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Re-advertisement: Coordinator - observer training and fleet-based liaison

Ross Wanless, October 7, 2016

Hi all We're readvertising this, having been unable to find a suitable Mandarin-speaking candidate. Please assist us in spreading this far and wide!

As part of the FAO's GEF-funded Common Oceans Tuna Project (also known as the ABNJ Tuna Project), BirdLife South Africa is looking for a Fleet-based Training Co-ordinator to implement a series of National Awareness and Observer training workshops for countries with tuna longline fleets operating south of 25 degrees South.

BirdLife South Africa is particularly interested in Mandarin-speakers, as much of our future work in this project element will involve close and regular liaison with the Chinese tuna longline fleet.

The full position announcement will be posted to the BLSA website shortly - visit for more details and how to apply

The position is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and preference is given to applications from South African passport-holders or permanent residents. However, other nationalities are welcome to apply, and because the post is administered under the FAO, a UN Laissez Passer passport can be arranged. Family (including spousal) work permits cannot be arranged.