Job Description

Technical Advisors – Institutional Strengthening and Governance Advisor

 

Chemonics International Inc., a Washington DC based global consulting firm, with over 35 years of experience implementing development programs for various donors, primarily working with USAID, is recruiting mid- and senior-level professionals for an anticipated USAID-funded Sustainable Fisheries program. Based in Bangkok with satellite offices in Indonesia and the Philippines, the potential program’s goal is to increase the ability of regional fisheries organizations to conserve marine biodiversity and combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Asia-Pacific region. This proposed five-year activity focuses on implementing a fishery catch documentation and certification system in order to improve food security and fisheries management. The program will liaise heavily with the private sector, working with actors from across the seafood value chain in both domestic and international markets.

Institutional Strengthening and Governance Advisor will build the capacity of national government employees, regional organizations, and the private sector, to participate in the Catch Documentation and Traceability (CDT) system.

Responsibilities:

Provide technology training for fishing ministry officials in using the CDT system.
Train ministry officials to aggregate and analyze CDT data collected by fishermen.
Streamline the procedures by which commercial fishing vessels register with the appropriate authorities, especially for smaller vessels.
Establish uniform procedures for fishermen to file reports of illegal fishing and for government officials to subsequently investigate these claims.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or certificate equivalent in education, learning management, or related degree preferred.
Minimum 5 years of relevant technical experience on a donor-funded projects; experience with USAID preferred.
Demonstrated experience strengthening regional organizations’ capacity to improve fisheries management; understanding and experience with Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management and Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing preferred.
Demonstrated experience leading hands-on training for government officials and/or the private sector using new ICT systems and technological tools preferred.
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
English proficiency, both spoken and written.
Thai citizenship preferred.

How to Apply

Expressions of Interest: Send electronic submissions with the position title in the subject line to [email protected] by January 9, 2014. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted.