Saturday, January 19, 2008

Aquaculture Officer - FAO

Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand
Grade Level : P-4
Duration : Fixed Term: 3 years
CCOG Code: 1H05
Professional Vacancy Announcement No: 1987-RAP



Under the supervision of the Director, FIM and the functional guidance of the Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative, RAP, the incumbent will implement the normative and field activities of the aquaculture related programmes of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, as defined in the Programme of Work and Budget for the Asia-Pacific Region. More specifically, the incumbent will:

  • provide advice to member countries on aquaculture development; elaborate various development planning tools; collect information on socio economic aspects of aquaculture;
  • monitor and report on the status, trends and key issues in aquaculture development in the Region;
  • collect, analyse and disseminate new and improved aquaculture technologies to Members;
  • participate in field missions to assist in the formulation, monitoring and review of field projects; participate in sectoral review missions;
  • provide technical assistance to members on request and technical backstopping to field projects;
  • contribute to organizing FAO and APFIC sponsored technical meetings, workshops and training courses on aquaculture in the region;
  • act as focal point of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific for the collection and dissemination of information on aquaculture in the Region;
  • serve as technical contact with collaborating agencies/institutions in the Region and represent FAO/RAP at their meetings;
  • perform other related duties as required.
Candidates should meet the following:

  • Advanced University Degree in Aquaculture or related discipline applicable to aquaculture development and management;
  • Seven years of responsible professional experience, including normative and field work on various aspects of aquaculture development both in inland and coastal areas in the region, with emphasis on rural aquaculture development and environmental sustainability aspects; complementary work experience in the area of fisheries both inland and marine;
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English
Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Extent and relevance of experience in responsible aquaculture management work at regional and international level and understanding the key issues relating to aquaculture development , and understanding of general issues of capture fisheries in the region;
  • Extent of experience of working with FAO Member governments;
  • Extent of experience in formulating and implementing field projects and programmes;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Good publication records;
  • Knowledge of other languages spoken in the region;

Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
* The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments.


Level P-4 carries a net salary per year (inclusive of a variable element for post adjustment) from US$ 86,815 US$ 108,849 (without dependants) and from US$ 93,227 to US$ 117,564 (with dependants)

TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants

Send your application to:

V.A 1987-RAP
Chief, Aquaculture Management and Conservation Service, FIMA
FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY
Fax No: +39 06 570 053020
E-mail: VA1987-RAP-FIM [AT ]

* This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. Applications from qualified women candidates and applications from qualified candidates from non/under-represented member states are encouraged. Please note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.

Post Number: C/0125113


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