RTI is seeking a Private Sector
Engagement (PSE) Specialist for the two-year USAID-funded, Sustainable Fish
Asia (SUFIA) Local Capacity Development program. The goal of this program is to
improve the management of marine biodiversity and fisheries resources in the
Indo-Pacific region by reducing unsustainable fishing and illegal, unreported,
and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This position will work remotely but the preference
is to be based in Bangkok, Thailand or an ASIAN capital city. The program will
have two primary areas of activity: (1) conduct organizational capacity
assessments and deliver capacity development services to two regional fishery
support organizations; and (2) conduct private sector engagement assessment for
the fishing industry in Asia.
The PSE Specialist will lead
the work on SUFIA program area two: conducting a private sector engagement
assessment for the fishing industry in Asia. This will be a senior level
position, and candidates should have a proven track record of independent
research, writing, and engagement of private and public sector actors in the
fishing industry. Thai nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Conduct the detailed analysis of how USAID and
the SUFIA program partners’ can collaborate with and engage the private sector
to increase programmatic goals and long-term viability of development in the
- Navigate ways to deepen USAID and the SUFIA
program partners’ engagement with the private sector and to expand the regional
approaches focused on market-driven solutions in the fisheries sector.
- Assess relevant market-based and
enterprise-driven opportunities, emerging from the previous USAID Oceans and
Fisheries Partnership Activity and other regional initiatives, and to identify
and come up with concrete recommendations on opportunities to engage the
private sector in the fisheries industry within Asia, in particular Southeast
Asia and the Pacific.
- Organize and conduct in-person and virtual
events that bring together government, civic, and private sector actors aimed
at ensuring proper compliance and increased investment in sustainable fishing
- Minimum of 7 years of
professional and practical experience working with and researching the private
sector in the Asia region, specifically in the fishing industry and including
knowledge of regional organizations and development agencies.
- Advanced degree in Business, Natural Resource
Management, Biology, or related fields.
- Understanding of the
private sector context for fishery management in Asia, in particular labor
issues, the regulatory framework, sustainability, and conservation.
- Excellent research,
statistical analysis, analytical, writing, and organizational skills.
- Experience researching and on the fishing industry
in Asia highly preferable.
- Must be fluent in English at a professional
level in both writing and speaking.