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  • Jun 04 , 2021

    The Benguela Current Convention invites proposals from competent consultancy firms/ individuals to undertake the consultancies;

    1, To undertake work that will enable improvements and enhancement of the strategy to be inclusive of the work of DFFE on livelihoods and alternative livelihoods approach. icon Download full terms of reference here

    2. To develop oiled wildlife preparedness, response and contingency plans for marine species colonies in the West Coast and Cape Town areas, in the Western Cape Province. icon Download full terms of reference here

    3. To facilitate training for 20-30 officials in the West Coast area for the following trainings: First Responder Training;  and Oiled Wildlife Response Training. icon Download full terms of reference here


  • Oct 26 , 2020

     There are currently no available vacancies. Please check you local newspapers for vacancy announcements.


    The Benguela Current Convention offers various employment opportunities at its Secretariat and through its various projects that are based within the Secretariat and the Parties. We offer the following employment categories,

    Professional Category:

    These are positions of high responsibility of a managerial, professional or scientific nature. These positions are filled by appropriately qualified professionals, preferably with post graduate qualifications or the equivalent. Staff members in this category are recruited from Contracting Parties.

    General Services Category:

    These are auxiliary administrative and technical positions; clerical, secretarial and other office personnel. Such staff members are recruited in Namibia from among Namibian nationals and citizens of Contracting Parties with permanent residence in Namibia.

    Projects Staff

    These are positions that are available within projects and for the duration of such projects. As BCC is dependent on donor funding for its project expenses, consideration shall be given to lack of funding to the particular project and the costs associated with such. The BCC reserves the right to terminate the employment of one or more individuals involved with projects that does not have enough funding.


    Service Providers & Temporary Personnel recruited under short term. Special Service Agreements shall not be classified as staff members.


    The BCC also offers opportunities through its procurement process. We procure goods and service from the service providers throughout the region.

    The Benguela Current Convention is an equal opportunity employer and committed to gender equality and mainstreaming. It thus encourages applications from women and youth. 

    Marketing and Communications Manager

    The BCC is seeking to hire a self-motivated and talented Marketing and Communications Manager to lead our communications department. The manager will be in charge of producing high-quality content that engages stakeholders and builds brand recognition.

    Duty Station: Swakopmund, Namibia

    Commencement date: as soon as possible

    Expected duration: ((4-year contract)) renewal based on performance and on availability of funding

     icon Download full terms of reference here

  • Mar 23 , 2020

    Baseline assessments for sustainable fisheries in Angola

  • May 14 , 2019

    The BCLME III Project "Improving Oceans Governance" held a meeting on 28 February this year with project technicians being implemented by BCC and its partners in order to exchange experience and to combine synergies with common objectives

Three Countries Sharing a Productive Ecosystem

The Benguela Current Commission (BCC) is a multi-sectoral inter-governmental, initiative of Angola, Namibia and South Africa. It promotes the vision of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) sustaining human and ecosystem well-being for generation after generation.

The BCLME is richly endowed with both living and non-living resources – from large oil and gas reserves to abundant fisheries and unrivalled natural beauty. The BCC provides a vehicle for the countries of the region to introduce an "ecosystem approach to ocean governance". This means that the three countries work together to manage the marine environment.

The BCC was established on January 2007 through the signing of an Interim Agreement. Then, on 18 March 2013, the governments of Angola, Namibia and South Africa signed the Benguela Current Convention, a groundbreaking environmental treaty that entrenches the Benguela Current Commission as a permanent inter-governmental organisation.


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The Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) extends from east of the Cape of Good Hope, northwards to Cabinda Province in Angola and encompasses the full extent of Namibia's marine environment. It is a major coastal upwelling ecosystem and an important centre of marine biodiversity and marine food production.

The Benguela is particularly productive in terms of fisheries resources, but top predators such as seabirds and marine mammals are also abundant. Commercial fisheries and the extraction of non-living natural resources such as oil, gas, diamonds and other minerals, are the focus of industrial activities in the region.