Economic Specialist (Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture)

Economic Specialist (Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture)

SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Nouméa, New Caledonia

The role

The Economic Specialist (Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture) will provide economic and strategic advice and inputs to the CFAP. It aims at mobilising economic theories, tools and methods to effectively support the CFAP achieve tangible changes in sustainable fisheries management, sustainable livelihoods, and sustainable aquaculture development in the 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), in the face of current and future challenges, such as climate change, food security, biodiversity erosion and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The key responsibilities of the role include the following:

  • Provision of economic and strategic advice and guidance to FAME Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme:
    • Provide strategic advice and guidance on incorporating appropriate economic components into current CFAP initiatives, planning, and the development of future programmes and projects;
    • Foster the effective use of economic theory and tools within CFAP towards tangible outcomes for sustainable coastal fisheries and aquaculture management and development;
    • Keep abreast of economic context, challenges and development aspirations of PICTs.
  • Contribution to socio-economic monitoring of coastal fisheries and aquaculture initiatives:
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of surveys and data collection systems for coastal fisheries and aquaculture projects;
    • Provide input to monitoring programmes to ensure reliable and useful socio-economic data are collected;
    • Upon SPC member requests, review country soci-economic data collection and analytical systems related to coastal fisheries and/or aquaculture. Provide advice to SPC members on improvements in data collection and analysis procedures.
  • Economic analysis and modelling of coastal fisheries and aquaculture:
    • Lead CFAP’s economic analysis and economic input by providing cost benefit analysis, value chain analysis, economic modelling and evaluations of coastal fisheries and aquaculture;
    • Use economic theory, modelling and analysis to provide fisheries policy advice and information to SPC member PICTs;
    • Lead reporting and documenting of results from coastal fisheries and aquaculture economic analysis and modelling.
  • National and community capacity development in support of sustainable coastal fisheries and aquaculture:
    • Formal, on-the-job training and mentoring of member counterparts on issues related to economic theory, methodologies, and tools towards enhanced policies and practices.
  • Inter-agency networking and cross-sectoral collaboration:
    • Identify collaboration opportunities, develop and promote economic related projects within SPC and other regional and international organisations;
    • Liaise and network with key projects and stakeholders to provide economic input and assistance where needed.
  • Support to the Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme and project management:
    • Manage economic projects, including monitoring, finances, reporting and audits, so that donor and SPC internal requirements are met.

Key selection criteria

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate qualification in economics, resource/environmental economics or a closely related field.

Technical expertise

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in economic data collection, analysis and advice for development projects, government policy or/and proposals;
  • Knowledge and experience in preparing and running in-country economic data collection programmes, preferably experience of running programmes remotely via email, telephone or other forms of indirect communication;
  • Knowledge and experience of data analysis, including cost-benefit and related analysis, value-chain analysis, descriptive analysis and statistical analysis;
  • Demonstrated experience of developing work programmes, budgets and strategies;
  • Ability to translate economic analysis into easily understood terms for non-experts;
  • Experience providing economic advice to governments, senior officials and fishers or community members;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing training courses in the economic, finance or project management areas;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in handling demanding work schedules, and working as part of a team or alone with minimal supervision;
  • Experience working with PC computer systems and MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint software.

Language skills

  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written) and able to provide succinct reports for a range of audiences;
  • Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness;
  • Experience and ability to work with people from different ethnic, cultural and educational backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of Pacific Island countries and territories is an advantage.

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