Programme Officer Marine and Continental Fisheries Development Job in Abuja

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There is a vacancy for the post of Programme Officer Marine and Continental Fisheries Development in Ecowas. If you want to apply for this job then you have to fill the ECOWAS job application form and send it to the email id given.


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Position: Programme Officer Marine and Continental Fisheries Development

Recruitment Agency/Company/Organization/Institute: ECOWAS Commission

Grade: P3, P4

Annual Salary: UA49,106.81,USD77480.72/UA56,591.37,USD89,289.87

Duty Station: Abuja

Department: Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources

Division: Animals Resources Development

Line Supervisor: Principal Proramme Officer Animals Resources Development

Age Limit: Be below 50 years old. This provision does not apply to internal candidates.

Application Mode: Through Email

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Last date for apply: 10th November 2020


Job Role Overview:

Under the supervision of the Principal Program Officer Animal Resources Development, the incoming person will monitor and coordinate ECOWAS activities related to the field of marine and continental fisheries sustainable development.


The Program Officer will also ensure multiple disciplinary approaches to programs, identify priority areas for ECOWAS in the region, develop, promote, and oversee the ECOWAS strategic response to regional priorities.


Further (i) supports ECOWAP and regional policy dialogue on issues related to food security and nutrition, agriculture, livestock, fisheries/aquaculture, and rural development; (ii) facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships and (iii) supports capacity building and resource support for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.


Job Role And Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with fisheries experts from governments and stakeholders from the private sector and other agencies/fisheries institutions;


  • Supporting the establishment of an effective and efficient marine and continental fisheries data collection, compilation, and dissemination mechanism;


  • Providing technical advice to potential investors on investment options available in the marine and continental fisheries sector;

    Preparation of funds for the development of marine and continental fisheries programs;
    Promote knowledge emerging from West Africa fisheries programs for stakeholders and ensure synergy and complementary activities;


  • Prepare and propose regional projects and investment actions for young people and women in aquaculture sectors and raise international support funds.


Job Requirement

Academic Qualifications And Experience

Bachelor’s degree in development economics, fisheries economics or maritime affairs or equivalent specialization in marine and continental fisheries, or natural resource management and/or governance environmental policy and other fields related to marine and continental fisheries from a recognized university

Five (5) years of relevant experience in aquaculture development and transformation, including experience in the construction and/or implementation of aquaculture operations in ECOWAS countries

Excess and relevance of experience in providing scientific and technical support and advice for research and/or development projects in sustainable aquaculture,

Excess and relevance of experience in planning and implementing research and/or development programs on aquatic animals and their production and interaction with other agricultural sectors,

Outcome-based management skills and the ability to effectively support programs, budgets, and human resources based on changing priorities,

Excess and relevance of experience in organizing meetings, seminars, and interactive training courses,

The ability to raise resources for sustainable aquaculture development.


How to apply

Download Ecowas Job Application Form

Interested candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a motivation letter to

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