Job Opportunity: Head of Advocacy at Blue Ventures

Rebuilding tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures (BV) develops locally led approaches to marine management that benefit people and nature alike. By listening and responding to basic needs, they design models to catalyse and sustain marine conservation, unlocking the potential of coastal communities to manage their resources. They work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.

Summary job description

BV are recruiting a Head of Advocacy to lead their evolving programme supporting the rights of small-scale fishers and community conservationists. This is a critical new position within an organisation that leads the global field in human rights based marine conservation. Working with BV senior leadership, and importantly colleagues in all countries where BV work, this position will lead the development of their efforts to redress the imbalance in global policy to enforce and enhance the rights of millions of small scale fishers to become the key drivers of conservation and economic opportunity in the most biodiverse marine hotspots in the tropics. 

Reporting to the Outreach Director, this is a full-time role which can be based internationally within the countries or regions within which BV operates. This role could have significant national and international travel. 

BV are looking for an individual who is open to new ideas and embraces innovation, who can demonstrate experience of building effective working partnerships for conservation and/or international development. Assessment of applications will include candidates’ alignment with BV’s core values and mission to support human rights-based approaches to marine conservation and fisheries management.

Application Deadline: 14th November 2020
For more information and how to apply, click here.

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