Aquaculture Value Chain Consultant – Grenada

Closing Date: June 4, 2021
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Technical Focus

The aquaculture sub-project aims at promoting the growth of the Caribbean aquaculture industry by identifying and addressing underlying barriers, supporting capacity development, and supporting aquaculturists and prospective aquaculturists with farm development or improvement. The value chain assessment activity will be an important first step in identifying and addressing sector-wide barriers and bottlenecks. At the end of the project, the results should be discussed, reported and disseminated in the Caribbean region.

Tasks and responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Value chain analysis of the national aquaculture value chain according to FAO’s methodology
  • Identification of issues that limit the development of the aquaculture value chain (including but not limited to the availability of supplies, government policies, qualified personnel and appropriate technology)
  • Research on innovative approaches and technologies for aquaculture production, storage and distribution
  • Consultation and engagement with local stakeholders
  • Develop recommendations for policies and strategies to support strengthening of aquaculture development
  • Support business training opportunities and policy development for aquaculturists
  • Provide technical assistance to the national focal point, partners and beneficiaries of the project
  • Provide recommendations to strengthen the Caribbean Aquaponics Association, including national chapters
  • Participate in discussions with relevant Mexican experts and SLC staff and support related project activities as necessary
  • Carry out other activities as directed by the Initiative Project Coordinator to achieve the project objectives
  • Preparation of periodical reports and communication materials

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Aquaculture, Agribusiness, Economics or related fields
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in value chain assessments
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO official languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) for Consultants. Working knowledge of English for PSA.SBS.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.For more information, visit the FAO employment website

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org

Notice expires at 11:59pm on Friday June 4th, 2021

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