United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Fishery Consultant (2 Positions)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

  As per Ministry of Fisheries and Wealth (2019), the total loss to fisheries sector was estimated at 3.1 billion dollars. Many fishermen all along the coastal line lost their incomes and jobs due to asset damage and conflict. Small scale fishers are the most vulnerable in the value chain who are the main actor at the supply side to catch fish using traditional boats and ill-equipped trawlers. Lack of capital, expensive fishing equipment, untrained labor force, bad handling of products on boats due to lack of cooling and storage equipment, lack of appropriate hygienic conditions of boat and market, inadequacy of existing auction halls, frequency of accidents due to loss of power as small boats do not have a spare engine or sailing rig, are some of the common problems and weakness that the proposed project is intended to address.

The GoJ- funded “Rebuilding Livelihoods and Capacities of Conflict-Affected Small-Scale Fisheries Households in Aden and Hadhramout” to contribute to rebuilding livelihoods opportunities for conflict affected households in fisheries sector in Yemen by strengthening their capacities and resilience. The project proposes doing that through targeted interventions that to support households improve socioeconomic opportunities through livelihoods in absorbing external shocks and stresses such conflict and pandemic (Covid-19) and this provide alternative means to disengage conflict for those who are at-risk (youths).  The project is intended to tackle the above problem by adopting three key strategies; providing self-learning opportunities to small scale fishermen on asset repair and maintenance, provision of assets to improve the access to catch and lastly building the entrepreneurship skills and capacities against the weaknesses and available opportunities.

Project Outcome: Enhancing opportunities for livelihoods to vulnerable groups which will result in strengthening the resilience of communities.

Within the project timeframe, the following results will be achieved: Outputs and activities

Activity Result 1: Targeted fisheries households have improved access to self-learning for productive assets in fishing for self-reliance.

Activity Result 2: Targeted women and youths have improved income opportunities options through micro and small-scale enterprises.

Objectives

The overall objective to have a consultant is to support the project in launching the digital socio-economic impact assessment and developing fisheries input specifications for the procurement.

Duties and Responsibilities

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Carry out initial consultation meetings with technical department of Ministries of Fisheries and Wealth to discuss the scope of the Digital SEIA in Aden and Hadramout.
  • Consult the technical department of Ministry of Fisheries and Wealth to in developing the Digital SEIA and MVI framework.
  • Consult local authorities, fisheries department and relevant stakeholders in Aden and Hadramaut to organize the Project Board Meeting under the supervision of National Coordinator.
  • Finalize the digital SEIA questionnaire and share with relevant government departments for their feedback and comment under the supervision of National Coordinator.
  • Work closely with the Macroeconomist, National Coordinator and representative from Crisis Bureau to Design the SEIA as baseline tool-questionnaire, translation and Data Entry.
  • Supervise and monitor the consultancy firm conducting the digital SEIA including asset based survey to identify households
  • Work closely with consultancy firm to finalize the digital SEIA report
  • Present the findings of the Digital SEIA and MVI to the government department and representative of the ministries.
  • Finalize the target locations and households for self learning and asset distribution.
  • Submit consultancy report and all documents in soft copies.
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE

The geographic scope of the assignment is Aden and Hardmawt.

Time and Method of payment:

  • Payment shall be provided upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables outlined above. Payment requests submitted by the Consultant must be certified by the supervisor(s)
  • a certification of payment needs to be signed and approved by the direct supervisor (PM) attached to it explaining the accomplishment of the tasks.
PAYMENT SCHEME:

10% upon signing the contract and rest after the delivery of consultancy reports and documents.

Due date: 30 April 2021.

Key Performance Indicators during implementation of Services:

Overall, the Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on the following key criteria:
  • Planning and Organizing skill: Identify priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.
  • Communication skill: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Client Orientation skill: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Meets time line for delivery of product or services to client.
  • Quality of deliveries: Professional skill required for delivering outputs will be assessed.
  • Satisfactory and timely completion of tasks and submission of the deliverables within the provision of above explained deliverables and outputs. Upon signing of the contract, a detailed work plan will be prepared by the experts with activities, outputs and performance indicators and to be agreed with the supervisor as implementation follow ups and performance yardsticks.
REMUNERATION

The consultant selected will be hired under a lump-sum contract, where all costs (per diem, communications, taxes etc.) are included.

COVID preventive measures

The consultant needs to adhere to the preventive measures requirement by using the safety gears (jacket, eye glass or shield, gloves, mask and sanitizer) to ensure his personal safety.

Institutional Arrangement: (Indicate designation of person who will directly supervise the contractor)

  • The successful consultant(s) will report directly to the Fisheries Project Manager.
  • UNDP will supervise, evaluate, and manage the work of the service provider and make any necessary contractual decisions, while other authorities and entities identified above will only have a consultative role.
  • Payment on deliverables will only be made when reports, documents produced by the implementing partner have been reviewed and endorsed by UNDP Yemen as having met the required standard.

Competencies

Functional Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability of analytical and drafting work.
  • Familiarity with computers and word processing (WORD, EXCEL, Power Point)
  • Very Good in English.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Self-reliant and able to work as a part of a multi-cultural team in a stressful situation.
Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
  • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making.
Professionalism:

Shows pride in work and in achievements, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.

Communication:

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and Organizing:

Identifies priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work, foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Client Orientation:

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect, Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

Teamwork:

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Facilities:

  1. Office Facility:
  1. UNDP will not provide office facilities during this assignment.
  2. The consultant is expected to bring his/her laptop with him/her.
  3. Consultant is expected to come well-equipped with his/her own technological solutions (i.e. roaming mobile, personal email address).
  1. Office Supplies and Printing Facilities: UNDP will not provide office supplies or printing facilities during this assignment.
  2.  Communication Facilities: UNDP will not provide access to internet during this assignment and missions, except when the consultants are presented inside the UNDP office premises.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience with bachelor’s degree in the area’s fisheries, Community Development, sustainable livelihoods or other relevant fields.
  • A minimum experience of 3 years of work proven experience at national in fisheries sector including experience in conducting site assessment and Design Development.
  • Availability to carry out field visits to Aden and Hadramawt and local executive offices, ministries, and relevant government departments.
  • Good computer skills in word, excel and PowerPoint programmes
  • Good facilitation, training, analytical, comprehension and writing skills
  • Excellent command of English; Arabic will be of added value
  • Proficiency with MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Autocad, and other related energy software.
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