Fishery Program Manager

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Company:American Refugee Committee (ARC)
Category:Social Development
Job Type:Permanent

Job details



Program Development – 60%

  • 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.



  • 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.


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Social Development American Refugee Committee (ARC) 1 year ago