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Fisheries Officer

Organization Name: Blue Ventures
Location: Mozambique
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 15-November-2021
Closing Date: 13-December-2021

Location: Mozambique

Closing date for applications: 30th November 2021

Contract status: National post

Start date: 10th January 2022

Contract duration: Full-time position, 12 month contract with opportunities for renewal

Remuneration: Circa 1,100,000 MZN (depending on experience)

We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organization that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries, restore ocean life and build lasting pathways to prosperity. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organizations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe.

Summary job description

We are currently recruiting a Fisheries officer to support our efforts assisting local partner organisations in East Africa, based in Mozambique. The role will entail providing technical assistance to partner organisations involved in community-based fisheries management, and sharing technical and marine resource management experiences.

The successful candidate will provide bespoke training and technical support to local partners in all aspects of fisheries assessment and management, including monitoring and evaluation of landings particularly in the design and use of mobile-based data collection systems and supporting local partners in efforts to assist communities in the management of target small-scale fisheries.

Additional responsibilities will include working with partner organisations and colleagues in Blue Ventures’ conservation team to plan community exchanges to share learning and best practice in tropical small-scale fisheries management and locally-led marine conservation.

Provision of technical support to partners, and facilitation of grassroots learning through community exchanges, forms a key part of Blue Ventures’ outreach strategy throughout East Africa. This role will include regular field visits to community-based marine and coastal conservation sites in Mozambique as well as throughout East Africa and the broader western Indian Ocean region.

The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive and highly organised individual, who enjoys independent working. She or he will have an excellent knowledge of the small-scale fisheries, marine conservation and development sectors in East Africa, as well as a proven track record of project management and partnership building, and excellent communication skills. Practical experience of community-based conservation and development initiatives in East Africa will be valuable to the role.

We are looking for a new colleague who thrives in environments that are dynamic, fast-paced, collegiate and ambitious, and is able to demonstrate experience of working independently and solving complex problems in challenging situations.

The Fisheries Officer will report to Blue Ventures’ UK-based partner support team, and be based at field locations alongside local partner organisations, with regular national travel to work with partners and field teams.

Blue Ventures is a fast growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development.

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