Lowongan Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO ) – Information System Technical Assistant (NPP)

Information System Technical Assistant (NPP) - ISLME

The FAO-GEF (International Waters) project “Enabling transboundary cooperation for sustainable management Indonesian Seas (ISLME)” aims to strengthen regional cooperation and to support the effective and sustainable management of the ISLME region. The project will assist Indonesia and Timor-Leste in addressing transboundary concerns and in resorting and sustaining coastal and marine fish stocks, biodiversity and dependent livelihoods. The project will develop collaboratively a Strategic Action Programme (SAP), based on a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA), strengthen capacity in natural resource management, regional coordination and information sharing. In Indonesia the project is led by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), while in Timor Leste the project is led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) and the management of activities in each country is supported by a National Project Officer.

The ISLME project aligns with national development goals and policies reflected in priority programs the MMAF Strategic Plan (RENSTRA) 2014 – 2019, among others are improving fisheries governance and sustainable fisheries management. MMAF foresees that improving fisheries resources management is carried out based on Fisheries Management Areas (or locally called Wilayah Pengelolaan Perikanan, WPP) through strengthening data of fisheries resources and statistics; and strengthening institutional management of FMAs. With regards to that, development of information system for WPP is relevant to provide favourable environment and tools for the WPP manager to effectively function. In line with that, the project aims to recruit an ISLME Information System Technical Assistant (ISTA) to perform a range of duties related to the development of information system for the Indonesian WPPs.  

The ISTA will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Indonesia, the general supervision of the AFAO Representative for Program, ISLME Regional coordinator and the direct supervision of the ISLME National Project Officer. Furthermore, the ISTA will work in close consultation and coordination with FAO ISLME technical team and the MMAF team in Indonesia. This position is a part of activity under the following:

1.     Outcome 2.2: Regional and national governance of fisheries and natural resource management (including legal and institutional frameworks) strengthened

2.     Output 2.2.1. National Context: Implementation of Fisheries Management Council of WPPNRI 712, 713, 714, and 573.

The ISTA, specific responsibilities are to:

1.     Construct and develop comprehensive, user-friendly and appropriate model and templates for WPP information systems which covers all the existing information available at the MMAF including, but not limited to, EAFM domain and indicators such as fish stock, productivity, fishing methods and status; habitats; fishing ports and permits; compliance, institutions, and other relevant information to fishing. SDGs indicators, and LME core indicators.

2.     Identifying the strengths and weaknesses in information system constructed and make improvement.

3.     Construct the information system for ISLME-focused WPPs (712, 713, 714, 573) using all available information recommended by the MMAF including thematic GIS fish resource maps and evaluate the effectiveness of the system constructed,

4.     Provide the information system for further development of a desktop, mobile, and web application,

5.     Exercise the systems, and demonstrate the use of the system developed  to deliver particular management challenges such as WPP fishing productivity,

6.     Ensure maintaience of  the system constructed, and make sure the easiness of handling and knowledge-technical (know-how) transfer to MMAF respective staff.

Provide on-the-job-training for knowledge and technical transfers to MMAF staff 

Key Performance Indicator

Expected Outputs

•       Functional, comprehensive, user-friendly and appropriate model and templates of WPP information system;

•     Within 3 months of assignment

•       WPP Information System for WPP 712, 713, 714, and 573

•      Knowledge transfer to MMAF staff

•      Monthly progress reports and a final comprehensive report

Required Competencies:

Minimum Requirements

·         University degree or relevant higher education in information systems including GIS, interactive information systems, and mobile application developer (additional fisheries and environmental proven backgrounds are preferable).

·         At least 5 years of experience working with information systems and proved information system products

FAO Core Competencies

·         Results Focus

·         Teamwork

·         Building Effective Relationships

·         Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

·         Information systems and application language such as Java, JavaScript, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more.

·         Mobile application development such as mobile user interface design, cross-platform app development, backend computing, modern language programming skills.

·         Excellent command of English is required as are proven writing and reporting skills, the ability to operate under pressure and good interpersonal skills;

·         Experience in awareness raising for coastal and marine fisheries management projects

·         Ability to work with individuals from different culture and ethnic backgrounds, good interpersonal and communication skills

·         Ability to manage priorities and workload within general schedule of work, instructions and standardized practices

Duty station: Jakarta, Indonesia (with travel to Timor Leste and as required to project sites) 

Duration: Full time for 03 months 


Interested candidates should submit a CV and a covering letter clearly stating their relevant skills, experience, vacancy title by e-mail to:
E-mail: FAO-ID@fao.org
Submission DEADLINE:  16 October 2019

FAO regrets to inform applicants that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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