Rome, Italy Temporary

Job Details

The Consultant or PSA Subscriber will work as part of a closely collaborating team to conduct activities, research and analyses on issues related to the management and conservation of marine and/or inland fishery resources, including ecosystems related aspects. This work typically requires some specialization in the one or more of the following areas of FIAF's Branch work on marine and inland fisheries:

Global monitoring and analysis of status and trends of fishery resources o Assessment of the state of capture fishery resources and the ecosystems which support capture fisheries (including impacts of climate change); o Assessment/modelling tools to support decision-making in fisheries management; o Assessment and reduction of the negative environmental and/or social impacts of fisheries; o Development of tools and models for decision support and tools to facilitate management and research related to FIAF's areas of work; o Drafting of technical papers and technical guidelines. Promotion of sustainable use and conservation of fishery resources o Capture Fisheries-Ecosystem Integration: Mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem concerns in fisheries management; o Support to regional and international cooperation, in support of the SDGs, fishery agreements and MEAs (CBD, CMS, CITES, RAMSAR), also in cooperation with other organizations; o Identification of marine organisms of actual and potential interest to fisheries. Provision of advice and implementation of capacity-development activities to support member countries in fisheries research and management including o Assessment of the status and likely consequences of management on fisheries and on wild fish stocks; o Application and provision of guidance on the development and implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF); o Advice on fisheries management; o Design and conduct of scientific research surveys and monitoring programmes; o Application and provision of guidance on the development and implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF); o Delivery of training courses; o Development of capacity development materials.

Tasks and responsibilities

The detailed tasks and responsibilities of each selected Consultant or PSA will be defined in the Terms of Reference as part of the recruitment for the specific assignment. Depending upon that assignment, the designated tasks and responsibilities will typically cover one or more of the following duties related to FIAF's areas of work and in relation to the specific assignment:

Support of the delivery of FIAF's programme of work; Represent FIAF at internal and external meetings (Only for Consultants); Project formulation or evaluation in accordance with FAO's Strategic Framework and the FAO project cycle; Project management and monitoring, including advice on operations, financial and administrative aspects to ensure the smooth and timely implementation of project's activities; Organization and participation in internal and external meetings/workshops or other events (including consultation, training, capacity building and technical assistance); Conduct field missions as part of delivery of the objectives of the assignment; Coordination and implementation of assigned activities in accordance with FAO rules and procedures; Provision of substantive technical inputs to the elaboration of studies, publications and analyses, knowledge products and dissemination materials (including guidelines, manuals, research papers, capacity development and training materials); Collection, management and analysis of data;

Collaborate with relevant UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations.


An advanced university degree (for Consultants) or University degree (for PSA subscribers) in the field of aquatic/marine biology, fisheries Science and management, marine/freshwater ecology, oceanography, environmental management or closely related disciplinesRelevant experience in the field of management and conservation of marine and inland fishery resources, the ecosystems they depend on and of the fisheries exploiting them, and preferably in one or more areas of FIAF's work o For PSA or base-level consultants (C level): one to four years of relevant experience o For middle-level consultants (B level): at least five years of relevant experience o For senior level consultants (A level): at least 12 years of relevant experienceWorking knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian o For PSA only working knowledge of one of the above mentioned languages is required.

Contact Information

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations



To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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Post Date: 6/8/2019 8:30:30 AM
Closing Date: 8/12/2019 12:00:00 AM