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Fisheries Outreach Manager (South Africa SWIO projects)

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location South Africa - Africa
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 27/05/2017
Company Name Marine Stewardship Council
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Telephone +44 (0)2078113307
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Directory Entry : The MSC is the world's leading certification and ecolabelling program for sustainable seafood.
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The MSC is currently seeking to fill a position in its South Africa office to lead implementation of a project working with fisheries in the South West Indian Ocean region and to support implementation of a multi-fishery pre-assessment project in South Africa. 

The Fisheries Manager will work in collaboration with MSC’s South Africa and Developing World team and with other MSC staff across MSC’s headquarters and regional offices. The role will involve undertaking a range of activities  aimed at creating awareness of the MSC’s fishery standard, building capacity of stakeholders in prioritised fisheries to initiate and engage in MSC’s certification programme, increasing uptake of the MSC programme in Southern Africa and ultimately increasing the number of fisheries in the region that are formally engaging in the MSC.  The position is for a period of two years.

We are looking for candidates with the following:

  • Post-graduate degree or equivalent in fisheries or marine conservation biology, or fisheries, natural resources or environmental management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fisheries and resource sustainability issues, particularly as they relate to wild capture fisheries and the MSC’s Fisheries Standard.
  • Extensive knowledge of the seafood sector in southern Africa with established contacts and network.
  • Knowledge of third party certification schemes and eco-labelling.
  • The ability to exercise sound judgment and demonstrate initiative to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrated excellence of written and spoken communication skills in the English language, directed at a diverse range of people, organisations and settings.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and experience and proven ability working with diverse stakeholders and interest groups.
  • Ability to combine self-management and self-support with team membership.
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis.

 Click here for the full Fisheries Manager job description >

To apply

Please email a current CV and cover letter (in English) outlining how you meet the above requirements to: recruitment@msc.org

 Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”. Please put "Fisheries Manager (SWIO Projects)” in the email subject line.

Closing date:

27 May, 2017,17:00 GMT

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