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Marine Climate Change Project Coordinator – SURFF Project (Sharing Underutilized Resources with Fishers and Farmers) Retour vers les opportunités

FHI 360

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16 Février 2023 Il y a 7 mois

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Environnement


FHI 360 (www.fhi360.org) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Project Description:

Sharing Underutilized Resources with Fishers and Farmers (SURFF) is a US Department of State-funded project that aims to improve the capacity of Tunisian farmers, fishers, agriculture and fishery firms, and cooperatives to adapt to climate change. The project should promote the use of climate and data science to spur innovations and upgrades while working with the private sector, government-run educational institutions, small famers and fishers, and other key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries (MAHRF) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR). The project will also assist small farmers and fishers to improve operations, boost yields, and access new resources and technologies while also connecting Tunisian and U.S research institutions for technology transfer to develop, fund, and deploy local climate smart technologies and innovations.

Job Summary:

  • Works closely with the Marine Climate Change Specialist to provide basic technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices.
  • Drafts the technical portions of proposals and project design, as they relate to Marine Climate Change, based on the design and direction set by technical leadership. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives.
  • Develops adoption and/or training strategy, designs and conducts training or adoption activities related to Marine Climate Change.
  • Creates scientific or technical material focusing on Marine Climate Change.
  • Evaluates programmatic effectiveness and provides technical assessment reports.
  • Provides administrative support on core project operations (e.g., update manuals, assist with proposals, and budget tracking).


Technical Requirements:

  • Works closely with the Marine Climate Change Specialist, providing technical support related to marine climate change, in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention for projects.
  • Supports beneficiary trainings and to ensure sustainability, ensures the transfer of knowledge to local communities
  • Conducts searches of published literature on evolving issues in the technical area of marine climate change.
  • Provides quality control and quality assurance support.
  • Conducts searches of published literature, mobile software sites, blogs, on evolving issues.
  • Contribute to development and sharing of lessons, knowledge, innovations, and best practices.
  • Works with the Communications Team to collect success stories, highlighting the impact of the project.
  • Provides support to work planning and workplan preparation and finalization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Project Design Implementation:

  • Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • Liaises with project beneficiaries, partners, government officials and technical experts to support implementation and achieving project objectives
  • Monitors and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.

Client/Funder Support:

  • Participates in client / funder meetings.
  • Prepares Requests for Proposals for technical, administrative, and other service needs.


Operations Management (Finance, HR, etc.):

  • Responds to requests and inquiries from internal and external staff.
  • Provides administrative and logistic support to technical research, training, events, meetings, and other activities.


Project/Program Reporting:

  • Supports preparation of quarterly and annual reports, and other documents.
  • Writes and edits technical reports and documents.
  • Gathers information, data and statistics needed to provide evidence to reports, presentations, papers, and other documentation produced.
  • Assists with technical troubleshooting, guide data analysis and application of data.
  • Participates in data review and support data for decision making.
  • Collects data to inform monitoring, evaluation, and learning indicators.
  • Ensures the documentation and reporting of appropriate services rendered to clients is done in the relevant service registers.
  • Assists with compiling technical content (e.g., reports, presentations, manuscripts).


Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
  • Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Basic working knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with providing technical support for technical research studies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to solve problems and implement corrective action as needed.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent Arabic, English and French.



There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:

  • Project Management (Planning and Time Management) – Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments.
  • Marshals people, time, and resources efficiently.
  • Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
  • People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities.
  • Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least.
  • Helps establish compelling development plans.
  • Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results.
  • Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
  • Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design.
  • Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
  • Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for the development of these three fundamental competencies.


Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems of moderate scope that require analysis or interpretation of various factors.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Builds rapport with internal and external staff.
  • Decision may affect a work unit or area within a department.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Has no supervisory responsibility.
  • Receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments or projects.
  • Typically reports to an Associate Director or Director.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Master/ Bachelor\'s Degree or its International Equivalent in Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Research, Technology and Youth or Related Field.
  • Typically requires 2+ years of relevant experience managing data collection and technical assistance experience.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company.
  • Travel Requirements for the position: 25% - 50%

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