Consultant on fisheries laws and policies

Based in Southeast Asia
Part-time position
Start date: Immediately

HD is currently looking for a consultant on fisheries laws and policies. The consultant will produce a report and presentation which provide a comparative analysis of the marine environmental protection and fisheries laws, regulations, and policies of Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, and the Philippines. The work will be conducted independently under the supervision of staff in HD’s Asia Regional Office in Singapore.

The report should be completed by early November 2017. It will seek to identify similarities and differences in the marine environmental protection and fisheries laws and their implementation, between the five countries. This should include laws around illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, marine protected areas, fishing moratoria, as well as poaching and trade of endangered maritime species. It should also include an overview of the relationship between policy/legislation (law makers), relevant policing agencies (law enforcers) and the most prominent type of perpetrators (law breakers) of the five countries. Based on this analysis, the report will additionally identify opportunities for co-operation on fisheries management and marine environmental protection between the five countries.

The research process may include travel to the countries and desk research. The consultant may be asked to present the research findings at a meeting in November 2017 involving fisheries and marine environmental protection experts from the five countries. Publication of the research for other purposes can be discussed between HD and the consultant.

The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a master’s degree or a PhD in a relevant field;
  • Possess extensive research and work experience in marine environmental protection and fisheries laws in the region. Expertise in the marine environmental protection and fisheries laws of two or more of the listed countries would be considered an advantage;
  • Be flexible, dynamic, creative and motivated, and able to work independently;
  • Be fluent in English.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above described qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) and a one-page description of the proposed research process, including number of days required, by 25 August 2017 to