Position Description and Responsibilities: The anticipated start date for this position is January 7, 2019. The Indonesia Supply Chain Roundtable (SR) Leader, based in the US, plays a key role in SFP’s work to improve the fisheries of the region. The primary role of this position is to manage supply chain roundtables (SRs) - voluntary groups of seafood companies who are dedicated to the improvement of the fisheries that they source from. The position is responsible for convening companies based in the USA, Europe and Asia and organizing activities that catalyze and support fishery improvement projects (FIPs) in Indonesia. These companies are commonly the major importers or ‘first tier suppliers’ for the product. Although based in the U.S., the position requires considerable travel to Indonesia to work with seafood producers.
Supply Chain Roundtable leadership and coordination (80% of work time)
- Liaise regularly with participating companies and recruit new participants
- Convene SR meetings both in-person (at least once a year, usually at seafood trade shows) and via webinars/skype calls
- Facilitate a work plan for each SR and oversee implementation
- Facilitate regular communications for each SR, including a newsletter, email updates and regular updates to the relevant SR web pages
- Provide regular reports of SR progress to SFP’s monitoring and evaluation staff and to relevant donors
- Provide advice to SR participants, FIP implementers and fishery stakeholders for the catalyzation and implementation of FIPs
- Connect relevant stakeholders with FIP specialists, including SFP staff and external experts
Analysis and Outreach (20% of work time)
- Develop supply chain analyses of relevant seafood products and identify companies in the supply chain (i.e., from producers to retailers)
- Liaise with NGOs and other stakeholders to engage their industry partners in joining SR efforts
- Develop corporate engagement strategies and mobilize companies in the seafood supply chain to join SRs and initiate and support FIPs
- Organize events and meetings as required, including in-country logistical support
- Support SFP’s Indonesia Program by performing other duties as requested
Essential Qualifications & Skills:
- Minimum 10 years’ experience in the seafood industry or marine conservation field
- Thorough understanding of seafood sustainability issues and global seafood markets
- Ability & willingness to travel approximately 16 weeks per year, including domestic travel within the US and international travel to Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, and China
- Good oral and written 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, and particularly to Indonesia
- Good IT skills, and experience with computer systems beyond email and Microsoft Office (e.g., Salesforce)
Desirable Qualifications & Skills:
- Knowledge of seafood production in Indonesia and/or familiarity with Indonesian stakeholders in the seafood industry and/or marine conservation would be highly desirable
- Ability to speak Bahasa Indonesia would be desirable
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 December 14, 2018; all inquiries will be kept in the strictest confidence. Qualified candidates should submit the following to [email protected] with the subject line “Indonesia SR Leader”
- letter of interest (no more than 1 page)
Background of SFP: The mission of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is to maintain healthy ocean ecosystems, enhance livelihoods and secure food supplies. SFP improves access to information that can guide responsible seafood sourcing, and enhances the ability of seafood companies and partners to work with governments to improve policies and management practices in support of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Visit www.sustainablefish.org to learn more.