Call for experts

By Stop Illegal Fishing:20th Sep, 2018: Port State Measures Agreement

Deadline now extended to 23rd October 2018.

Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF) is working to ensure that fish are caught, traded and processed legally so that African nations and their people can enjoy the full benefits of their fishery resources and blue growth. We are dedicated to working in partnership with governments, civil society, NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, fishing communities and the fishing industry to harness the necessary international support and African commitment to achieve positive change.

SIF was formed in 2007, and in 2013 it was established as an independent not-for-profit organisation, registered as a Society in Botswana. A Constitution outlines the mandate, the organisational and operational structures of SIF and highlights our long-term commitment to strengthen cooperation and coordination between governments and partners in order to stop illegal fishing in African waters.

SIF has recently entered into an agreement with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to support implementation of a globally binding agreement to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) of the UN that came into force in 2016. This agreement sets out the minimum controls a State should use when foreign fishing vessels enter, or apply to enter one of its ports, and to verify that all fish landed are legally caught.

The Project will support the development of legal frameworks for robust implementation of Port State Measures (PSMs); the development of national interagency cooperation and global information sharing; building human and institutional capacity to support effective PSMs; creating awareness; and providing tools and mechanisms to operationalise the PSMs in selected African countries.

SIF is seeking to compile a list of suitable consultants (individual or companies) interested to support the above mentioned work, including possible field work in selected African countries. A minimum of five years’ experience is required in one or more of the following areas:

·       Legal aspects of developing and implementing PSMs;

·       Monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operational work including interagency aspects;

·       Capacity building in MCS and PSMs;

·       Development of awareness and communications material related to fisheries or enforcement;

·       Development, application and training in tools to support MCS and PSMs; and

·       Database and application design and implementation for MCS and PSMs.

Experts with skills in English, French and Portuguese are required. Experience in African countries will be a benefit.

Please submit a letter of interest to Stop Illegal Fishing, Botswana at sfrankcom@nfds.info including a statement of your areas of expertise, your availability, your fee rate per day in EUR (if applicable), a CV or company profile, and the names of two referees by the 23 October 2018.

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