Monitoring Control and Surveillance Specialist Summary
This Monitoring Control and Surveillance Specialist position will be located in the main office in Accra.
The USAID-funded Ghana Fisheries Recovery Activity In Ghana, implemented by Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest for qualified candidates to fill various positions.
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.
Responsibilities of the Monitoring Control and Surveillance Specialist
The Monitoring Control and Surveillance Specialist must have a strong understanding of fisheries management policies and practices in Ghana and how to support MCS operations particularly related to fisheries compliance and enforcement.
Under the supervision of GFRA Policy and Enforcement Advisor, she/he will work to facilitate local and national efforts to combat IUU fishing by artisanal and industrial vessels and support GFRA interventions to building capacity for more effective fisheries monitoring, control, and surveillance for sustainable management of Ghana’s small pelagic fisheries.
The Monitoring Control and Surveillance Specialist 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.
The Monitoring Control and Surveillance Specialist plays a major role to ensure the quality and timeliness of GFRA MSC interventions. Specifically, he/she will:
• Co-lead interventions to strengthen local and national efforts to combat IUU fishing conducted by artisanal and industrial vessels, including saiko fishing
• Support 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
• Support national efforts at capacity building of the adjudicature and the Fisheries Enforcement Unit (FEU) to enhance fisheries compliance and enforcement.
• Support monitoring, evaluation, and learning of GFRA project performance and progress relating to fisheries compliance and enforcement.
• Other tasks as requested by Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party.
EDUCATION: University degree or higher in fisheries management or other coastal/marine resource management, law and policy, or other relevant field (Master’s degree preferred)
Minimum of Four (4) years of relevant professional experience
Demonstrated relative experience with USAID and/or other donor-funded projects of similar size and complexity
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment
Good knowledge of fisheries MCS operations and the prosecution chain in Ghana
Good knowledge of satellite communications for data transmission relating to the activities of fishing vessels operating
within Ghana’s fishing waters
Professional written and spoken proficiency in English required
Advanced level in English.
How to Apply
Kindly apply through [email protected] with a cover letter and current curriculum vitae (CV) in reverse chronological order format. Please state the title of the position [Monitoring Control and Surveillance Specialistin] in the email subject line
• Must be computer literate (in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.
• Ability to work individually and as part of a team. Must also be able to work effectively in a team environment.
• Professional fluency in English is required.
Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls will be accepted about these positions.
Deadline for submission of applications is September 16, 2021 but applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.