Closed: PROP National Project Coordinator Tuvalu (8/1/16)

imagePacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP)

Vacancy Announcement for National Project Coordinator: Tuvalu, 8th December 2015

The Tuvalu Government has received grant financing from the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility to participate in the Pacific Islands Regional Oceanscape Program (PROP). The objective of the PROP is to strengthen the management of selected Pacific Island oceanic and coastal fisheries, and the critical habitats upon which they depend. This will provide the basis for sustainable and increased economic benefits from this resource.
The PROP comprises four components:

(i) Sustainable management of oceanic fisheries;
(ii) Sustainable management of coastal fisheries;
(iii) Sustainable financing of the conservation of critical fishery habitats; and
(iv) Regional Coordination, Implementation Support and Program Management.

The first four countries to be part of the program are Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands. The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has also received grant financing to provide a regional coordination role for program implementation; support to participating countries with financial management and procurement as needed; and implementation of component (iii).

PROP implementation at the national level is anticipated to last approximately six years. Other Pacific Island World Bank member countries are eligible to participate, as all share the transboundary fisheries and fish resources.

The Tuvalu Fisheries Department (TFD) is the implementing agency for the PROP project in Tuvalu. To support project implementation TFD requires the services of a dynamic, experienced National Project Coordinator (NPC) to be responsible for project implementation, management, administration, reporting and monitoring and evaluation functions.

The NPC will be responsible for implementing the national activities of the PROP in Tuvalu and for ensuring that the intended results are achieved. The role of the NPC will require sustained high-level attention to planning and coordination of PROP components and activities, timely procurement of necessary technical assistance (TA), and extensive liaison with relevant Tuvalu government departments, FFA, and other participating PROP countries. The NPC will also be responsible for close management of project finances and effective use of project resources to achieve the project objectives.
The NPC will be the key point of contact across all national stakeholders for the project and will report to the Director of Fisheries, who has overall responsibility for the Project.

The main tasks of the PROP National Project Coordinator are shown in attachment 1. Required qualifications and attributes are in attachment 2. Additional information is shown in attachment 3.

Applications for this position should be sent to the Director, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Natural Resources, Private Mail Bag, Vaiaku, Funafuti, or by e-mail to Applications should include a cover letter, explaining the applicant’s reasons and motivation for applying for the post, as well as a curriculum vitae which provides details of the applicant’s education, qualifications and experience. The closing date for applications is Friday 8th January 2016. Applications received after that time will not be considered.

Download the full job description: PROP-TUV National Coordinator TOR 08Dec15.