Job Opportunity: Senior Manager of Fisheries Analysis at Global Fishing Watch

General Summary

Global Fishing Watch is an international nonprofit organization committed to advancing ocean sustainability and stewardship through increasing transparency. They do this by offering, for free, data and near real-time tracking of global commercial fishing activity, supporting new science and research, and boosting global cooperation on ocean transparency. Their ambition is to provide an unprecedented global picture of fishing activity by monitoring large, industrial vessels responsible for around 75 percent of the global catch and developing a platform to track smaller vessels.

Established in early 2019, Global Fishing Watch’s data and analysis cell has quickly grown into a global team of fisheries analysts providing open source analysis, training and data products to fisheries managers in governments and intergovernmental institutions. The team's aim is to remove barriers to accessing open source fisheries data while promoting transparency and empowering fisheries managers to make the best decisions possible with the best data available.

The Position

Global Fishing Watch are looking for a senior analyst, experienced in global fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance and talented in the scrutiny of fishing activity and the associated reporting. With a focus on Asia, the senior manager will be responsible for managing regional analysts in order to generate high-quality reports that support governments to take action and, where needed, translate analysis into a capacity building or training programs.

The Senior Manager will play a key part in the management and outputs of the data and analysis cell. The post holder will work closely with the Director for Fisheries Analysis, and regional leads, on management of projects; providing quality assurance, creating impact from analysis, coordinating regional capacity building programs and cultivating external partners. The manager will deputize the Director of Fisheries Analysis when required, and help the team stay organized and focused during a period of rapid growth.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in fisheries monitoring control and surveillance challenges and solutions. The senior manager will be comfortable cultivating relationships with government officials, key NGOs and private sector partners. They will work with their peers and senior staff in an action-oriented and collegial work environment. In addition to well-developed project management skills, the candidate will be an excellent communicator with fluent English and, ideally, bring credible experience in Asia. The Senior Manager will have an appreciation for governance challenges in fisheries, especially in Asia and in the Global South. Flexible working hours to accommodate calls across time zones is essential and some travel may be required to support country representatives at external meetings as needed.

Global Fishing Watch is recruiting to expand its data and analysis cell and deliver a program of work to promote the use of open and transparent data in fisheries governance and build a sustainable future for our oceans. The team primarily works remotely, with hubs in Argentina, France, Indonesia, Japan, Peru, Spain, UK and the US.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Analysis & Data Program

  • Support the Director of Fisheries Analysis in coordination and communication for a globally distributed team of 10+ people
  • Lead specific in-country engagement with analysis, policy and technical assessments and briefings
  • Measuring impact of the team and developing new funding proposals
  • Training of new staff
  • Other duties as assigned, including media interviews, public speaking & GFW training events.

Fisheries Analysis

  • Use GFW data to produce reports and briefings that impact fisheries governance and promote increased transparency in the fisheries sector
  • Establish, alongside key team members, GFW as a thought leader in demonstrating how a comprehensive system of technology, analysis and policy can bring change on the water
  • Review and QA reports before release

Capacity Building

  • Oversee the development of tools to deliver the organizations training program
  • Identify subject experts and partner organizations to provide training to governments in the Transparency Program

Applications: Open until 30th July 2020.
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