Position Description and Responsibilities:  The anticipated start date for this position is 1 February 2019.  The primary role of this position is to manage supply chain roundtables – voluntary groups of seafood companies who are dedicated to the improvement of the fisheries that they source from. The position gathers scientific and commercial information about relevant fisheries and seafood supply chains and provides technical advice and support to companies seeking to initiate fishery improvement projects (FIPs). 

SR Coordination  (60% of work time)

  • Coordinate the work of the Latin America Reduction Fisheries Supply Chain Roundtable (SR), including but not limited to the following tasks: 
    • liaise regularly with SR participants
    • recruit new participants to the SR
    • develop SR workplans
    • organize and facilitate meetings and webinars 
    • take meeting minutes
    • provide progress reports
    • update SR website landing page as required
  • Provide technical advice to SR participants, FIP implementers and fishery stakeholders for the initiation and implementation of FIPs
  • Provide training sessions and regular mentoring to relevant stakeholders regarding FIP planning, development and implementation
  • Liaise closely with FIP implementers and fishery stakeholders in focus fisheries and gather information to ensure effectiveness of project interventions and development of new FIPs
  • Gather relevant information related to science and management of specific fisheries and provide input to fisheries evaluations 

Analysis, Strategy and Planning (20% of work time)

  • Develop analyses of supply chains of relevant seafood products and identify companies in the supply chain from producers to retailers
  • Develop corporate engagement strategies and mobilize companies in the seafood supply chain to join SRs and initiate and support FIPs
  • Generate relevant analysis on fisheries sustainability performance and brief relevant stakeholders (e.g., participants in supply chain roundtables, FIP implementers, etc.) 

Monitoring and Support (20% of work time)

  • Monitor performance of relevant FIPs and contribute to FIP evaluations
  • Provide input and regular support in work planning, monitoring and reporting of various grants deliverables
  • Organize events and meetings as required, including in-country logistical support
  • Provide general support to the Latin America Fisheries Director as required (e.g. assist with funding proposals, provide coordination assistance and reporting, etc.)
  • Support SFP’s Latin America program by performing other duties as requested

Essential Qualifications & Skills:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the seafood industry or marine conservation
  • Thorough and demonstrable understanding of seafood sustainability issues and global seafood markets
  • Good oral and written Spanish and English
  • Excellent organization and negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage several different tasks at once, and execute good judgement
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with absolute confidentiality
  • Ability to work in a flexible, informal environment, and to take the initiative and work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally to remote locations
  • Good IT skills, and experience with computer systems beyond email and Microsoft Office (e.g., Salesforce) 

Duration/Level of Effort: This is a full-time position.  Level of Effort is expected to be 40 hours per week.  

Compensation: Competitive and based on experience. 

Application:  The deadline is 21 December 2018; all inquiries will be kept in the strictest confidence.  Qualified candidates should submit the following to [email protected] with the subject line “Deputy Latin America Fisheries Director”:

  • resume/CV
  • letter of interest (no more than 1 page)

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