Consultancy: Part-time support to coordination of Med-Bycatch Project in Morocco and Tunisia

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 14. October 2020 - 23:45

Consultancy: Part-time support to coordination of Med-Bycatch Project in Morocco and Tunisia

BirdLife International seeks to hire a consultant on part-time basis to support coordination of Med-Bycatch Project in Morocco and Tunisia. The Mediterranean Bycatch Project is a partnership between ACCOBAMS, General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), Special Protected Areas/Regional Activity Centre (SPA/RAC), International Union for the Conservation of Nature-Mediterranean (IUCN-Med), BirdLife International, WWF, and Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles (MEDASSET). It aims to improve knowledge, build capacity and develop tools needed to reduce the incidental catch of vulnerable species in the Mediterranean. The on-the-ground activities involve implementing standardised data collection and testing mitigation measures towards effectively reducing single and multi-taxa bycatch, through a collaboration approach between national fisheries institutes, local NGOs and fishers and fishing associations. The project plans to leverage change across the Mediterranean countries on the issue of incidental catch of vulnerable species, including through communication and advocacy activities with the fishing industries and decision-makers.
 
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY:
• To support the coordination, implementation and reporting of Med-Bycatch Project in Morocco and Tunisia.
 
MAIN ROLES AND ACTIVITIES:
Monitor the implementation of project activities by the BirdLife Partners in Morocco and Tunisia (including through participation in regular coordination calls with other project partners).
• Provide technical inputs and support in relation to the organisation of bycatch observer trainings, production of technical reports presenting the results of the bycatch observation programme, organisation of national roundtable meetings, development of communication materials.
Support BirdLife Partners in Morocco and Tunisia to develop organisational strategies for engagement on sustainable fisheries and marine conservation to inform their work beyond the end of the MAVA funding.
• Ensure timely submission of technical and financial reports by the BirdLife Partners in Morocco and Tunisia.
• Facilitate information exchange and knowledge sharing between the West Africa Bycatch project team and the Med Bycatch project partners.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
• Possess relevant qualification with, significant experience in mitigation of marine bycatch.
• Ability to work with limited supervision.
• Proficiency in oral and written English and French.
• Good report written skills.
• Ability work to deadline.
• Sound diplomatic skill and evidence of work experience in multi-culture context.
• Good team player and leader.
 
Application deadline: 14 October 2020
 
AVAILABLE BUDGET: €18,000 EUROS
DURATION:  12 Months (renewable) – Part Time (1-2 days/week)
START DATE: November 2020 
LOCATION: flexi working arrangement, including the option of working from home
 
APPLICATION:
Application that describes the individual’s core competencies and qualifications to undertake the tasks, including examples of previous work undertaken in the last five years, plus cover letter, detailed CV and a financial quote, Should be sent via email before the application deadline to: recruitment-africa@birdlife.org
 
 
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.