Skills Training for Youth in Fisheries


Company Tetra Tech AR...
Industry International...
Category Project Devel...
Location Accra, Volta...
Job Status Contractor/Co...
Salary GH¢ 
Education Qualified
Experience 5 years
Job Expires Apr 21, 2023
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Company Profile

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. 

Job Description

  • Project Name: Feed the Future Ghana Fisheries Recovery Activity
The Feed the Future Ghana Fisheries Recovery Activity (GFRA) is a five-year USAID funded activity to mitigate the near collapse of Ghana’s small pelagic fisheries – sardinellas, mackerels, and anchovies – to establish a foundation for their ecological recovery while also improving the socioeconomic well-being, food security, and resilience of fishers and coastal communities.  This will be accomplished through five strategic approaches:
  • Objective 1: Aligning fisheries capacity with the ecological carrying capacity of the small pelagic fisheries while enhancing the socio-economic well-being and resilience of artisanal fisherfolk 
  • Objective 2: Increasing the quality and value of artisanal fish products to maintain household income and enhance the availability of nutritious foods for local and regional markets 
  • Objective 3:  Strengthening transparency, accountability, and co-management in governance practices for fisheries policymaking, regulation, and enforcement 
  • Objective 4:  Strengthening constituencies to promote and implement sustainable fisheries management; and 
  • Objective 5:  Improving use of science and research for policy and management decisions 
GFRA will implement these strategic approaches in an integrated fashion in communities across Ghana’s four coastal regions: Greater Accra, Volta, Central, and Western . GFRA is working with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, the Fisheries Commission, fishers, traders, processors, and the associations that represent them, and community leaders, elected officials and traditional chiefs, and civil society organizations.
GFRA seeks to issue a subcontract to a Ghanaian firm to support GFRA’s implementation of a supplementary livelihood program  for youth in fisheries to encourage voluntary exit from the fishery as part of efforts to align fisheries capacity with the ecological carrying capacity of the small pelagic fisheries in line with the objective below;
Objective 1: Align fisheries capacity with the ecological carrying capacity of the small pelagic fisheries while enhancing the socio-economic well-being and resilience of artisanal fisherfolks.
The subcontractor(s) will provide short-term (1-3 days) training on selected trades such as the production of flour confectionary, household detergents, refrigeration repairs, and maintenance, etc. as described in Task 1.2 of GFRA’s Objective 1 below. Specific areas of training should be proposed and will be determined in collaboration with GFRA:
  • Task 1.2 Support employment transition and capacity development of individuals exiting fisheries

The subcontractor shall:
In close coordination and collaboration with the Sustainable Coastal Livelihoods Specialist and GFRA’s local partners Friends of the Nation in the Volta and Greater Accra Regions, Hen Mpoano in the Central and Western Regions and Development Action Association in parts of Greater Accra:
  1. Train 400 beneficiaries who are youth (15 - 35 years) along Ghana’s Coastal communities on these trades. 
  2. Provide start-up kits and basic equipment of no more than GHS 1000 to each beneficiary after the training to enable set up their micro-enterprises immediately after the training.
  3. Mentor and coach 400 beneficiaries on the skills acquired to enable them to manage and earn an income from the skills acquired. This should be done once per month over the 6-month period.

Required Skills or Experience

Experience and qualification
The firm must:
  • Be registered with a Business Certificate, VAT, and SSNIT registration.
  • Must have been in operation in the last 5-7 years.
  • Must have proven experience in employable skills training.
  • Must have experience working with youth.
  • Must be familiar with the socioeconomic dynamics in Ghana’s coastal communities.


  • The assignment will be completed from on or about  May 15, 2023, through October 31, 2023​

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