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Tetra Tech Invites Job Applications

Job Title: Monitoring, Control And Surveillance (MCS) Specialist

Tetra Tech ARD is the main implementing partner of the West Africa Biodiversity and Low Emission Development (WABiLED) Task Order under the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights (STARR II) IDIQ. WABiLED is a four-year program (July 1021-July 2025) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Tetra Tech ARD is joined by five subcontractors to implement WABiLED: Born Free USA, TRAFFIC, re:wild, Dalberg Associates, and Winrock International. WABiLED has 3 core objectives: combat wildlife trafficking and enhance great ape conservation; reduce deforestation, forest degradation, and biodiversity loss in key transboundary forest landscapes; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increasing carbon sequestration from land use.

Job Description

Report to: Policy and Enforcement Advisor
Location: Accra, Ghana

BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT:

The purpose of the Ghana Fisheries Recovery Activity (GFRA) is to prevent the collapse of the small pelagic fishery sector in Ghana while improving the supplemental livelihoods, resilience, and food security.

This activity seeks to improve supplemental livelihoods and resilience measures for fishing communities, particularly for women and youth; facilitate private sector engagement and market linkages in the fishing sector; strengthen government capacity in policymaking, regulation, and enforcement; strengthen improved science and research, including data for policy and management decisions; and empower key stakeholders to effect change

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JOB SUMMARY

The Ghana Fisheries Recovery Activity (GFRA) aims to prevent the collapse of the small pelagic fishery sector in Ghana while improving the supplemental livelihoods, resilience, and food security.

This Activity seeks to improve supplemental livelihoods and resilience measures for fishing communities, particularly for women and youth; facilitate private sector engagement and market linkages in the fishing sector; strengthen government capacity in policy making, regulation, and enforcement; strengthen improved science and research, including data for policy and management decisions; and empower key stakeholders to effect change.

The MCS Specialist plays a key role to support GFRA Objective 1, including working with government, civil society and other activity implementing partners to enhance collaborative compliance and enforcement operations that deter, detect, and detain illegal foreign fishing vessels operating within Ghanaian waters and competing with local fishers.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

The MCS Specialist plays a major role to ensure the quality and timeliness of GFRA MCS interventions. Specifically, he/she will:

  • Firstly, Lead interventions to strengthen local and national efforts to combat IUU fishing conducted by artisanal and industrial vessels, in collaboration with the Policy and Enforcement Advisor, Fisheries Management Specialist and other related GFRA staff.
  • Secondly, Oversee GFRA grantee and subcontract support to the operations of local “Eyes on the Water” (EOTW) community-supported enforcement programs across Ghana’s four coastal regions to promote legal and sustainable fishing. Ensure these activities are resulting in a reduction of IUU fishing in GFRA sites.
  • Thirdly, Ensure long term sustainability of EOTW community enforcement programs by ensuring they are supported by and linked to the Fisheries Commission.
  • Moreover, Coordinate GFRA activities closely with the Fisheries Commission, particularly the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) Division.
  • Additionally, Provide technical oversight of MCS activities implemented by GFRA partner Hen Mpoano, grantee Friends of the Nation and other relevant subcontractors and grantees.
  • Then, Develop and implement activities at the national level to build capacity for fisheries compliance and enforcement, for example fisheries observes, Fisheries Enforcement Units (FEUs), and other key stakeholders responsible for MCS in fisheries.
  • Also, Support monitoring, evaluation, and learning of GFRA project performance and progress relating to MCS. Provide inputs to quarterly and annual reports to USAID.
  • Afterwards, Develop quarterly and annual workplans and budgets and ensure timely implementation of activities accordingly to approved budget levels.
  • Finally, Other tasks as requested by Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party.
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QUALIFICATION REQUIRED

An individual, that applies for this assignment must meet the following requirements

  • Undergraduate or Masters degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 8 years of experience working in fisheries, with specific experience working on law enforcement, illegal,unreported and unregulated (IUU fishing) and MCS
  • Experience designing strategies, especially related to enforcement
  • Experience carrying out a project activity, including undertaking logisitical arrangements, issuing invitations, facilitating workshops, conducting trainings and/or
  • Knowledge of the fishing sector, key stakeholders and enforcement agencies

How To Apply for this Tetra Tech Job

Kindly apply through GFRA.Applications@tetratech.com with a cover letter and current curriculum vitae (CV) in reverse chronological order format.

Deadline: September 20, 2022

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