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