newly formed agency responsible for the delivery of fisheries services to enable the sustainable management and development of Tokelau’s offshore fisheries.

Detailed Terms of Reference for the position are available on request in both Tokelauan and English.

Applicants should have the following skills and experience:

  1. Understand and appreciate the Tokelau constitutional and cultural context, and have appropriate knowledge and experience of the Vessel Day Schemes and Parties to the Nauru Agreement Fisheries Management Information System to carry out the role effectively;
  2. Be able to communicate effectively in the Tokelau cultural context to support the Fisheries Director, when required, at General Fono and/or Council, and to communicate effectively with the three Taupulega (village councils)
  3. Understand and respect the culture and Constitution of Tokelau.  Candidates will preferably be fluent in Tokelauan for both oral and written communications, or show willingness to learn;
  4. Be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with regional fisheries agencies and other Pacific Island Country fisheries officials;
  5. Have relevant qualifications with a particular focus on science, economics law, or other related qualifications and experience, and at least 3 years’ experience in this area..

This is a contract position for five years and will be based initially in New Zealand and later in Fakaofo, Tokelau.

Interested candidates should send their application with a covering letter clearly stating strengths and suitability for the role, attaching an up to date curriculum vitae and providing recent references from three professional referees with their contact details.

Applications should be sent to the address below no later than 10am on Monday, 13 March 2017.

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a copy of the Terms of Reference. Late applications will not be considered.


Change Manager

P.O. Box 2526

c/- Tokelau Office

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Tel: (+644) 819 4639;

Mobile 021754104

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13 February 2017

Job opportunity – Tokelau Offshore Officer (Licensing and Enforcement)

Applications are invited from qualified applicants for the position of Offshore Officer (Licensing and Enforcement). This new position will be directly responsible for providing vessel licensing and enforcement (MCS) services for the fisheries in the Tokelau Exclusive Economic Zone.

The Offshore Officer (Licensing and Enforcement) will report to the Fisheries Director of the Tokelau Fisheries Management Agency (FMA). The FMA is a newly formed agency responsible for the delivery of fisheries services to enable the sustainable management and development of Tokelau’s offshore fisheries.

Detailed Terms of Reference for the position are available on request in both Tokelauan and English.

Applicants should have the following skills and experience:

  1. Understand and appreciate the Tokelau constitutional and cultural context, and have appropriate knowledge and experience to carry out the role effectively;
  2. Be able to communicate effectively in the Tokelau cultural context to support the Fisheries Director, when required, at General Fono and/or Council, and to communicate effectively with the three Taupulega (village councils)
  3. Candidates will preferably be fluent in Tokelauan for both oral and written communications;
  4. Be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with regional fisheries agencies and other Pacific Island Country fisheries officials;
  5. Be capable of achieving and maintaining Authorised Officer status; vi) Have relevant qualifications with a particular focus on science, economics law, or other related qualifications and experience, and at least 3 years’ experience in this area.

This is a contract position for five years and will be based initially in New Zealand and later in Fakaofo, Tokelau.

Interested candidates should send their application with a covering letter clearly stating strengths and suitability for the role, attaching an up to date curriculum vitae and providing recent references from three professional referees with their contact details.

Applications should be sent to the address below no later than 10am on Monday, 13 March 2017.

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a copy of the Terms of Reference. Late applications will not be considered.


Change Manager

P.O. Box 2526

c/- Tokelau Office

Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Tel: (+644) 819 4639;

Mobile 021754104

Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

10 February 2017

Request for expressions of interest for an Information and Technology Consultant to improve the Tuvalu Fisheries Department information system

 

The Tuvalu Government has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services. The services include the improving of the Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) existing information system as well as designing a new IT system for its new office building with VMS requirement. He/She will also prepare technical specifications of IT equipment for the new office.

TFD now invites eligible consultants (individual) to indicate their interest in providing the above mentioned services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, and availability of appropriate skills) with their CVs.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition).

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during Tuvalu office hours: 0800 to 1700 OR by email address given below.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the same address by 22 February 2017.

 

PROP Office

Attn: Project Coordinator

Fisheries Department

Funafuti, TUVALU

Tel: +688 20 348

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Web site: www.tuvalufisheries.tv


 

12 January 2017

Request for tender: Ocean Analyst Consultant with the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner 

BACKGROUND

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is the current Pacific Ocean Commissioner.   The Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC) works with countries and territories in the region and with other regions, with international organisations, the private sector and civil society to:

  •  strengthen ocean governance;
  • improve understanding of challenges and opportunities in the region;
  • build support for the region’s efforts to sustainably develop, manage and conserve the ocean;
  • strengthen coordination and collaboration between ocean stakeholders, this includes fostering inter and intra-regional cooperation; and
  • evaluate progress made against the Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape (FPO) and other ocean related policies and decisions.

The OPOC is undergoing a period of rapid administrative change at a time when recognition of its role in coordination and regional leadership on cross-sectorial, cross-jurisdictional ocean issues has gained significant traction. To date this has played out most effectively for members through support on BBNJ. Looking forward this same kind of support for the UN Conference on implementation of SDG14 to be held in New York in June 2017 is envisaged. The role of the OPOC as a coordinator of regional technical advice to support regional engagement in this UN Conference will be crucial to its success. Also the next phase of reporting achievements against the FPO will be key to help the region identify key needs for investment moving forward.

Through funding support provided by the Australian Government the consultancy contract will deliver several outputs for the OPOC to assist the region prepare for the UN Conference and guide investment on key needs to enhance integrated ocean management as envisaged under the FPO.  Activities will include day to day operational management of the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner in collaboration with the Natural Resources Adviser, provision of support to POA in the positioning of issues before the SDG14 meeting in New York, support to carry out the review of the Results Framework for the FPO and the second evaluation of the FPO for Leaders, continued data collection and refinement of the Regional Pacific Ocean Project Portal, development of technical pieces to underpin regional engagement in the UN Conference, and support for upcoming engagements of the POC and OPOC.

Objective

The objective of the project is to manage the work of the OPOC with a view to securing its long-term sustainability in a manner responsive to the needs of the OPOC, regional partners and sector related interests.

Summary of scope of work

A summary of the scope of work is listed on a broader scope as per specifications under the Terms of Reference (ToR) document and can be downloaded at www.tenders.net/forumsec. The consultant will work in the OPOC as a part of a team within the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, reporting to the Deputy Secretary General (SPCP&CS). The consultant will work closely with the Natural Resources Adviser on procurements and strategic engagement.

Primary duties in this role will include:

  1. Resource mobilisation for the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner
  2. Support for countries on biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
  3. Support regional engagement in the UN Conference on Implementation of SDG14

Secondary duties in this role will include:

  1. Administration of the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner 
  2. Support regional ocean policy development and advocacy 
  3. Support implementation of the Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape

Key capabilities

Knowledge and experience:

  • Proven ocean governance and management, legal and/or policy experience at a senior level;
  • Sound experience in capacity building and mentoring skills and the ability to provide organizational and administrative advice and support to Ministers and senior officials;
  • Proven experience in working in a multi-sector environment and/or within or closely with central agencies of finance and planning.

Skills:

  • High level of initiative and self-management with the ability to think laterally and identify innovative solutions.
  • Practical understanding of oceans and natural resource issues and sound, current knowledge of the development and governance challenges facing Pacific Island countries in terms of policy development and implementation. Pacific Islands and regional experience would be desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a group of professionals and to manage their diverse skills and abilities.
  • Familiarity with donor and development partner procedures.
  • High level organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Committed to team work.
  • Experience at producing high quality work under narrow deadlines.

The appointment is for a term of approximately six (6) months, which may vary depending on date of commencement and satisfactory performance.

How to apply

Submissions should be clearly marked as:

REQUEST FOR TENDER - “OCEAN ANALYST CONSULTANT WITH THE OFFICE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN COMMISSIONER.”

Method of Submissions:

Submissions must be forwarded in PDF format following the instructions at: www.tenders.net/forumsec.

*All interested bidders will need to register at www.tenders.net/forumsec.

Deadline for Submissions:

Submissions need to reach the Forum Secretariat by 5pm (Fiji time) Monday 23 January 2017.  Late or incomplete tenders will not be considered.

All queries or requests for information must be submitted via the Question and Answer Forum on www.tenders.net/forumsec before 5pm on Monday 16 January 2017.

All queries will be responded to via the Question and Answer Forum on www.tenders.net/forumsec before 5pm on Wednesday 18 January 2017.


 

25 April 2016

FAO is looking for a specialist on socio-economic issues in fisheries

During 2014 and 2015, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department started a programme on sustainable natural resources management, poverty reduction and social protection for fisheries-dependent communities. The objective was to understand the impact that social protection measures can have in promoting sustainable use of fisheries and aquatic resources while contributing to poverty reduction and broadly to rural development. Some case studies were prepared and a workshop was held in November 2015 to bring the existing evidence together. The workshop recommended to gather greater evidence on the link between social protection and sustainable natural resources management within the context of rural poverty reduction.
The Protection to Production (PtoP) project evidence has been generated on the economic and productive impacts of cash-transfers for smallholder households in Sub-Saharan Africa. A framework for analysis and action (FAA) and a diagnostic tool have also been developed to analyse the coherence, at country level, between agriculture and social protection programs. http://www.fao.org/publications/card/en/c/dc7cdda7-4bb7-4d0f-99c4-96f2352e385d/

Objectives
The senior consultant will be responsible for drafting a diagnostic tool based on the PtoP ‘Strengthening coherence between agriculture and social protection to combat poverty and hunger in Africa- Diagnostic tool’ and support the phase of field testing. In particular the Senior consultant will be responsible of revising the Diagnostic tool through a fisheries sector-lens including identification of gaps and drafting of additional material.
The objective of the tool is to provide a guidance for responsible national institutions, researchers, practitioners and FAO staff to collect data and assess at country level under which conditions, social protection programs/schemes can foster sustainable natural resources management and contribute to poverty reduction in fisheries dependent communities.

Closing date: 5 May 2016

Download: Terms of reference (pdf: 80 ko)


 

6 April 2016

Request for expressions of interest : Consulting services for coastal fisheries assessment in FSM

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is one of the first four Pacific Island Countries (PICs) to receive financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP), together with the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The FSM National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) is the implementing agency for the PROP in the FSM. To support project activities, NORMA, in collaboration with the FSM Department of Resources and Development (DRD) has identified that they will require a nation-wide coastal fisheries assessment in the FSM. The Assessment will be carried out over a period of one year, and will include at a minimum, the following activities in order to achieve the objectives: 

(i) Carry out a biological and socio-economic assessment of FSM’s coastal fisheries: Review and summarize the current status of FSM’s coastal fisheries (i.e. a baseline), based on wide stakeholder consultations in the four states and the best available information on:

  • bio-ecological status and potential of FSM’s coastal fisheries (e.g. biomass, abundance, catch per unit of fishing effort for key targeted species groups);
  • social and economic benefits of FSM’s coastal fisheries (e.g. food security, incomes and livelihoods, economic rents, market information and exports, etc.);
  • governance framework for the coastal fisheries in each state (e.g. government policies and regulations, status of traditional tenure, etc.);
  • key constraints identified by communities and stakeholders, and opportunities for PROP financing to add value to help coastal communities to sustainably manage defined fisheries and subsequently enhance production;
  • lessons learned and best practices from relevant recent and past failed or successful initiatives
  • key stakeholders and current initiatives underway;
  • scenarios for improving coastal fisheries resource management in each of the four states, and the estimated costs and benefits of each.

 (ii)  Identification of the coastal fishery value chains targeted for support, and selection of initial sites: Based on the above assessment, identification of:

  • the key coastal fishery value chains that would be eligible for support in each state,
  • the types of activities that would be eligible for PROP support in order to sustainably enhance these value chains,
  • the criteria and process by which interested communities and stakeholders could request that support (focusing upon community commitment and building upon the criteria in the first bullet of the third paragraph in Section A above), and
  • based on the above, identification of the initial sites to be targeted for support through the PROP.

 (iii) Detailed description of the activities (or types of activities eligible) to be financed in the PROP component two across the sites identified (including costs of support or reforms identified at state government levels), including a detailed budget and timeline to completion, based on consultation with stakeholders, the government in each state, and DRD. Identification of potential methods for implementation i.e. through NGOs in the communities/state; through community bodies etc., and any challenges that may affect implementation in particular areas.

(iv) A detailed monitoring and evaluation plan, including baselines for the key indicators of success, and roles and responsibilities for data collection.

 

NORMA, as part of the World Bank funded PROP Project, now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

Closing date: 29 April 2016

Download: Full Announcement Document (pdf: 80 ko)


7 January 2015

2015 US Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarship

The 2015 US Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarship provides funding to college students with close ties to American Samoa, Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, who are US citizens or nationals, so they can obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree from a fisheries focused program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Hawaii's Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Hawaii Pacific University or the University of Guam. It also includes a paid internship and a commitment to work in a local US Pacific Territory agency (one year service for each year of scholarship).

This scholarship is part of an MOU signed by representatives from 13 secondary education institutions, local agencies and federal agencies that comprise the Education Committee of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (pdf: 1.0 Mo).

For more information, please contact the Council at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing date: 15 February 2015

Download: Scolarship Announcement and Application Form (pdf: 80 ko)


 

5 December 2014

Pacific Island Community Adaptive Co-Management Course (PICCC) 2015

The Institute for Applied Sciences at the University of the South Pacific, The LMMA Network, SPREP-PROE and partners are very pleased to announce the upcoming Pacific Island Community Adaptive Co-Management Course (PICCC) 2015.  Please note the deadline for application is 31 December, 2014.

The course will provide participants with the practical knowledge and skills required for the sustainable management of natural resources such as fisheries management and conservation in the context of Pacific Island communities including Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs). The course is integrated in the USP curriculum and provides practitioners with the opportunity to further their education in conservation management including the possibility of acquiring postgraduate qualifications through the university’s academic structure.

Closing date: 31 December 2014

Download Background info (pdf: 1.1Mo) and the Application form (pdf: 140ko)


 

26 September 2014

Kiribati Fisheries Director

The New Zealand Aid Programme, acting for and on behalf of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), are inviting submissions from suitably qualified and experienced individuals acting as a sole trader or from an organisation to assist the Government of Kiribati in the provision of technical assistance to support the sustainable development and management of coastal fisheries, in line with Kiribati’s National Fisheries Policy 2012 – 2025 (KNFP).

The overarching goals that MFAT are seeking from the technical assistance are to:

  • Promote sustainable management and development of maritime resources to maximise economic benefits and sustain livelihoods in Kiribati.
  • Support community and private sector led fisheries development initiatives to provide for better economic benefits, improve livelihoods and food security.
  • Provide the sustainability within Kiribati for coastal fisheries

The assignment is for three years, of which the first 2 years are expected to be residential in Tarawa. The appointee will also act as the Interim Director of Fisheries for at least the first year of the assignment. At an agreed time (not yet determined) the appointee will move into the role of Fisheries Management Advisor, and at some point the assignment is expected to become non-residential – ie the advisor may be based elsewhere and not be full time.

Closing date: 12 noon (NZ Time) Wed 22 October 2014

Download the complete Request for Proposals (pdf: 440ko) and Terms of Reference (pdf: 140ko)


 

14 August 2014

Pearl Biologist   - Manihiki - Cook Islands

Applications are invited for the full time position of Ministry of marine resources (MMR) pearl biologist based on Manihiki atoll. This is a project-related position implemented by the MMR’s Pearl Support Division. Funding is provided under the EU-Global Climate Change Alliance project titled ‘Environmental monitoring to enhance community livelihoods and build resilience to climate change in low-lying atolls of the Cook Islands.

As MMR pearl biologist your terms of reference will include:
1)    Field work and analysis of multi-disciplinary sciences such as, climate change science associated with coral reef monitoring & benthic GIS surveys & mapping, water quality testing & public health monitoring and coastal hydrology;
2)    Technical support in implementing the Manihiki lagoon management plan;
3)    Overseeing the lagoon water quality monitoring including operating the WQ laboratory in Tauhunu village and the WQ monitoring buoy deployed in Tukao bay.
4)    Leadership, mentoring and management skills in driving innovation of the sustainable development and growth of the pearl sector.
5)    Participate in public awareness programs, training and outreach, liaison as needed;
6)    Work on special projects as directed by the MMR director and secretary.

This position will be renewable on an annual contract basis with a possible extension for two years. A full job description and further information is available from MMR.

Please contact Uirangi Bishop Ph 28730, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Provide a CV with the completed application, addressed to the Secretary, Ministry of Marine Resources, P.O Box 85, Tutakimoa, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing date: 25 August 2014

Download the ToR (pdf: 90ko)


 

11 July 2013

Three PhD positions available  - Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) GmbH in Bremen is a member of the Leibniz Association, which is supported by the German Federal and State Governments. Through its research, Leibniz-ZMT GmbH contributes to developing science-based strategies for sustainable use of tropical coastal systems (www.zmt-bremen.de).  In the frame of the project ‘Resilience of Pacific Island coral reef social-ecological systems in times of global change (REPICORE)’  3 PhD positions (two in ecology, one in social sciences) are available as of September 15, 2013, subject to final granting of funds. The project is an interdisciplinary approach that includes collaboration with international experts and partners from the region. It combines social and natural sciences in the conception and implementation of the project to achieve a more holistic understanding of coupled social-ecological systems. It will examine marine resource use and coastal livelihoods across three Melanesian countries in conjunction with field assessments of reef fish and benthic communities. The overall aim is an improved understanding of social-ecological feedbacks that erode or strengthen coral reef resilience and identify potentials for including information on social-ecological resilience in coastal governance by drawing on formal and non-formal management institutions

Closing date: 16 August 2013

Download the official announcement (pdf: 80ko)


 

6 June 2013

Director Fisheries Operations and Director Fisheries Management - FFA

More information about these two positions at FFA in the following documents:

 

Director Fisheries Operations - FFA

closing date: 4 July 2013

Download the: Application form (pdf 300 ko) and Information Package (300ko)

Director Fisheries Management - FFA

Closing date: 18 June 2013

Download the: Application form (pdf 300 ko) and Information Package (300ko)

 

31 May 2013

Global Tuna Project Coordinator - FAO

FAO is recruiting a Global Tuna Project Coordinator who will lead the Project “Sustainable Management of Tuna Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction” (referred to hereafter as the Tuna Project).

The Tuna Project is the largest of 4 projects which fall under the GEF funded ABNJ Program (“Global Sustainable Fisheries Management and Biodiversity Conservation in the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Program”) for which FAO is the lead Agency. The five-year ABNJ Program is a complex, innovative and comprehensive initiative which aims to promote efficient and sustainable management of fisheries resources and biodiversity conservation in the ABNJ. A pamphlet describing the Programme (available here - PDF 1Mo) provides summary information. The objective of the Tuna project is to achieve sustainable and profitable tuna fisheries while conserving biodiversity. FAO is the GEF Implementing Agency responsible for supervision and for the provision of technical guidance during the implementation of the project.

Because of the Global nature of the Project, the post will be based in Rome; it is proposed that the post should have a fixed term duration of 2 years extendable to 5 years (the Project has a duration of 5 years). The project document may be viewed at ftp://ext-ftp.fao.org/FI/Data/FIDF/ABNJ The attached Vacancy Announcement for this Project Post was issued on 26 March 2013 for a period of one month. The deadline of application has been further extended to 15 June 2013. The application must be directly sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and received by 15 June 2013.

Official Vacancy Announcement available here (PDF: 60ko).

 

31 May 2013

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Awards - Australia

The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Awards are open to inbound postgraduate international students. These Scholarships are worth up to AUD 90K for a Masters and AUD 190K for a PhD.

Inbound international students must be currently living in their own country and have an offer to study at UOWs.
The Guidelines provide information for applicants wishing to apply for any of nine categories of Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships:

Guidelines are available here (PDF: 1 Mo).

 

29 May 2013

Senior Fish Biologist - Calgary, Canada

The Aquatics Team has an opportunity for a Senior Fish Biologist in the Calgary office. The successful candidate will join their team of fisheries biologists and aquatic specialists leading assessments of fish and aquatic communities and their habitat for a variety of projects. This senior professional would play a key role in managing and completing environmental assessments, mentoring and supervising more junior staff and developing business.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide technical leadership in the design of aquatic studies, implementation of field sampling protocols, analysis of statistics and preparation and review of reports.
  • Lead, manage, design and conduct aquatic resource assessments and related studies for multi-disciplinary projects in the oil & gas, mining, power and pipeline sectors.
  • Lead, manage and prepare aquatic resources components of environmental impact assessments.
  • Develop fish habitat No Net Loss compensation strategies and compliance monitoring according to federal and provincial legislation and permit requirements.
  • Manage tasks and projects according to approved scopes of work, and deliver quality reports on schedule and within budget.
  • Contribute to and lead business development activities, including proposals, pre-qualifications, and relationship building with clients and prospective clients.
Interact and interface with clients and environmental regulators.
  • Provide supervision, training, technical direction and mentoring to more junior staff.
  • Participate in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work.

The assignment Description is available here (PDF: 60ko).

 

24 April 2013

Fisheries Management Institutional Strengthening Specialist - Nauru

This assignment is aligned with the Government of Australia’s partnership agreement with the Government of Nauru.

 
This senior position was created to guide and implement the Institutional Strengthening development, reform and establishment of improved facilities and operations for the NFMRA. The Institutional Strengthening program will focus on capacity building and supporting the further development of NFMRA staff, systems and organisational outcomes.
The Fisheries Management Institutional Strengthening Specialist for the NFMRA Institutional Strengthening program is a senior line-manger of the GON and reports directly to the GON, through the Chief Executive Officer to the Board of the NFMRA and the Minister for Fisheries. In addition, as the Institutional Strengthening program is supported under Australian Government regional funding, the Fisheries Management Institutional Strengthening Specialist will also report regularly to the AusAID First Secretary (Development Assistance) in Nauru.
An Institutional Strengthening Project Design Document was developed in 2007 by a Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) design team. As outlined in the FFA design document, the proposed NFMRA Institutional Strengthening program is a broad activity over three years that has elements of Technical Assistance, mentoring, staff training, and the procurement of support equipment as part of overall implementation.
In the early stages of the Institutional Strengthening program, the Fisheries Management Institutional Strengthening Specialist will focus on supporting the CEO to get the organisational structure right, through identification of the core business of the NFMRA, the skills gaps to be addressed as part of meeting its policy and monitoring obligations and the identification of both the function and then the specification of the equipment and facilities required.
In subsequent stages of the program, the Specialist will work with senior NFMRA staff to develop the capabilities of the institution to implement its core business, with a particular emphasis on improving revenue from foreign tuna fishing, establishing a firm basis for community-involved coastal fisheries management and conservation, establishing an enabling environment for appropriate private sector and/or community development in fisheries and aquaculture and improving the capacity of operational units to monitor and manage all fisheries.

 

The assignment will commence from July 2013 for a two year period.

 

The assignment Description is available here (PDF: 205ko).

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