National Database Specialist - Fisheries, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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

Country: Cambodia

City: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Office: FAO Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Closing date: Monday, 8 February 2021


National Database Specialist - Fisheries

Job Posting: 25/Jan/2021

Closure Date: 08/Feb/2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FACMB

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Cambodia-Phnom Penh

Duration : Up to 12 months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting

The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

The European Union (EU) has established the Cambodia Programme for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Fisheries Sector (CAPFISH). The overall objective of the CAPFISH Programme is to support the Royal Government of Cambodia in the achievement of its long-term vision of social and economic development, food security and poverty reduction as initiated with the Deep Fisheries Reforms and laid down in the National Strategic Development Plan. The Programme is structured in two components: one on aquaculture (i.e. CAPFISH-Aquaculture, adopted in 2016, EUR 30 million) and one on capture fisheries (i.e. CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries, adopted in 2019, EUR 92.7 million).

The stated objective of the capture fisheries component of the CAPFISH Programme is for Cambodia to have sustainable capture fisheries, contributing to food security and poverty reduction. The CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries Programme comprises three interrelated pillars: 1. fisheries management and conservation; 2. post-harvest and trade; and 3. improvement and diversification of fisheries communities‘ livelihoods. The CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries Programme functions through direct Budgetary Support to the Royal Government of Cambodia Fisheries Administration (FiA) and by Complementary Support provided through the FAO (fisheries management and conservation pillar), UNIDO (post-harvest and trade pillar) and NGOs and Civil Society Organisations (improvement and diversification of fisheries communities‘ livelihoods pillar).

This Complementary Support project (i.e. FAO-CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries) supports the fisheries conservation and management pillar within the CAPFISH-Capture Fisheries Programme. The specific outcome that the project will work to achieve within its timeframe and resources is improved capacity to strengthen fisheries management at the community, district/provincial, and national levels.

Reporting Lines

The National Database Specialist reports directly to the Chief Technical Advisor (Team Leader), under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Cambodia. He/she will work in coordination with the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and in close collaboration with the FiA team at national and provincial levels, and other key partners.

Technical Focus

The National Database Specialist - Fisheries will provide technical assistance to the Fisheries Administration (both at national and subnational levels) in data collection, management, storage, analysis and reporting for fisheries. In particular the development and management of databases and the design of an integrated Information Management System (IMS) for FiA.

Tasks and responsibilities

The National Database Specialist - Fisheries will:

Work with FiA, FiAC and project teams to develop and implement workplans;
Assist FiA in updating existing or developing new databases to support fisheries management;
Advise FiA and FIAC in analyses of fisheries IMS in Cambodia;
Advise FiA and FiAC on the development and implementation of fisheries related surveys including the use of tablets and other methods of data collection;
Support FiA and FiAC in undertaking capacity needs assessments and the development and implementation of related training and support plans (for example to provide key staff with training on operation of the databases, input or transfer of data, data cleaning, data processing and data analysis, reporting, survey designs and maintenance of IMS);
Coordinate and, as required, take a lead role in the development and implementation of other initiatives supporting surveys, database development and MIS for fisheries management;
Technically support the project provincial fisheries experts;
Work closely with the project gender mainstreaming team to assist FiA and stakeholders on integration of gender, indigenous people, youth and child labour issues into plans, strategies and their implementation (in line with national plans) ;
Support project’s communication activities;
Support project and FiA and FAO monitoring and evaluation activities;
Perform other related duties, as required.


Minimum Requirements

Graduate qualification in Information Technology or related ï¬eld.

Tags aquaculture child labour continuous improvement data analysis data collection data processing economic development fisheries food security gender mainstreaming information management information technology knowledge sharing monitoring and evaluation natural resources needs assessment poverty reduction project implementation project personnel

At least ï¬ve years minimum experience especially with Agriculture or Fisheries sector

Working knowledge of English

National of Cambodia

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Ability to lead/coordinate multidisciplinary teams

Ability to write reports in Khmer and in English

Ability to build technical capacity of government counterpart and fisheries stakeholders

Experience with common database languages (for example MS Access, SQL, Java script/Phyton, PHP and online (distributed) database design)

Proven ability to design, develop and document databases;
Experience with survey design and implementation

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.


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