Provide strategic leadership on ARC’s fishery programs and oversee effective program management and implementation.
Develop organizational policy framework, sector specific strategic objectives and operational plans for fishery program development.
Develop comprehensive development program with action plan for sustainable development of the fisheries sector.
Coordinate with potential donors and interested private sector entrepreneurs to ensure sustainable financing of the sector’s development.
Enhance participation and leadership of women in sustainable fisheries development by addressing their gender needs and strategic interests.
Assist in the development of community based social enterprises owned, operated or managed by fishers, fishing cooperatives and their partners.
Design programs that promote the local consumption of fishery products.
Technical Support – 20%
Together with the Climate Change Adaptation and Program Manager conduct a climate change impact assessment on the fisheries sector and develop sector specific strategic objectives to address the identified climate change impacts.
Conduct trainings for fishermen and fishing cooperatives on best, sustainable and responsible fishing practices and build awareness on destructive fishing methods.
Conduct continuous mapping on funding opportunities and private sector actors engaged in the fishery value chain.
Representation – 20%
Foster effective relations with other fisheries managers and key stakeholders through networking and dialogue.
Build and maintain good working relationships with relevant line ministries, chamber of commerce, fishermen and fishing cooperatives, private sector, partner organizations, and community leaders.
Share findings and recommendations with key stakeholders in appropriate forms; and monitor and evaluate progress, outputs and impacts.
Develop regular communications with Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and other partners to integrate ARC activities within the development plans and objectives of the MoFMR.
Maintain cooperative relationships and networking with the Chambers of commerce and other private actors engaged in the fishery value chain.
EDUCATION, TECHNICAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
7 years of working experience in fishery sector, fishery resource management; fishery research & services and alternative livelihood strategies for sustainable fishery sector development; export-marketing and quality control.
Minimum - Post Graduate University degree in fisheries or related fields.
Additional specialization or experience in areas of climate change adaptation, marine conservation, coastal and marine resource management, policy planning, capacity building, networking or other related fields will be an asset.
Excellent command in written and spoken English.
Ability to work in a team, under pressure and meet deadlines.