Job Opportunity: Artisanal Fisheries Co-Management Adviser
The Government of Seychelles (GOS), with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and funding from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), is undertaking a project for “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Management into Production Sector Activities. The Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) for GOS/UNDP/GEF projects in Seychelles is seeking qualified candidates to take up the position of Artisanal Fisheries Co-Management Adviser for the period of 3 years.
The Artisanal Fisheries Co-Management Adviser will take a lead role in the establishment and operation of fisheries co-management for the handline and trap fishery on Praslin, and later, in extending the co-management initiative to similar fisheries on the island of Mahé. In close collaboration with the Seychelles Fishing Authority, the Adviser will coordinate the efforts of key stakeholders, including a newly-established Praslin Fishers Association, a Praslin Co-Management Coordinating Committee, and others (e.g. NGOs, dive operators, tourism establishments, National Parks Authority, etc). The Adviser will be expected to live on Praslin for at least the first 18 months of the contract, with reporting and work-related travel to Mahé.
GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
· University Degree in marine studies, fisheries, ecology, sociology or natural sciences.
· Dynamic, outgoing and self-reliant personality.
· Experience in artisanal fisheries; experience in fisheries co-management an advantage.
· Ability to relate to, work with and address varied groups of people.
· Experience in developing community based natural resource management plans an advantage.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kreol.
Detailed Terms of Reference are available in electronic or paper copy from address below.
Applications, including cover letter and full CV, to be sent to:
UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit
Les Palmes Building, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 310
Closing Date for applications: Wednesday, 15th April 2009
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.