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Fisheries Standards Manager - Worldwide (Any MSC Office)

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Town/City Worldwide (Any MSC Office)
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 24/10/2022
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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This is a permanent, full time vacancy

Please note this role can be based at any regional MSC office.

The Vacancy

Do you want to work at the interface of science and management to help protect the oceans and safeguard seafood supplies?

Are you looking for a career at the MSC, developing and implementing a standard for well-managed, sustainable fisheries?

If so, this could be the opportunity for you.

The MSC is currently recruiting for a Fisheries Standard Manager.

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the running of the MSC’s Fisheries Standard and oversee the certification of fisheries by third-party auditors.

You would join a close-knit team who develop the MSC Fisheries Standard and oversee more than 400 fisheries in the MSC Program, ensuring that our requirements are applied correctly and consistently.

This post has a particular focus on Principle 2 of the Fisheries Standard. As such, the ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of environmental impacts of fishing, and how these impacts are managed and mitigated.

Some of the key tasks that you will be involved in are:

  • Oversight of a portfolio of fisheries that are undergoing assessment or annual review by third-party auditors
  • Technical review of assessment reports, ensuring that MSC’s requirements and processes are being applied correctly
  • Development of the MSC Fisheries Standard and related certification processes, keeping pace with global best practice
  • Supporting colleagues and stakeholders in understanding and communicating the MSC’s requirements to a range of audiences
  • Training auditors in the correct application of the MSC’s requirements and assessment processes.

To be successful in this role you will have professional experience in fisheries science or management, in particular the management of environmental impacts. This may include knowledge of issues such as the bycatch of endangered, threatened or protected species, strategies to address ghost fishing, protection and recovery of habitats or ecosystem-based fisheries management.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the ability to balance a varied workload. You will also have:

  • a strong teamwork ethic and excellent project planning, organisation, and time management skills
  • experience working with stakeholders and other external parties to develop policy
  • a track record of successfully managing relationships with stakeholders, collaborators, and colleagues.

A full list of required qualifications and skills is included in the job description.

Detailed Job description can be found here : https://msc.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2826857?cid=1970 

We’re an international organisation and our employees all demonstrate a level of cultural awareness, and value the diverse views and approaches relevant to the MSC program.

The MSC is committed to flexible working. We are currently running a trial for hybrid working, and the successful candidate will need to work from the selected regional office for a minimum of 50% of their working time each month.

If this has inspired you, please apply here!

The deadline for applications is 23:59pm GMT, Monday 24 October 2022.

Working at the MSC

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Through our internationally recognised certification and ecolabeling program, well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners. Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing more than 17% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

The MSC is committed to the principles of equality and fairness and we welcome applications from all communities. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, ethnicity, race, colour, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. If you consider yourself to have a disability and need reasonable adjustments made during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know how we can help you.

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