The Meeting of the Parties to the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) is seeking an independent chairperson to take the duties and responsibilities of the SC Chairperson
beginning as soon as possible until the conclusion of the 8th ordinary Meeting of the Parties (likely June 2021) with the possibility of renewal if, at that time, there is no candidate available from a Contracting Party and the Chairperson receives a positive review of the first term from the MOP.
The Terms of Reference for the Scientific Committee are available on the SIOFA website https://www.apsoi.org/node/8
The Scientific Committee Terms of Reference set out the duties of the Chairperson of the Scientific Committee. The Chairperson manages the business of the Scientific Committee and act as the primary liaison between
(a) the Scientific Committee and the Chairperson of the Meeting of the Parties
(b) the Scientific Committee and the Executive Secretary and
(c) the Scientific Committee and the Chairpersons of other subsidiary bodies established by the Meeting of the Parties.
The SC Chair’s tasks are focused on the preparation of the annual SIOFA Scientific Committee meeting and preparation of its advice and recommendations. The SC Chair also provided scientific leadership to the committee’s intersessional work, including to evaluate tenders for scientific consultancy services.
The Scientific Committee chair will need to have regard to all SIOFA rules, including its conservation and management measures and the Rules of Procedure insofar as they apply to the Scientific Committee. This includes conservation and management measures which apply to the Scientific Committee’s handling and safeguarding of confidential data. You will need to agree as part of your contract to adhere to this.
The Independent SIOFA SC Chairperson is required to be independent. The successful candidate cannot be an officer or official of a government or any authorities connected to SIOFA, , nor working for any observer in any connection with SIOFA for the duration of this term.
The deadline for applications is 6 October 2020. For detailed information on the selection process please check out the Terms of Reference of the position.
Link to the original advertisement: http://apsoi.org/node/587