Background of SFP:

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is a dynamic global nonprofit whose mission to engage and catalyze global seafood supply chains in rebuilding depleted fish stocks and reducing the environmental impacts of fishing and fish farming. SFP improves access to information to guide responsible seafood sourcing, and enhances the ability of seafood companies and partners to influence government fisheries policies and management practices to improve fisheries. To learn more, visit www.sustainablefish.org.

Summary:  This newly-created position reports to the Program Director, FIP Evaluation & External Liaison.  The position is responsible for tracking and measuring progress of current fishery improvement projects (FIPs) globally, uploading results to FishSource, an online information resource about the status of fish stocks and fisheries. The position contributes to annual updates of SFP’s FIP Database (which holds historical or archival FIP info) used in key analyses of FIP achievements and impacts, and advance industry engagement in sustainable seafood efforts and support collaboration with the NGO seafood community.

Qualifications:

 Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries, marine, ocean, or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fisheries data/analysis
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals and communicate with others from various cultures and countries
  • Ability to comfortably read, write, and speak in English
  • Ability to maintain information in strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work from home and travel (including internationally) once or twice per year
  • Flexibility to participate in a virtual organization with staff based around the globe, as well as ability to work productively primarily via Skype/Google Meet, email, webinars, and other electronic means

Highly desirable qualities

  • Good knowledge of fisheries management issues
  • Some knowledge of relational databases
  • Ability to dig into systems and technical details, while maintaining a view of the bigger picture

Key Responsibilities/Activities: 

 Evaluation of FIPs

  • Collaborate with team members from SFP and our NGO collaborator, FisheryProgress,  to complete FIP trackers and progress ratings on FishSource, based on desktop analyses of FIP public reports including those on Fishery Progress
  • Assist with the preparation of SFP’s monthly and quarterly report on FIP ratings
  • Assist with draft reports on performance trends of FIPs using FIP evaluation information
  • Submit a monthly activity report project management purposes
  • Contribute to update of quarterly FIP reports in support of SR activities
  • Contribute to annual updates of the FIP Database using information from FishSource and Fishery Progress 

Level of Effort: This is not an employee position; an initial agreement for services will be awarded for 115 days’ effort over a 12-month period (i.e., 50% of full-time). If the successful candidate performs at a high level during the initial contract phase, it is SFP’s intention to continue with another contract or by transitioning to employee status. 

Compensation:  Competitive and based on experience 

To Apply:  SFP highly encourages applicants from around the world.  Email a cover letter and resume/CV in English to [email protected] by Friday, 27 September.  Subject line should be “Junior Analyst – FIP Evaluation Program”.

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