|Date||30 Jan 2023|
|Company||Tetra Tech ARD|
The Ghana Fisheries Recovery Activity (GFRA) aims to prevent the collapse of the small pelagic fishery sector in Ghana while improving the supplemental livelihoods, resilience, and food security of coastal communities. GFRA seeks to improve supplemental livelihoods and resilience measures for fishing communities, particularly for women and youth; facilitate private sector engagement and market linkages in the fishing sector; strengthen government capacity in policy making, regulation, and enforcement; strengthen improved science and research, including data for policy and management decisions; and empower key stakeholders to effect change.
The Livelihoods Officer will work closely with the Sustainable Coastal Livelihood Specialist (SCLS), grantees, and other members of the GFRA team to identify and support the implementation of supplementary livelihoods that are socially and financially suitable for youth aged 15-35 years engaged in the fisheries sector. S/he will support the SCLS to identify and facilitate the training and set up of supplementary livelihoods activities that build on skills of youth in fisheries and strengthen their technical and financial capacity.
The candidate must demonstrate a strong understanding of a systems approach within the informal skills training sector, understanding the interrelationship between initiatives to address skills development, enterprise development through mentoring and improved access to finance for youth in fisheries.
In addition to directly supporting GFRA’s implementation of the livelihood’s activities, the position also plays a key role in maintaining relationships with key fisheries associations (GNCFC and NAFPTA) and coordinating and monitoring the activities of GFRA’s implementing partners and grantees to ensure the success of the livelihoods program.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
The Livelihoods Officer will play a major role in facilitating the training, set up and mentoring of youth in fisheries. Specifically, he/she will:
Required Skills or Experience
How To Apply
Kindly apply through [email protected] with a cover letter and current curriculum vitae (CV) in reverse chronological order format. Subject of email should be Livelihood Officer.
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