Fishery and Aquaculture Officer

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Fishery and Aquaculture Officer: Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Representative/Subregional Coordinator, the functional guidance of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and in close collaboration with the FAO Senior Fishery Officer in RNE, to provide support on matters related to fisheries and aquaculture for the Multidisciplinary Team for Oriental Near East.


  • Monitor the fishery and aquaculture situation in countries and groups of countries in the subregion, study and analyse their technical assistance needs, identifying major problems of fisheries and aquaculture in marine and inland waters;
  • Provide technical backstopping to field projects in the subregion as needed through assisting in the identification, formulation, implementation and review of project activities with respect to inland and marine capture fisheries and aquaculture production;
  • Participate in missions relating to identification, formulation and implementation of field projects;
  • Liaise with the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department in identifying, planning and implementing programmes for the development and management of fisheries and aquaculture in the subregion;
  • Coordinate FAO’s activities with those of other international organizations and institutions concerned with fisheries and aquaculture in the subregion;
  • Collaborate with Regional Fishery Bodies active in the region and regional networks concerned with fisheries and aquaculture in the subregion;
  • Assist the Subregional Coordinator in identifying and approaching possible sources of extra budgetary funding and matching them with the Subregional Office and the FI Department’s Goals and Objectives, as well as the overall organizational objectives of alleviating poverty and achieving food security;
  • Undertake the technical work planned under the new Strategic Framework, and report systematically to the technical divisions concerned;
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Advanced University degree in Marine Biology, Fisheries Science, Fisheries Economics or related fields including professional experience or specialized studies in policy development, management and planning of fisheries and aquaculture or fishing and aquaculture technologies, fish processing and marketing
  • Seven years of relevant experience in building institutional capacities and developing national fishery policies and programmes on industrial fisheries(including small-scale fisheries (inland and marine), aquaculture and fish processing and marketing
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of Arabic and French
  • Relevance of experience in planning, implementing and coordinating programme activities related to fisheries and aquaculture development as well experience in building institutional capacities and organizational strengthening within the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the Near East region.
  • Extent of knowledge and understanding of industrial fisheries and small-scale fisheries (both in inland and marine waters), aquaculture, and familiarity with fish processing and marketing.
  • Experience in working with Regional Fishery Bodies and Networks active in the subregion.
  • Ability to organise and coordinate meetings and training activities and to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong initiative and high sense of responsibility; ability to work under pressure and to prioritize tasks; knowledge and understanding of the work of international organizations and national governments in the Near East region.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (including ability to write concise reports).

    Deadline: 21st December.

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