Fishery Officer (Aquaculture Biosecurity), Rome, Italy

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Italy

City: Rome, Italy

Office: FAO Rome

Closing date: Thursday, 5 November 2020


Fishery Officer (Aquaculture Biosecurity)

Job Posting: 15/Oct/2020

Closure Date: 05/Nov/2020, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : Fisheries Division, NFI

Job Type: Staff position

Type of Requisition : Professional Project

Grade Level : P-2

Primary Location: Italy-Rome

Duration : Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension

Post Number : 2008163

CCOG Code : 1H05

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Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position

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The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.

Organizational Setting The Fisheries Division (NFI) is responsible for the economic, social, institutional, governance and policy aspects of FAO’s activities related to fisheries and aquaculture and their development, with particular emphasis on human well-being, food security and poverty reduction; post-harvest utilization, marketing and trade with due regard to the protection of the environment, food security and the well-being of fishing communities; collection, compilation, validation, trend analysis and dissemination of the best available and up-to-date fishery statistics and for the syndication of the FAO information on all aspects of world fisheries and aquaculture. The Division is also responsible for FAO’s activities related to the management and conservation of the living aquatic resources used by fisheries and aquaculture, including the biodiversity and ecosystem maintenance, with particular emphasis on most vulnerable and threatened species and habitats; management of responsible fisheries and aquaculture in accordance with modern management standards and best practices; development of fisheries technology, with due regard to the protection of the environment, food security and the well-being of fishing communities, including the safety of fishers and fishing vessels.

Reporting Lines The Fishery Officer reports to the Senior Fisheries Officer, Fishery, Policy Economics and Institutions.

Technical Focus Support coordination, administrative, operational and technical-related activities to the project GCP/GLO/086/ROK on Smart and Sustainable Aquaculture though Effective Biosecurity and Digital Technology.

Key Results Collection and analysis of information, data and statistics and project/meeting services to support programme projects, products and services

Key Functions

Collects and analyses relevant technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional and technology related information, data and/or statistics to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services;
Undertakes analysis, provides technical input for plans and reports and edits/revises technical/scientific documents;
Participates in the development of improved work methods, tools and systems;
Updates databases and web pages;
Participates in multidisciplinary project/work teams;
Collaborates in the development of training tools and materials and the organization of workshops/seminars;
Participates in the organization, conduct and follow-up of meetings, consultations and conferences, the development/production of required materials and the provision of information and assistance to partners.

Specific Functions

Provides operational and technical support to implement project GCP/GLO/086/ROK and other related aquaculture biosecurity projects with FAO internal units and partners;
Supports the relationships with donors and relevant stakeholders at international, national and local levels;
Provides products of quality, input and support to meet the standards of the Project Implementation Reviews, Mid-term Reviews and Terminal Evaluations.

Ensures, as project team member, that the activities and services delivered comply with the approved work plan and have a high relevance at all times to the needs of the recipient countries;
Assists in the development and implementation of the technical, analytical, monitoring and reporting frameworks, and related methodologies, tools, systems and databases etc. to support the planning, implementation/delivery, reporting and monitoring of the above-mentioned project.


Minimum Requirements

Advanced university degree in aquaculture, aquatic animal health, biosecurity, food safety, environmental science, or aquatic veterinary science;
Three years of relevant experience in project development and project implementation management, organization of project-related events (national consultation, training courses, expert meetings, project review meetings, technical publications, etc.) including pre-event and post-event requirements;
Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).


Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Tags animal health aquaculture biodiversity biosecurity continuous improvement digital technology fisheries fishery statistics fishing vessels food safety food security information systems knowledge sharing monitoring and reporting poverty reduction project implementation standards of conduct terminal evaluation transparency

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
Extent and relevance of experience in collecting and analysing technical information and data;
Extent and relevance of knowledge and experience in related fields such as aquaculture, aquatic animal health, aquaculture biosecurity;
Extent and relevance of experience in the preparation, editing and revision of technical/scientific documents and in organizing meetings and workshops;
Extent and relevance of experience in working with scientific bibliographic databases and/or information systems.

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A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: allowances/salary.htm Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:

Dependency allowances

Rental subsidy

Education grant for children

Home leave travel

30 working days of annual leave per year

Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund

International health insurance; optional life insurance

Disability protection

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elements of family-friendly policies

flexible working arrangements

standards of conduct


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