REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia’s National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Pacific Regional Oceanscape Program, and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards an COMPLIANCE CONSULTANT to be working with FSM NORMA in Pohnpei, FSM. Remote work is most likely with some travel to FSM when COVIDI9 situation permits.
OBJECTIVE & SCOPE OF WORK
The objective of the assignment is to progress FSM’s capacity in fisheries compliance with particular focus on port state measures (PSM) and data analysis in line with the newly adopted Fisheries Compliance Strategy (FCS) through development of policies, guidelines, SOPs, and training materials including delivery of advice, training and mentoring. The Compliance Consultant shall report to the NORMA Executive Director and shall undertake the tasks and activities in close consultation with NORMA including its other relevant consultants, the DoJ and relevant State agencies. The Compliance Consultant will be responsible for a range of tasks and activities including:
- Consolidate relevant information and prepare a Port State Measures (PSM) National and State operational needs and capacity assessment; undertake State and National consultations and research to develop PSM implementing guidelines and a SOP template for State PSM implementation; develop a PSM (entity-based) risk assessment process; and finalize PSM implementing guidelines and a SOP template for State PSM implementation and PSM (entity-based) risk assessment process.
- Develop and implement data analysis policy and guidelines for NORMA and the FSM Department of Justice (DoJ) including to support the compliance risk-assessment process, PSM, administrative penalty implementation and investigations; develop and implement one-to-one training and mentoring Teaching/Learning Materials (TLM) to strengthen NORMA and the DoJ’s data analysis capacity; and deliver the TLM and data analysis capacity development to the DoJ.
- Develop recommendations on PSM training needs and develop approaches to meet these needs including: train the trainer TLM; and identifying regional training opportunities.
- The Compliance Consultant will also provide advice/support to NORMA and its working groups.
- Advanced degree in marine policy, fisheries science, fisheries management and/or natural resources management or other qualifications relevant to the demands of the role and /or minimum of 15 years’ demonstrated progressive experience in fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS), compliance and enforcement measures; previous experience directly working in a fisheries compliance or enforcement role.
- Demonstrated extensive experience in: fisheries data analysis and investigation; in developing and implementing compliance risk-based processes; in the application of compliance theory and developing compliance and/or MCS strategies preferably including voluntary compliance initiatives; and in developing and delivering PSM trainings.
- Excellent written and spoken English skills; demonstrated strategic thinking, research and analytical skills.
- Working knowledge of FSM stakeholders, natural resource management and/or oceanic fisheries with oceanic fisheries experience in the Pacific is a plus.
DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND REMUNERATION:
Payments for services will be made as lump sums against specific deliveries based on the table in Appendix I and based on number of days actually worked. The consultancy will be expected to allocate 3-person months over a nine-month period commencing in January 2021. Cost of consultancy services is based on regional market rate and qualifications. Payments for pre-approved travel and travel related expenses will be made on the submission of an invoice.
The FSM NORMA invites applicants to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned services by submitting electronic and/or hard copies of:
a) Letter of Interest
b) CV or resume
c) relevant support Degrees/Certificates
d) Name & current working contact of 3 referees.
This position will remain open UNTIL FILLED but applications submission is preferable by February 08. 2021. Selection will be in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition). Full Terms of Reference (TOR) can be obtained from the following and applications canes sent to: