Vacancy In The Public Service Project Coordinator-Ministry Of Fisheries And Marine Resources
VACANCY IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE
PROJECT COORDINATOR-MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND
Applications are invited from Citizens of Sierra Leone for appointment to the posts listed below subject to the following conditions in every case:
(a) Canvassing of members of the Commission by or on behalf of candidates will result in the candidate’s application being immediately rejected.
(b) Persons who have been dismissed from Government Service or have been convicted of a crime will not be considered.
(c) Applicants are reminded to read and comply with the instructions at page one of the application Form P.S.C. Form 8.
(d) Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
PROJECT COORDINATOR-Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources
1. JOB DATA
The West Africa Regional Fisheries Program is a World Bank funded project that is coordinated by the regional coordination Unit at the Sub Regional Fisheries Commission Office in Dakar, Senegal. The initial phase of the project will focus on four countries, that is Sierra Leone, Senegal, Liberia and Cape Verde. The objective of the project is to increase the ‘wealth’ generated from sustainable exploitation of the fish resources in these countries through fostering good governance for sustainable management of the fisheries, combating illegal fishing activities and adding economic value to the fisheries. The ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources wishes to recruit a National Project Coordinator for the investments of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme in Sierra Leone.
Job title: - Project Coordinator
Job Grade: - Grade 11
MDA: - Fisheries and Marine Resources
Reports to:- Director Fisheries/National Steering Committee
Supervise:- Professional Staff of the Unit
2. JOB PURPOPSE:
· To coordinate all activities and investments of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme (WARFP) in Sierra Leone for and on behalf of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources.
· To strengthen the capacity of the country to govern and manage targeted fisheries, reduce illegal fishing and increase value added locally to fish products.
3. MAIN DUTIES/TASKS:
a. To prepare Annual work Progammes, updated budget, update procurement plan and update Monitoring and Evaluation plan for approval by the Director of Fisheries of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and subsequently the National Steering Committee, and then upon approval transmit these documents to the Regional Coordination Unit at the Sub- Regional Fisheries Commission by November 15th each year;
b. To coordinate and ensure the timely preparation and implementation of the institution capacity building measures. i.e. prepare training plans and implement training of staff;
c. To initiate and coordinate community mobilisation and beneficiaries i.e. training plans, field activities, community support, training of beneficiaries etc.;
d. To carry out project disbursement, accounting and financial management, fully accountable and in a transparent manner;
e. To supervise all procurement transactions as well as the selection of contractors, suppliers and service providers, in the line with World Bank rules and regulations;.
f. To prepare quarterly an annual report to be approved by the Director, before submitting them to the Regional Coordination Unit at the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission and the Project Steering Committee;
g. To coordinate and work with relevant Ministries, Department, Agencies, Community Based Organizations, Local government authorities and institutions, international agencies, non governmental organizations ect. in order to ensure full stockholders participation for effective and efficient implementation of planned project activities;
h. To organize quarterly meetings of the National Steering Committee, prepare and facilitate these committee meetings, to ensure that the committee is fully briefed on project activities,;
i. To coordinate activities of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and introduce and implement the concept of territorial rights in fisheries (turfs);
j. To participate in all projects reviews;
k. To implement the WARFP in Sierra Leone applying appropriate administrative, financial and technical management methods with due diligence and efficacy;
l. Performs other duties within the scope and intent of the job, as may be assigned from time to time.
4. JOB SPECIFICATION:
A Minimum of a Masters Degree in Fisheries Science from a recognized University.
A minimum of 5 years, of relevant working experience in fisheries policy, fisheries development and fisheries management, preferably in Sierra Leone.
- Work experience in local capacity building and cooperation with local government and NGOs, especially in fishing communities is highly desirable.
- Experience in project implementation and familiarization with co-management concept in fisheries management
- Ability to deal with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and donor agencies.
- Ability to prepare budget estimates, strategic plans and procurement plans.
- Ability to supervise and develop subordinate staff.
- Ability to facilitate trainings and seminars
- Reports writing skills
- Computer literate in MS Word ms Excel and MS Access
- Ability to plan the annual work progamme of the unit.
- Ability to control the budget and resources
- Ability to submit periodic reports to government
- Ability to build, manage and work in team.
- Be firm and fair
- Analytical and broad-minded in orientation
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated enthusiasm to deliver results.
6. Key Deliverables:
- Project documents (Intermediate Outcome Indicators) and budgets.
- Strategic Action and work plan
- Periodic reports
7. Duration: Initially one (1) year and subject to renewal based upon satisfactory performance.
Application forms are obtainable from the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Freetown or from the Sierra Leone High Commission 41 Eagle Street, WIR 1LF Holborn London or from the Sierra Leone Embassy 1701, 19th Street N.W., Washington D.C. 2009, U.S.A. or any of the Sierra Leone Embassies and High Commissions abroad. Completed applications should reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Gloucester Street, Freetown not later than 4th March, and 2010.
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