The Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division (FIA) is responsible for the economic, social, institutional, governance and policy aspects of FAO's activities related to fisheries and aquaculture and their development, with particular emphasis on human well-being, food security and poverty reduction; post-harvest utilization, marketing and trade with due regard to the protection of the environment, food security, nutrition and the well-being of fishing communities; collection, compilation, validation, trend analysis and dissemination of the best available and up-to-date fishery statistics and for the syndication of the FAO information on all aspects of world fisheries and aquaculture. The Division is also responsible for FAO's activities related to the management and conservation of the living aquatic resources used by fisheries and aquaculture, including biodiversity and ecosystem restoration and protection, with particular emphasis on most vulnerable and threatened species and habitats; management of responsible fisheries and aquaculture in accordance with modern management standards and best practices; development of fisheries technology, with due regard to the protection of the environment, food security, nutrition and the well-being of fishing communities, including the safety of fishers and fishing vessels. The Division also carries out a number of activities to assess the vulnerability of fisheries and aquaculture resources and dependent communities to climate change and support countries in their adaptation efforts.
Support FIA’s work on compilation of information and development of knowledge products on climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation. Develop concept notes for resource mobilization purposes and assist with the formulation of project proposals and project documents. Work with FIA staff to implement policies, programmes and field projects aiming at building adaptive capacity to climate change and other external stressors affecting fisheries and aquaculture.
The tasks and responsibilities of each selected Consultant will be defined in the Terms of Reference for the specific assignment. In general, assigned tasks and responsibilities will normally include a number of the following elements depending on the assignment and the expertise of the Consultant: