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Position: Technical Expert on Combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and its Related Crimes in Southeast Asia


As part of FIHRRST’s commitment to advance business and human rights, FIHRRST assisted the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and the Presidential Task Force in developing national regulation to prevent and combat human rights abuses and IUU Fishing related crime. The regulation requires fishing companies in Indonesia to implement a system that ensures that their operations respect human rights.

To extend Indonesia’s ongoing effort to combat IUU Fishing and its related crime, FIHRRST has started a cross-border initiative with other Southeast Asian countries to eradicate IUU fishing and its related crimes, including illegal trade and human rights abuses. This project encourages all Southeast Asian countries to work together in the fight against IUU fishing and its related crimes using principles similar to those utilized in the collaborative style of learning.

Duties and Responsibility

FIHRRST is seeking a Technical Expert for the project: Combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and its Related Crimes in Southeast Asia.

Under the direct supervision of the Project Leader, the Technical Expert will perform the following duties in his/her area of responsibility:

1.       Stay well-informed of political, social and economic and related policies and regulations that have an impact on the issue of IUU fishing in Southeast Asian countries;

2.       Consistently apply national and international law and standards in designing a collaborative and sustainable approach to overcoming country-specific challenges to eliminating IUU fishing;

3.       Assist the Project Leader in leading discussions and conferences on IUU fishing and its related crimes in SEA countries; (or Co-facilitate discussions and conferences on IUU fishing and its related crimes in SEA countries)

4.       Build partnerships, between regional fishery organisations, economic cooperations (e.g., ASEAN) and amongst countries in the region, to attain the crucial support for the project implementation;

5.       Monitor the design, implementation, and evaluation of the project with project team members and project partners; and,

6.       Help the Project Leader prepare progress and activity reports.

Educational and Work Experience Requirements:

-          Minimum: Master’s degree in law, international relations, development studies, political science or public policy

-          Extensive professional work experience (min. 7-10 years) relevant to the function

-          Demonstrated experience in conducting research and program implementation

Essential Requirements:

-          Citizen of Indonesia

-          Excellent communication skills in Indonesian and English, especially strong English writing, reading and presentation skills

-          Demonstrates initiative, capable of working in a team as well as independently.

Terms and Conditions

-          Full-time position for 2 years.

-          The technical expert will be stationed at FIHRRST’s office in Jakarta.

Application Details

Please submit your cover letter along with updated curriculum vitae, expected salary, two professional references and writing sample (preferably published journal article on IUU Fishing) to ( marked with “Technical Expert IUU Fishing” no later than March 15, 2019. No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified.


Internships are part of our programme.

Our internship programme offers opportunities for students and professionals to participate in our mission to uphold respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights in Indonesia and elsewhere. At the same time, working with FIHRRST personnel of differing nationalities in a professional work environment will result in the interns improving their own technical and leadership skills.

This is an intensive engagement and no stipend is offered. However, costs related to the project assignment will be covered.

Our interns come from diverse professional and educational backgrounds from both Indonesia and overseas.

The following is a list of interns who have already embraced the opportunity of working with us.

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