Organizational Setting The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department promotes policies and strategies aiming at the sustainable and responsible development of fisheries and aquaculture in inland and marine waters.
For this purpose, the Department provides discussion fora, information, legal and policy frameworks, codes and guidelines, options for strategies, scientific advice, and training material, among others.
The Policy, Economics and Institutions Branch (FIAP) guides and facilitates the sustainable development of the fisheries and aquaculture sector through programmes and activities from global to local levels that aim at improving the institutional, social, economic, policy and management aspects of the fisheries and aquaculture sector with a particular emphasis on human well-
being, food security and poverty reduction. FIAP provides advice, assistance and information to FAO members on economics and policies, strategies, plans and programmes for the management and development of fisheries and aquaculture.
FIAP has the primary responsibility within the Department for the development and uptake of international instruments such as the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, related instruments, the Voluntary Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small-
scale Fisheries, and the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests as well as elaborates additional guidelines and international plans of action in specific area.
Technical assistance is provided for the development and implementation of the fisheries and aquaculture policy, management, and promotion of sustainable fisheries livelihoods through decent rural employment, social protection and enhanced resilience to climate change and other stresses and shocks.
FIAP acts as the Secretariat of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), provides support to Regional Fishery Bodies (RFBs) and coordinates the RFB Secretariat Network, and ensures liaison and coordination with UN processes related to SDGs and other processes (NGOs / CSOs) concerned with fisheries and aquaculture.
International consultants and PSAs represent an important source of expertise for FAO, making their specialist contributions across the globe towards the achievement of the Organization’s strategic objectives.
For FAO to be able to attract and employ the best possible experts in the wide range of technical areas of its mandate, a competitive selection process has been introduced.
This process is intended to create a pool of candidates which can be called upon when their expertise is required, ensuring a transparent and rigorous selection process.
Reporting Lines The Consultant / PSA will work under the overall supervision of the Branch Head of FIAP and the direct supervision of a relevant Officer of FIAP.
Technical Focus The Consultant or PSA will work as part of a team to conduct activities, research and analysis on issues in the context of fisheries and aquaculture governance, which is applicable to fishery policy, economics and institutions in line with FAO’s Strategic Framework.
poverty reduction and socio-economic development in fisheries-dependent communities through decent rural employment and social protection, improvement of gender issues, strengthening of fishers and fish workers organizations, technical support to international processes related to the SDGs and Aichi targets etc.
Tasks and responsibilities The tasks and responsibilities of each selected Consultant or PSA will be defined in the Terms of Reference for the specific assignment.
In general, depending on the specific assignment, designated tasks and responsibilities will normally include a number of the following elements : Consultants and PSA
Committees on Fisheries and other meetings, including liaison with Permanent Missions and Representatives to FAO on fisheries-related activities.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements
governmental liaisons, small-scale fisheries, large-scale fisheries, socio-economic development, decent rural employment and social protection, fishery economics and institutions or related fields, preferably in FIAP’s areas of work.
For Consultants / PSA level C : one to four years of relevant experience For Consultants / PSA level B : at least five years of relevant experience For Consultants / PSA level A : at least fifteen years of relevant experience
Competencies For Consultants / PSAs Level A :
For Consultants / PSAs Level B and C
Technical / Functional Skills