Ajira Mpya

Technical Adviser (Regional Coordinator) at FAO August 2023

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SFS has been assisting a number of interventions linked to the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC). One of the programmes linked to the SWIOFC is a Partnership between the SWIOFC and Nairobi Convention (NC) and its countries, collaboration between fisheries and environment sectors. The main focus of this programme (SWIOFC-NCPP) lies in improving the coordination between fisheries and environmental management for the overall system to produce actual results on the ground. At the same time, it is essential that there are improvements on both fisheries and environmental management, where they can reinforce each other mutually.

The programme has essentially the following main elements, including Ecosystem-based fisheries management interventions which’ in synergy with environment management interventions through cooperation and collaboration between fisheries and environment institutions, fisheries and environment policy dialogue promotion and assistance to policy frameworks, and knowledge sharing and generation. The programme will be implemented by SWIOFC/FAO and the Nairobi Convention/United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with the governments of Kenya, Mozambique, the United Republic of Tanzania and other Members.

The position is located in SFS and based in Maputo, Mozambique. Reporting Lines the Technical Adviser (Regional Coordinator) reports to the Secretary of the SWIOFC under overall supervision of the Subregional Coordinator for Southern Africa. Technical Focus Contributing to the technical and operational aspects of the implementation of the programme; technical competencies in fisheries and environmental development, management and policy support. Key Results Comprehensive technical and policy expertise to support technical cooperation-related programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with the FAO Strategic Framework.

Key Functions

Leads the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned technical cooperation-related programmes/projects; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, liaises with relevant parties; identifies follow-up actions. Coordinates technical cooperation activities and programme-related activities and reviews the assessments of issues and trends for their implementation and leads the preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies. Supervises preparation of various written outputs, e.g., background papers, analyses, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications. Contributes to consultative and other meetings, conferences, including proposals for agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.

Participates in activities such as structuring of training workshops, seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities. Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties. Provides advice regarding the development of policies and strategies related to technical cooperation, as well as regional, subregional and national protocols and guidelines for projects with specific domains related to FAO’s work.FAO Vacancies

Specific Functions Leads and supports the work of the SWIOFC-NC programme team. Ensures the coordination and synergies between the activities under the responsibility of components of the programme. Promotes, supports and coordinates the exchange of knowledge and experience among the SIWOFC/FAO and NC/UNEP for the purposes of the programme. Prepares annual work plans and budgets. Supervises and assists with the preparation of Letters of Agreement and other contractual arrangements for implementation of programme activities. Ensures and controls the overall technical quality of all activities of the programme. Monitors the progress of work of the entire programme and ensures that stipulated reports are prepared and submitted on time.


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills; Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile; Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application; Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile; Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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