• FISHERIES TECHNICAL ADVISOR

    10 Jun 2017
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    DEPARTMENT: MDPI

    DEPARTMENT HEAD NAME / DIRECT SUPERIOR: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM AND SCIENCE

    EMPLOYEE JOB TITLE: FISHERIES TECHNICAL ADVISOR

    PERIOD: JUNE 2017- onwards       

     

    JOB FUNCTION AND SUMMARY

    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

     

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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

    IN DETAIL:

    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

    BASIC RESULTS:

    • 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

    TYPE OF REPORTS:

    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)

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR:

    • 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

    KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

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

    HOW TO APPLY

     Please submit CV to career@mdpi.or.id

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  • Fisheries Improvement Officer

    10 Jun 2017
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    Job Title: Fisheries Improvement Officer

    Open for Indonesian and expatriate

    JOB FUNCTION AND SUMMARY: To work within the Fisheries Improvement team to promote development, improvement and availability of data and data analytics to team members, stakeholders and the government. The position aims to ensure that robust systems are in place to collect, store and analyse data and to make this available to relevant parties. The position incorporates technology innovation to push forward the mission of MDPI of using data from Indonesian fisheries to support management, build capacity and strengthen the position of small scale fisheries in Indonesia and the region. The position is required to coordinate intensively both internal to the FIT department, as also with other departments in MDPI to strengthen all aspects of data collection, storage, analysis and dissemination.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Fisheries Improvement Officer falls within the Fisheries Improvement team and, together with the Data Collection Officer and the Co-Management Officer reports, to the Fisheries Improvement Manager. This team forms the core of MDPI’s approach to sustainable fisheries and community development.

    The importance of a given responsibility may alter throughout time as the programs of MDPI develop, change and grow. The main responsibility and duties of the post are:

     

    1. Utilizing and Communicating Data:
    • Support the strengthening of the I-Fish tool for MDPI to collect, store and analyze robust fisheries data that is capable of feeding into fisheries management approaches.
    • Supporting protocol improvement, data analytics and data reporting approaches.
    • Ensuring capacity of stakeholders (from fishermen up to government level) to interpret and understand the data and analysis, through various methods, such as focus group discussions or various reporting features.
    • Coordinating of data reports to Co-management groups, termed Data Management Committees (DMCs)
    1. Fisheries Improvement Projects:
    • Coordinating MDPI’s Fisheries Improvement Projects
    • Ensuring FIP related reporting is conducted and up to date
    • Coordinating with FIP stakeholders and ensuring progress.
    • Building strong relationships industry stakeholders
    • Coordinating MDPIs Value Proposition. This is building an approach to ensure that we continue to have a strong value to our industry and supply chain partners.
    1. Technology Management:
    • Working with the supply chain team, ensuring that technology innovation in MDPI is coordinated and that data originating from various technology streams are managed and implemented with protocols
    • That, like I-Fish, the data from technology is reporting and communicated to the stakeholders
    1. Increasing Scientific Research:
    • Support the development of a strong science-based approach in the organization
    • Promoting publications,
    • Developing scientific studies
    • Developing reports

     

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • BSc degree in fisheries, marine resources management, fisheries stock assessment, statistics and 3 years’ experience in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • Field work experience, engaging with fisheries/conservation stakeholders from various backgrounds;
    • Experience in data analysis and statistical programs/modelling, RStudio;
    • Data Management capabilities;
    • Experience with the Marine Stewardship Council certification process, Fisheries Improvement process
    • Experience working/researching with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions;
    • Experience in partnership development (partners, community, provincial government, etc.);
    • Experience working with methods and standards of sustainable fisheries/conservation information systems and initiatives;
    • Experience of engaging in and contributing to multi-disciplinary team work;
    • Proven networking, negotiation and communication skills;
    • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic and creative initiatives;
    • Report and scientific writing capabilities.

     

    PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

    • 5 years’ experience in fisheries management/sustainable fisheries/conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • Master’s degree in relevant topic;
    • Developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes;
    • Knowledge of politics and society with respect to environmental/fisheries affairs in Indonesia; Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages;
    • Experience in use and development of various data collection technology applications;
    • Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results;
    • Previous peer-reviewed scientific publications.

    HOW TO APPLY

     Please submit CV to career@mdpi.or.id before 18 June 2017

     

     

     

     

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  • One Vessel at a Time… Tolitoli Fishers Moving Towards Compliance

    31 May 2017
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    On May 19, Dinas Perhubungan (Ministry of Transportation of Republic Indonesia) Tolitoli held a small-scale fishing vessel measurement activity. This activity was supported by Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan Tolitoli, MDPI, suppliers, CV. Mina Jaya Bahari (fish industry) and Fair Trade (FT) Fishers Associations (FA). The objective of doing vessel measurement is to combat IUU Fishing (illegal, unreported or unregulated in the Fisheries Management Area of ​​the Republic of Indonesia – WPP RI).

    There were 68 vessels measured and here is the data:

    • 17 fiber vessels and 1 wooden vessel from FT FA Lumba-lumba in Salumpaga Village
    • 4 fiber vessels from non-FT fishermen in Salumpaga Village
    • 4 wooden vessels from non-FT fishermen in Laulalang Village
    • 14 wooden vessels from FT FA Karya Nelayan in Lingadan Village
    • 8 wooden vessels from FT FA Sinar Laut in Lingadan Village
    • 20 wooden vessels from non-FT fishermen in Lingadan Village

    After the vessel measurement activity was completed, Debriga as a representative from CV. Mina Jaya Bahari, gave a socialization to the fishermen about the proper way of fish handling, the characteristics of the fish affected by disease and contamination and the impact to fish that are handled improperly.

    This activity was attended by 59 participants: 2 people from Dinas Perhubungan Tolitoli Regency (Pak M. Yusuf and Pak Zulkarnain), 1 person from CV. Mina Jaya Bahari (Debriga), 2 people from MDPI (Hendri and Anto) and suppliers, fishermen and fishermen’s wives.

    Hopefully this activity can be one of the inspirations to fishermen in other areas to start supporting Indonesian government in combatting IUU Fishing and that working together we can get compliance increasing in our fisheries.

    Writer: Hendri Heni Tiala

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  • Ubud Food Festival: Our Future is at Sea

    31 May 2017
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    What is MDPI? What is Fair Trade? What is Traceability? What is Sustainable Seafood? – Those questions arose from the visitors of Ubud Food Festival, a festival held in Ubud, Bali from 12 – 15 May. This event is one of the biggest culinary events in Indonesia and very popular to both national and international audiences. There are many chefs, culinary icons, restaurant owners, and even environmental advocates who attend this annual event.

    In this event, MDPI had a booth to raise awareness about MDPI’s work amongst Indonesian-based consumers, to talk about sustainable seafood, Fair Trade certified seafood and seafood traceability with the visitors. This year’s theme was “Every Flavor is a Story”, to celebrate the richness of Indonesian food, including the history as well as Indonesian culture, heritage, community and geography. To align with the theme, MDPI booth also had theme “The Story of Your Fish” to raise awareness about the story of fish from fishermen (our main stakeholder) to consumers’ plates. Most people might not be aware that the fish they eat went through a long journey to finally be ready to be consumed by them. On this occasion, MDPI gave a whole story about it by explaining Fair Trade certified seafood and the various technologies and interventions that are implemented in various stages of the supply chain to show fishermen are not involved in Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing activities.

    Pak Aditya and Indah explained about MDPI program to Pak Bondan, a famous journalist, writer and culinary expert in Indonesia. Photo credit: MDPI

    Another exciting event for MDPI was our Fair Trade Manager, Jaz, participating as a panelist in a discussion: Think, Talk, Taste: Our Future is at Sea, with other panelists from permaculture, chef, aquaculture and environmental protection. In this discussion, the panelists shared their experiences from the seafood and marine world and what challenges the seafood world is facing at the moment. All of the panelists agreed that consumers should be more aware about the seafood they consume, by starting to find out “Where Your Fish Comes From”: Is it from sustainable source? Is it caught by responsible fisherman? Is it processed by a responsible company? What if it was caught by fishers in forced or bonded labour situations? And more questions that we should keep in mind to be a better consumer. They also gave tips about what fish to buy, here are the tips:

    1. Buy fish in season – fish that are in season are cheaper, more accessible and have likely not been in long term storage or transport to get to you. Its typically fresher and better for the climate to buy fish in season.
    2. Spend less – Less well-known fish are just as good and cost less because they less in demand. Learn to ask your fishmonger for them and learn new recipes to match them.
    3. Respect tradition – traditional recipes for fish soup use different fish according to what is available on the day.
    4. Discover new flavors – There are 25,000 edible species of fish in the sea but we only eat about 15 of them. Enjoy discovering new flavors!
    5. Many portions from just one fish – Medium-sized to large fish (2 – 5 kg) are soft and tasty when cooked in the oven. They are ideal choice if you have guests.
    6. And most important… buy local if you can. This supports local fishing communities, has least impact on climate through travelling only short distances and has the strongest likelihood of being fresh

    MDPI was delighted to be part of this year’s Ubud Food Festival and met many amazing people to talk and to share ideas with. MDPI also would like to thank Ubud Food Festival for giving us a space to discuss and share our story and approach. Not to mention, big thanks to all the MDPI team who joined and supported MDPI at this event! And one last special shout out to Jaz… well done on the panel, you done us proud! 😊

    Writer: Indah Rufiati

     

     

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  • TRANSPARENCY, IT’S TIME TO TAKE SMALL SCALE FISHERIES INTO ACCOUNT!

    31 May 2017
    Indah Rufiati
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    The 2nd International Conference of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) was held on 27th April 2017 at Padma Hotel, Bali – Indonesia. The objective was to draw attention to the importance of transparency and participation in the fisheries sector, which is a vital livelihood for coastal countries all around the world. Hosted by MMAF on behalf of the Indonesian government, the one-day international conference was attended by approximately 300 representatives from governments, businesses, civil society, international organizations, donors and media. Susi Pudjiatuti, the Minister of MMAF was one of the keynote speakers.

    In addition to sending representation to the conference, MDPI also participated in the exhibit, with small stand representing our organizations work. The MDPI tagline was “It’s time to take small-scale fisheries into account”. With this opportunity, we wanted to highlight that small-scale fisheries are often exempt from regulations and therefore unregulated, although having big potential in terms of production and creating livelihood for large proportions of communities in remote areas. The unknown number of vessels, combined with the wide geographic distribution and part-time and full-time activity of small scale fisheries makes it difficult to regulate and monitor these fisheries for compliance with regulations. As a result, it is not possible to really demonstrate the legality of the fishing practice… so what can we do?

    MDPI showcased various traceability-based technologies piloted in small scale tuna supply chains to boost transparency. The first technology is a satellite-based tracking device called Spot Trace. This device is used to verify the fishing ground information, to demonstrate that a vessel is fishing in a legal area. The second technology is an onboard camera, soon to be deployed in MDPI sites. It will record a photo every 10-15 seconds, during the trip, the purpose of which will be to assess the fisheries’ interaction with Endangered, Threatened and Protected species (ETPs). On the landing site, there is Dock app operated by enumerators and Ourfish app utilized by suppliers. Dock and OurFish are mobile apps specially developed to make data collection more efficient, to reduce human error and to reduce the use of paper. The last but not the least is Tally-O, an internal electronic traceability system in fish processor level.

    This set of technologies and other MDPI’s activities are expected to enhance transparency, data availability, data transparency and traceability of small-scale fisheries. We have experience working with hundreds of fishermen and fishing sectors stakeholders for many years, and we discover that everybody is willing to be sustainable, traceable and transparent. It is just a matter of having the available tools and capacity to do so. So that’s the plan for MDPI moving forward, making all these technologies or similar scalable and available to all small scale fisheries, to move forward on the path to transparency. So, why wait, It’s time to take small scale fisheries into account! 😊 😊

    Writer: Lalu Hizbulloh

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  • Middlemen Getting Savvy with Technology – the OURFISH App

    31 May 2017
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    MDPI, in 2016, collaborated with the Smithsonian Institute as part of the “Technology Innovations towards Sustainability of Tuna Fisheries in Indonesia Project” to deploy an app, called OurFish in 2 small scale Indonesian tuna supply chains. OurFish was developed by the Smithsonian Institute to assist the supplier/middleman/first buyer node in seafood supply chains. The app has been previously deployed in various countries in South America and in Asia. The app has 2 main functions, namely to record transactions between fishers and middlemen related to fish and  other fishing related components such as fuel, ice, etc., in a way as a business management tool. Additionally, the app, as it collects info on all fish coming off vessels, collects production data, or total catch. In the development phase, suppliers were invited to test the app, give feedback about the experience of using it including suggestions, obstacles or other useful information, to improve the application. A guideline document was developed to give users an explanation as to how to use the app.

    In the deployment phase, the app was introduced to MDPI’s Site Supervisor and Sustainability Facilitator in Waelihang, North Buru and Sakanusa, Seram, so that they can help to monitor and guide the supplier to operate it. The program and the app were explained to the selected suppliers and their workers. In North Buru the supplier was Pak Ayen and the trusted worker he appointed to operate the app was Pak Ismail, while in Seram supplier Pak Amir used the app. Both of these suppliers coordinate Fair Trade fishers, who were registered into their Ourfish account in the app.

    The next step was a trial when the supplier or the worker was asked to test the app in a real-life situation on unloading. The key things to be emphasized in this step were how to input transaction data and how to synchronize the data so that it can be received by the software developer (Smithsonian).

    After the trial, the suppliers were asked for their feedback on the app. Some questions and inputs were given such as: “Is individual loin inputted one by one? Is it possible to input them in batch to reduce time for inputting data?” This kind of input was reported to the software developer for their reference to improve the app in the future.

    The implementation ran from July to November 2016. During the implementation, the supplier was expected to directly use the app whenever there was a transaction, i.e. during weighing the fish, making a payment to a fisher. The implementation was regularly monitored by the Supply Chain team by contacting suppliers by phone or text to get feedback.

    The app is available on the Google app store and is now under direction of the NGO Rare. This video nicely describes the app and its uses in small scale fisheries.

    Lesson learned

    • Both the suppliers (or his staff) were interested and support this kind of program, introducing new technology to their business activities. They were enthusiastic to use the app and other suppliers in the area were interested to test it also
    • Technology programs seem to need a long time for implementation, especially in remote areas where the people have lower knowledge of and experience with technology
    • Trading schemes and standards between suppliers and fishers are volatile due to follow the buyer standard. Therefore deep assessment is needed to build the proper app that is useful and able to replace paper record
    • Regular evaluation and improvement are needed

    Writer: Hastuti

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  • Informal Discussion to Celebrate National Fishermen’s Day

    31 May 2017
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    To commemorate National Fishermen’s Day (Hari Nelayan Nasional) on April 6, the MDPI team in East Lombok held an informal discussion for information sharing on fisheries developments and regulation updates. This discussion was attended by fishermen’s representatives, the head of Labuhan Lombok Port, Harbor Master (Syahbandar), head of Pengawas Perikanan NTB and industry representatives. As an initial information, most of the participants were not aware that there is National Fishermen Day in Indonesia, so they suggested for us to hold this kind of discussion again in the future to commemorate it.

    Several points were discussed:

    • The importance of correct data reporting for improving the management of fishery resources and supporting infrastructure and improvements in services, especially data on tuna fisheries, which are under international management through Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs)
    • Implementation of fisheries regulations: Permen No. 1 tahun 2017 about operation permit letter, Permen KP No. 26 tahun 2014 about Fish Aggregating Device (FAD); UU No. 7 tahun 2016 about fishermen empowerment and protection; Permen Perhubungan No. 8 tahun 2013 about vessel measurement.
    • The involvement of MDPI to assist the management of FAD installation permits (SIPR) by distributing registration forms to be submitted to DKP West Nusa Tenggara Province.
    • Emphasising the importance of re-measuring vessels to provide the accurate information in compliance with the rules. The aim is for this activity to be completed in December 2017 because there will be fines for vessels with incorrect information.
    • The importance of having complete documents, safety equipment and ship capability standard. The Syahbandar emphasized this issue to reduce the risk of sea accidents & IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated) fishing operations.
    • The importance of maintaining fish quality, prioritizing quality over quantity, so that fishermen can get effective results with good price.

    All of the participants enjoyed this discussion, especially fishermen; they really appreciate all of the information shared with them. MDPI will be happy to hold more discussions in the future 🙂

    Writer: Juhrin

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  • Fishermen’s Folk Party (Pesta Rakyat Nelayan) in Bone

    31 May 2017
    Indah Rufiati
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    To celebrate the 687th Anniversary of Bone Regency on April 6, people in Toro Village, Tanete Riattang Timur District, Bone Regency organised a fishermens’ tradition called “Pesta Rakyat Nelayan” (Fishermen Folk Party). MDPI staff in Bone, Sahril and Alwi were asked to join in the party as the committee of the celebration.

    This year’s celebrations were conducted in Balakang and aimed to build stronger friendships between fishermen, village government and the community. As part of the celebrations, there was a fishing competition, Qur’an reading competition for the kids, adzan competition and makkaremo (catching fish with bare hands). In this event, fishermen also gave a traditional performance called madduppatasi (a story about how fishermen are greeted by their wives after a fishing trip).

    This event was attended by the head of regency, the vice head of regency, the head of DPRD, the head of district and the head of village, as well as teachers in Bone Regency. MDPI is very grateful to be involved in this cultural activity. It strengthens the friendship between MDPI and at the end of the day, better friendship means better collaboration in the future 😊 😊

    Writer: Sahril

     

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  • Time-lapse Camera Deployment and Protocol Development

    19 May 2017
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    Activity Name
    Internship: Time-lapse Camera Deployment and Protocol Development

     

    Background
    Biological information from commercial fisheries has traditionally been collected by technicians from fish at landing sites and from catch and effort data recorded in fishing logbooks. This data, particularly the catch and effort figures, may often be of low quality and not accurate. More detailed and objective set by set information can be obtained by trained and independent observers stationed on board vessels during the actual fishing operation.

    Countries and management bodies such as the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RMFOs) typically have observer programs that aim to cover a specific percentage of a fishery. This data is then used to cross-reference port and logbook data.

    The observer’s data collection responsibilities can vary depending on the fishery and type of vessel. In general, they are required to collect data that can be used in establishing stock distribution patterns, collect catch and effort data and biological information for stock assessments, record the use of various gear types on a vessel, record the associated by-catch and discard rates, collect information on fleet fishing patterns and collect detailed production data. The observer data set is now considered an important compliment to research survey data and port sampling data because it provides a source of information by area, time and species not often covered by the other two sources. Length, age, catch and effort data, all collected by observers, are now used regularly in stock evaluation studies. An important factor is also the identification and recording of interactions with any Endangered, Threatened and Protected (ETP) species and, when these interactions do occur, that a record is made of the fate of the ETP species.

    Observers can only be deployed on vessels that can accommodate an additional person in a safe manner. Observers are covered by regulations from the management bodies and these must be adhered to ensure that the observer is safe and is adequately supported in collecting the required data. Consequently, it is recognized that observer deployments on small scale vessels are often not feasible.

    Though small scale observer trips are not feasible due to safety, space and also prioritization reasons (MMAF budget is allocated to larger vessels), it has been identified that with increasing data regulations and anti-IUU regulations that small scale fisheries should be able to verify what happens aboard their vessels while at sea.

    For this reason, MDPI aims to deploy some time-lapse camera technology, to act as a form of electronic monitoring on small scale vessels. These cameras will be deployed and will record landings on the vessels. The data collected through interview with MDPI enumerators at the dock, records the vessels interaction with ETP species. We aim to have the time-lapse camera data verify if the port collected information is reliable and if the interactions and landings which occur at sea match those that are reported on land.

    Objectives
    1.     Deploying time-lapse cameras onboard small scale vessels

    a.     Identify how the camera should be placed on the vessel to collect the highest quality and informational data

    b.    Identify what security measures need to be in place to protect cameras

    c.     Train field staff on camera deployment

    2.     Producing a protocol for deployment

    3.     Identifying suitable approaches to data storage

    4.     Provide recommendations on which cameras and what approaches worked best / were easiest to deploy in small-scale fisheries settings

    Output
    1.     Time-lapse camera deployment plan

    2.     Time-lapse camera deployment protocol and staff training approach

    3.     Time-lapse camera data storage and transfer approach

    Schedule
    The time lapse project will be implemented over the period May 2017- March 2018.

    The technical deployment and protocol development period is required to occur June- August 2017.

     

    Follow-on will occur from September- January 2018, which will incorporate the biological analysis of the data- an additional intern will be required to complete this work.

     

    Requirements

    Interns should meet the following requirements

    1. Be enrolled or have completed a technical degree Bachelor/Masters Engineering, IT, Technology or other related
    2. Have an interest in finding solutions to problems which occur in everyday life
    3. Have a practical and flexible approach to work
    4. Be willing to travel to remote areas in Indonesia
    5. Have strong report writing skills
    6. Have an interest in the environment
    7. Have a good level of English language skills

     

    The intern will report to the Fisheries Improvement Manager and every Friday the intern will submit a short one page summary of their activities within the MDPI program to the supervisory team (weekly work report, as submitted by all team members as a means of progress evaluation and activity sharing). Short trip summaries will be made to describe periods spent in the field.

     

    Benefits to Intern

     

    Interns at MDPI receive a variety of benefits which include technical and social. Guidelines, requirments and benefits are outlined here.

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  • Traceability Coordinator (Bali)

    18 May 2017
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    Title Name: Traceability Coordinator

    Location base: Denpasar, Bali

    Report to: Supply Chain Manager

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • To partake in developing a traceability-based technology (TBT) platform that creates bidirectional information exchange between Indonesian fishermen, processors and traders, helping to link fishermen with fisheries information and global markets, and helping processors and traders to meet informational requirements originating from importing regions
    • To support the development of traceability systems (chain of custody) within the pilot sites and associated processing plants in such a manner that it matches the needs of the program but also very importantly to those of the partners (processors, suppliers)
    • To partake in program planning, development activities and socialization of the program under supply chain department relate to traceability, food safety and vessel registration
    • To manage and supervise staff on the implementation and operator level with the support of supply chain manager

     

    Essential Skills and Abilities:

    • Bachelor degree in Fisheries
    • Minimum 3 year experience in the similar or related position and preferably domicile in Bali
    • Experience working in fish or food processing company and or its supply chain is desirable
    • Experience working in an international NGO is desirable
    • Excellent English both spoken and written
    • Excellent computer skill especially Microsoft excel or access
    • Detail oriented and target oriented
    • Super well initiative and well organized
    • Possess leadership, communication and problem solving skill
    • Possess good presentation skill
    • Able to cope working in a past pace organization
    • Willing to frequently travel to implementing areas in Indonesia or abroad and willing to work overtime when needed

     

    Please send your application letter and updated CV to career@mdpi.or.id at the latest 27 May 2017. Please visit www.mdpi.or.id for more information about MDPI.

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