Senior Fisheries and Marine Management Expert, USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership Performance Evaluation, Asia

East Asia and Pacific
Apply by 16 August 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 17 July 2018

Job Description

Senior Fisheries and Marine Management Expert, USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership Performance Evaluation, Asia

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership Evaluation Objective:

This independent evaluation of the Oceans and Fisheries Partnership endeavors to assess the progress toward the original objectives and outcomes stated in the program logic. We will provide support to USAID for Independent Evaluation Services in support of the Oceans and Fisheries Partnership

Project objectives of the $19.95M Oceans and Fisheries Project are to combat the illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud, promote sustainable fisheries, and conserve marine biodiversity through:

1) Implementing a financially sustainable catch documentation and traceability (CDT) system;

2) Expanding the use of CDT to areas important for biodiversity in the ASEAN and Coral Triangle regions;

3) Strengthening the capacity of regional organizations to conserve biodiversity and to combat IUU fishing; and

4)Engaging the private sector to ensure sustainability and uptake, while advancing regional fisheries governance.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Senior Fisheries and Marine Management Expert to lead the technical design related to fisheries and marine management and support field work activities. This position will report to the Senior Team Leader and work with the evaluation team on the project in meeting the goals on the project. The role is projected to start in the fall of 2018 over the course of nine months. This position is considered a short-term consultancy. There may be local travel required in each country (as needed).

**Please note: Local Candidates are encouraged to apply (Nationals of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines).**

Responsibilities:

  • Lead in technical design related to fisheries and marine management;
  • Support field work and will troubleshoot any problems and ensure adherence to the design and integrity of the collection process as they relate to marine and fisheries management and conservation;
  • Contribute to the overall design, implementation and report writing, including participating in the desk study, interviews, and other data collection; and analyzing the data with inputs from team members and USAID/RDMA to draft the evaluation report.

Qualifications:

  • Significant professional experience in climate change adaptation and climate finance;
  • Must have exceptional organizational, analytical, writing and presentation skills;
  • S/he must have extensive technical knowledge and experience in a relevant technical field;
  • S/he must have experience working regionally or with international organizations or on regional programming;
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with USAID’s, the U.S. Government’s or other development agencies’ rules, regulations, and procedures are highly desirable.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website: http://www.socialimpact.com

SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

About the Organization

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

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