Environmental Specialist (Fish and Aquaculture) – FAO – Home Based

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Environmental Specialist (Fish and Aquaculture) – FAO – Home Based

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Environmental Specialist (Fish and Aquaculture) – FAO – Home Based

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Contribute to the environmental analysis to the overall value chain analysis (VCA) and action and investment plan development in one or more of the selected ACP country value chains in liaison with the national value chain teams, and complementing the inputs of the national commodity specialist, and other VCA team members if needed.
  • Adopt the agreed VCA methodology that will be used for the economic, social and environmental analysis of the value chains and frequently consult with the VCA team leader and members to ensure a common approach is taken. This Fish4ACP methodology combines FAO’s Sustainable Food Value Chain (SFVC) Development approach with elements of the EU’s VCA4D approach.
  • Lead the environmental sustainability analysis, elaborating potential environmental challenges and targeted solutions related to the carbon footprint, water footprint, fish stock sustainability, biodiversity and ecosystems, toxicity and pollution food loss and waste, and the materials footprint.
  • Contribute to the environmental sections of the report, indicating the impacts of the natural environment on the value chain and the impacts of the value chain on the natural environment.
  • Conduct field mission(s) to provide additional insights during the analysis phase in liaison with the national value chain teams.
  • Ensure that current and potential environmental impacts are adequately measured, and that the upgrading strategy includes measures to adapt to and mitigate negative environmental impacts.
  • Support global learning across the ACP regions by exchanging information on best practices for environmental adaptation and mitigation; share lessons learned and best practices to improve the VCA methodology for the environmental components, and its application to potential fisheries and aquaculture projects going forward;
  • Perform other related duties, as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in environmental management, environmental studies, agribusiness, fisheries and aquaculture, international development studies, or a related field (Master’s Degree Preferred).
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in environmental impact analysis.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of French or Spanish.

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is essential
  • Extent and relevance of experience in value chain development
  • Extent and relevance of experience in capture fisheries and/or aquaculture value chains
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific region is a plus
  • Ability to plan and organize own work, deliver results and meet deadlines
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical documents in English and/or French
  • Ability to effectively lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong competence in environmental analysis, using both quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Application of environmental analysis to fisheries and aquaculture value chains a major asset
Closing date for applications 05 February 2020 before midnight.

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