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Key expert 2: Specialist in Blue Economy, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Seychelles

Job Details

Key expert 2: Specialist in Blue Economy, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Governance and Economic Development
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Name of project: 
Long-term technical assistance to support the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) implementation in Seychelles

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Masters' degree in Marine Sciences or equivalent domains. In the absence of a master's degree, professional experience of at least 15 years in the sector(s) directly related to marine sciences

General professional experience

  • At least 10 years' professional experience in the field of fisheries and/or aquaculture or equivalent domains

Specific professional experience

  • At least 8 years working experience in preparation of roadmap for the fisheries and/or aquaculture sector
  • Proven experience in researching and/or developing value chains in the fisheries sector
  • Proven experience in assessing policy issues regarding fisheries and/or aquaculture
  • Proven experience in the research and/or development of the blue economy
  • Proven experience in dealing with fisheries sector in ACP countries
  • Proven experience in delivering training
  • A good understanding of EU development assistance
  • Excellent organisation and coordination skills
  • Ability to take initiatives and to work in a fast track and in a new cultural environment
  • Strong computer skills
  • Fluent written and oral communication in English
Other information: 

The minimum number of working days for the Specialist in Blue Economy, Aquaculture and Fisheries is estimated at around 720 days spent in undertaking and/or coordinating the studies mentioned above under key results 1 and 2 above. The expert will be based in Seychelles for the entire part of the assignment.

If  you are interested, please send your updated CV in English and in the current EU template (attached) to Mr. Jesse Mutua.

Project start date: 
43 months
Contact person: