Fisheries Officer (m/f)


WWF is recruiting a Fisheries Officer (m/f), to be based in Moma, Nampula province and Pebane, Zambezia Province, Mozambique.
  • The Fisheries Officers will be responsible for the implementation of activities in the marine program, towards a common WWF vision and objectives. In particular, he/she will:
  • Assist and support the PSEPA Senior Fisheries Officer and the PSEPA Program Manager
  • Implement artisanal fisheries activities in PSEPA Seascape
  • Provides advice and collaboration to the PSEPA Senior Fisheries Officer, the PSEPA Program Manager, the M&E Officer and the WWF Staff in Maputo Country Office, such as: Seascape Coordinator, Conservation Manager, M&E Manager, Communications Officers, ESSF Senior Officer, etc. as appropriate, on marine issues
  • Works with the marine staff from WWF- Network Offices (WWF-NOs) for delivery of projects being implemented in Mozambique as required
  • Supports the development, management and implementation of the WWF MCO 2020-2030 Country Strategy, specially the WWF Mozambique marine programme, ensuring its on-going alignment with National priorities and with other WWF regional and thematic priorities and focus according to the Global Programme Framework (GPF) ensuring strong delivery on the WWF MCO Conservation
  • Collaborates with other Field Officers, providing technical assistance as required, in accordance with WWF policies, procedures and standards
Development of fisheries activities within PSEPA Seascape (60%)
  • Develop and manage fisheries projects activities to achieve project objectives
  • Develop and operate under a quarterly workplan system, which will be reviewed monthly by the PSEPA Senior Fisheries Officer; and prepare costed activity plans for activity implementation
  • Prepare budgets and ToR for the implementation of specific activities when requested and developed specific technical reports for the execution of these activities
  • Work with the government partners, donors, NGOs, civil society, local communities and others in the WWF network to implement the strategic action plan and establishment of stakeholder’s taskforces
  • Provide management advice and disseminate results to inform decision and policy making process on fisheries, marine conservation and environmental protection
  • Support workshops, field missions and exchange experiences, as well as, other required activities
  • Conduct and facilitate training in fisheries co-management in close collaboration with government institutions
  • Support fisheries research studies within WWF projects and fisheries consultancies assignments
  • Participate in relevant seascapes and conservation team meetings and workshops in the country
  • Promote co-management at the local, district and provincial level, including strengthening Community Fisheries Councils (CCPs), supporting the development and implementation of technical tools for CCP performance improvement, supporting government and local communities in the effective implementation of Local Artisanal Fisheries Management Plans and strengthening the fisheries co-management approach in target communities
Technical Support and Capacity Building (20%)
  • Providing technical backstopping to the WWF’s marine initiatives and in any other requested aspect
  • Participate in relevant technical working groups, conservation meetings and workshops in PSEPA Seascape and develop reports and presentations on MCO work when needed
  • Prepare adequate capacity building materials and workshop presentations for communities and government officers related to sustainable fisheries, fisheries co-management, importance of conservation for sustainable development and climate resilience, responsible use of fishing techniques and methods, etc.
  • Provide technical support for the collection of fisheries data for M&E, as well as their analysis to support strategic adaptive management of activity implementation
  • Support to increase knowledge and build the capacities of artisanal fisheries associations, Community Fisheries Councils, CGRNs, etc.
  • Support communities and local government for the effective implementation of Local Artisanal Fisheries
  • Management Plans and build capacities, mobilizing communities for their active participation
Information Management and Communication (15%)
  • Work closely with MCO Communications Officer, PSEPA Senior Fisheries Officer, PSEPA Program Manager, M&E Officer and other colleagues to publish regularly the results of field work done in relation to fisheries initiatives in PSEPA Seascape
  • Prepare detailed monthly progress reports related to activity implementation, including observations from field, lessons learned, required M&E indicators monitored, real expenses versus planned expenses, constrains and opportunities identified, etc.
  • Represent the WWF-MCO in meetings and conferences to which WWF-MCO is invited to attend when appointed by the line manager
  • Participate in strategic meetings related to communication and management of information issues
  • Collaborate in the preparation of overall projects communication materials, awareness raising and advocacy
  • Draft informative and response letters to government and other stakeholders as required
  • Support communication campaigns in radios and schools, etc.
Other duties and responsibilities (5%)
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the PSEPA Senior Fisheries Officer, PSEPA Program Manager, Seascape Coordinator or Conservation Manager for the smooth and efficient implementation of the MCO conservation program
  • University Degree in Fisheries, Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology, Coastal & Marine Resource Management, or similar related field. A Diploma in combination with 3 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree
  • At least 2 years of field work experience working in coastal communities in Mozambique on artisanal fisheries and conservation assisting the implementation of projects on: sustainable fisheries, community-based conservation areas, etc.
  • Familiarity with Participatory Rural Assessments (PRA) and community & government engagement and mobilization
  • Experience and skills in planning, implementation, management, monitoring and reporting of project activities at the field level
  • Experience on preparing and organizing training at community levels
  • Knowledge on surveillance and monitoring-control of natural resources and conservation areas is also a good advantage
  • Knowledge around fisheries co-management and community conservation management will be advantageous
  • Excellent Portuguese communication skills (oral and written)
  • English communication skills is desirable
  • Ability to draft official informative letters to government and other stakeholders
  • Ability to prepare informative project documents and training materials and conduction of workshop to build capacities of other people and create awareness, advocacy Public speaking ability and experience to raise points and present information in conferences and seminars etc.
  • Ability to communicate and engage with a different type of project stakeholder (local communities, government, donors, private sector, etc.)
  • Computer literacy in MS Office (MS Word), spread sheets (Excel), presentations (MS PowerPoint), email and internet research essential
  • Other personal skills:
  • Proven interest, passion and commitment for the conservation of nature and community development work
  • Proven ability to work and live in remote location without fulltime access to some commodities (cope with power cuts from time to time, etc.), as well as, flexibility and adaptability to adjust to new working environments
  • Self-motivated, dynamic and proactive professional with collaborative and team player spirit
  • Ability to spend occasionally long ours travelling by 4x4 in off-roads and by boat to reach communities and integral marine reserves
  • Ability to represent with high standards the organization and its values
  • Zero tolerance to corrupt behaviours and be an example to others
  • Hardworking and responsible person with good organization, analytical, communication and leadership capacities
  • Ability to ride a motorbike and own a license to do it a strong asset
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Integrity, Respect, Courage and Collaboration
  • Adheres to WWF’s behaviours, which are: Strive for Impact; Listen Deeply; Collaborate Openly; and Innovate Fearlessly
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Mozambique is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Critical forest, freshwater and marine land- and seascapes provide important socio-economic benefits to the communities who depend upon them directly, as well as to the national population more broadly. Yet these natural ‘assets’ are under extreme pressure. WWF Mozambique’s (MCO) vision is “a prosperous Mozambique built on thriving ecosystems and environmental citizenship.” This vision is intended to be achieved through a Country Strategy 2020-2030 that stablish three pillars: inclusive conservation of species and habitats, sustainable and equitable livelihoods and greening the footprint of economic development
  • Six land and seascapes have been prioritized to be the focus of the vast majority of our conservation work. One of these priority areas is the Primeiras and Segundas Environmental Protected Area (PSEPA). PSEPA is a relatively newly established protected area (2012) and still lacks an administration and surveillance system. WWF MCO has been active in the seascape since 2008 working on conservation and livelihood interventions. Our focus is on supporting ANAC in the management of the protected area; supporting communities on the management of fisheries sanctuaries; developing local artisanal fisheries management plans and support local government and communities in its effective implementation; promoting sustainable management of mangroves and coastal and marine species with commercial and subsistence importance; protection of ETPs and flagship species; and supporting sustainable livelihoods to improve food and nutrition security
  • Consequently, WWF MCO is seeking to recruit two enthusiastic and effective Fisheries Officers to be based in Pebane, Zambezia and in Moma, Nampula
  • Working Relationships:
  • Internal: Interacts and works closely and on a regular basis with project implementation personnel in PSEPA and Maputo, PSEPA Fisheries Senior Officer, PSEPA Program Manager, M&E Officer, M&E Manager, ESSF Senior Officer marine team and other conservation staff in Maputo
  • External: Interacts with governmental institutions, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, the media, donors, specialists/consultants, private sector and other stakeholders, in collaboration with the PSEPA Program Manager, as appropriate
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