Principal Fisheries Adviser (GCF Tuna Project Feasibility Study)

Principal Fisheries Adviser (GCF Tuna Project Feasibility Study)

SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Nouméa, New Caledonia

The key responsibilities of the role include the following:

Project management and administration

  • Coordinates consultants and internal SPC staff allocated to assist with preparing the documentation to support the GCF full proposal;
  • Manages the overall financial resources of the GCF preparation project;
  • Participates and coordinates SPC’s inputs to joint country missions and strategies that negotiate agreement of activities for inclusion in the GCF final documentation;
  • Authorizes all travel and procurement of goods and services for the GCF project preparations;
  • Oversees and/or takes lead on donor reporting for the GCF project with assistance from the MEL team.

Design of Integrated Programmes of work

  • Leads discussions with FFA, PNA Office and any other relevant sub-regional groups on the respective work of the GCF project;
  • Leads discussions with Government Ministers and senior officials on the respective work of the GCF project;
  • Facilitates negotiations between project partners to develop the GCF work program;
  • Prepares the Feasibility Study for the GCF tuna project.

Technical Advice

  • Participates in one or more of the technical work areas of the GCF project preparation, according to skills and experience;
  • Designs additional studies needed to fill gaps in the knowledge base needed for preparing the GCF Feasibility Study;
  • Provides advice to the GCF Accredited Agency on technical gaps and uncertainties in the preparation of the GCF project documentation.

Communications

  • Oversees the communication of the GCF preparatory work internally across SPC and externally to clients, the scientific community and the general public;
  • Contributes and coordinates GCF project inputs to Divisional and Corporate publications;
  • Promotes the GCF project to raise the profile of oceanic fisheries vulnerabilities to climate change.

Key selection criteria:

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in natural resource management, fisheries science or a related field.

Technical expertise

  • A minimum of 15 years of proven expertise in the design of large-scale investments in fisheries and design of reporting and evaluation criteria;
  • Demonstrated technical report writing skills necessary to prepare technical reports and papers which include a range of fisheries and socio-economic data summaries;
  • A sound knowledge of national and regional fisheries policy in the Pacific;
  • Understanding the concepts and methods used in developing adaptation and mitigation measures to minimise the impacts of climate change on fisheries;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a medium-sized technical programme and supervise professional and technical contractors.

Language skills

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).

Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

  • Communication skills of a high order required to interact with Government Ministers and senior officials from member countries and non-member countries involved in tuna fisheries of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.

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