10 Jun 2017




PERIOD: JUNE 2017- onwards       



To develop and increase the capacity of MDPI in fisheries science and project activities by using science-based methodologies, technical and innovative approaches to support Indonesian small scale sector towards sustainable fisheries.  This position aims to support the scientific input of MDPI on a national and regional scale.

The fisheries advisor will aim to support MDPIs program teams to develop systems which will allow for stronger data management, data analysis, communication of data to stakeholders and an overall strengthening of the scientific integrity of the organization

  • Define sustainable fishery priorities and build strategic, scientific and technical capacity in the program teams, field and amongst stakeholders;
  • Develop innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the needs of small-scale fisheries;
  • Ensures that science-based tools, models and knowledge are leveraged and adopted by strategic stakeholders;
  • Develop and implement cutting edge sustainable fisheries strategies which meet the needs of the small-scale fishery sector and meet regional approaches and major international export market requirements;
  • Represent MDPI at the national, regional and international level on fisheries science topics



Each of the following points explains the topics which will constitute a portion of the employee’s time. The importance of a given responsibility may alter throughout time as the programs of MDPI develop, change and grow.

  1. Capacity development: Scientific Capacity development of our MDPI teams, of fisheries stakeholders within our programs and for communities. Additionally, to input on capacity development to government stakeholders. Topics include fisheries, co-management, management, international market requirements, etc.
  2. Data Management Systems: Ensure high standards exist in protocol development, data analysis, data dissemination, data security and data management.
  3. Increasing Scientific Research: Support the development of a stronger science-based approach in the organization. This includes promoting publications, developing scientific studies and supervising interns.
  4. Organizational development: As a senior member of the team the FTA will be expected to give input to organizational strategic planning, partnership development and proposal writing


Capacity development

  1. Supporting the development of materials for local and national trainings and capacity development events related to sustainable fisheries for varied supply chain stakeholders
  2. Supporting scientific capacity development of the MDPI team

Data Management Systems

  1. The FTA will advise how the I-Fish system can be improved and developed in the future to include more species and incorporate changing national and international requirements, potentially making the system adaptable to other countries
  2. The FTA will support the development and improvement of current and new protocols for data collection meeting national and regional standards
  3. The FTA will support the development of integrated data analysis The port sampling system yields large amounts of raw data, the FTA will work with current staff to develop, maintain and improve analysis and information output
  4. Communication of data analysis to stakeholders needs to be tailored to meet literacy levels. The FTA will support the ongoing development of methods to transfer data, in stakeholder-specific formats to the users. This shall include the development of innovative approaches of communication methods, especially for fishers. Automatic stakeholder reports and a web-based interactive data access section within the I-Fish should be maintained and improved to match updated stakeholder needs.
  5. The FTA will work to develop the I-Fish system with regards to institutionalization with the government, both on a data systems and Co-Management approach. This includes development of data sharing agreements, data flow structures and protocols.
  6. The FTA will work with other departments to build relationships that support the institutionalization of I-Fish. This includes an I-Fish working group, NGOs, governments and stakeholders
  7. The FTA should work with other MDPI departments to enhance data management throughout the organization, specifically related to new technology innovations and data created through these.

Scientific Development

  1. Scientific Publications: The FTA will work with current staff to identify aspects of MDPIs work that should be developed and documented in the form of scientific publications. In collaboration with the team and other partners the FTA should develop MDPI into a player within the Asian context, with regards to contribution to fishery-related scientific journals and conference attendance, specifically related to small scale fisheries
  2. Develop programs for and supervising scientific interns/ research students which fall under the remit of the FTAs work
  3. Working with Governments and other NGOs to support the development of management measures, such as harvest control rules, target reference points, etc. for the tuna fishery/ other small-scale fisheries
  4. Working internally with MDPI program teams to develop innovative programs which relate to the mission and vision of the organization
  5. Supporting nationally based Fisheries Improvement Projects

Organizational development

  1. Contribute to organizational strategic development
  2. Developing networks with international and national universities and partners
  3. Making additions to proposals for funding
  4. Managing program budgets and finances related to the position and projects
  5. Managing coordination within USAID SEA project


  • It is the employees responsibility to ensure efficiency and accuracy in all aspects of tasks outlined above
  • To ensure a strong scientific contribution by MDPI to the regional fisheries work
  • To ensure strong communication with other departments within MDPI


The employee should report directly to the Director Programs and Research. Reports will mainly fall under the following headings but may occasionally differ depending on direction of management:

  • Weekly report
  • Activity report (e.g. workshop, meeting with other stakeholders, etc.)
  • Data reports (focused to various stakeholders)
  • Trip report
  • Administrative report (trip request, leave request, cash advance)


  • Accountability and accuracy of the work implemented
  • Reliable reporting of the activities in high-level standards
  • Achievement of departmental goals as outlined in the Logical Framework


  • Internally with the managerial and coordinator/officer level
  • Field staff
  • Supply chain stakeholders
  • Government (national, provincial)
  • Academia
  • Extension workers
  • Other NGOs


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