To provide affordable animal protein (quality fish and fishery products) for the population and contribute significantly to the GDP.

The ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has its mission to plan, develop, rationally mange and conserve all living aquatic resources of the country for the benefit of the country.

The Fisheries Sector Policy is to promote responsible and sustainable fishing practices through good governance while contributing to poverty reduction and wealth creation in Sierra Leone.

Mr. Dwight Doherty, Head of the Human Resource Unit

Dwight Doherty



  • Responsible for providing support in the various human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring and employee counseling.
  • Provide support to supervisors and staff to develop the skills and capabilities of staff.

Main Activities

  • Ensure that accurate job descriptions are in place.
  • Provide advice and assistance when conducting staff performance evaluations
  • Identify training and development opportunities.
  • Organize staff training sessions, workshops and activities
  • Provide basic counseling to staff who have performance related obstacles
  • Provide advice and assistance in developing human resource plans
  • Provide staff orientations
  • Monitor staff performance and attendance activities.
  • Monitor daily attendance.
  • Investigate and understand causes for staff absences.
  • Recommend solutions to resolve chronic attendance difficulties.
  • Provide basic counseling to staff that has performance related obstacles.
  • Provide advice and recommendations on disciplinary actions.
  • Monitor scheduled absences such as holidays or travel and coordinate actions to ensure the staff absence has been adequately covered off to ensure continuity of services.
  • Secretary to the Ministerial Performance Appraisal Committee.
  • Coordinate staff recruitment and selection process in order to ensure a timely organized and comprehensive procedure is used to hire staff.
  • Prepare notices and advertisements for vacant staff positions.

Other Activities include

  • Promote workplace safety.
  • Explain the provisions of the personnel policy.
  • Organize the transitional provisions of employee compensation, pay and benefits.
  • Arrange for the repairs of computers and other office equipment and assist with organizing staff to carry out work due periods of equipment shutdowns.