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Manager, Ecosystem Conservation and Fisheries, International Fisheries

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Brussels
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 11/09/2021
Company Name Pew Charitable Trusts
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Telephone 8888888888
Email none@given.com
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Pew Charitable Trusts is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1948. The stated mission of Pew is to serve the public interest by "improving public policy, informing the public, and invigorating civic life. Pew often has vacancies in the remit of Nature Conservaton and Climate change in countries ranging from Australia to the UK, Chile to USA. For more jobs with Pew visit their website.
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The Environmental Portfolio at The Pew Charitable Trusts

For more than 25 years, Pew has been a major force in engaging the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences, and solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Our environment work spans all seven continents with more than 250 professionals working at the local, national, and international levels to reduce the scope and severity of global environmental problems, such as the erosion of large natural ecosystems that contain a great part of the world's remaining biodiversity, and the destruction of the marine environment.

Pew has worked in the United States and Canada since 1990 to protect vast stretches of wilderness and more recently expanded our land conservation efforts to Australia's Outback and Chilean Patagonia. Safeguarding these places offers an opportunity to conserve wildlife habitat, shorelines and landscapes for current and future generations. Our work relies on the sciences of conservation, biology, and economics to advocate for practical and durable solutions to the loss of biodiversity.

In the sea, reforms to how our oceans are managed are essential to address overfishing, pollution, and loss of habitat. Pew began its oceans program in the United States, focusing on ending overfishing and protecting fragile marine habitat. Starting in 2005, Pew's ocean conservation program expanded around the world and played a significant role in reforming marine fisheries management in the European Union and on the high seas and creating marine reserves around the world. Our work is grounded in the best available science and pursues domestic and international conservation measures that are long-term and provide permanent, durable protections for marine ecosystems.

International Fisheries

Pew's international fisheries work aims to secure an enduring system of rules and consequences for international fisheries that ensures the sustainability of fish populations over the long term and supports the health and resilience of the marine ecosystem more broadly. Organized into four projects, our main areas of work include: the advancement of precautionary harvest strategies and effective compliance regimes for international fisheries (RFMO Policy); improved policies and actions aimed at ending illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (Ending Illegal Fishing); activating market actors to improve fisheries governance (Markets) ; and the advancement of ecosystem considerations in the management of fisheries, including improved protection of vulnerable marine species affected by international fisheries, and their nursery and spawning habitats (Ecosystem Conservation and Fisheries).

Position Overview

The position, based in Pew's Brussels office, oversees development and implementation of work to embed biodiversity protections and increased ecosystem resilience in international governance for fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. The manager reports to the project director, ecosystem conservation and fisheries, international fisheries based in Pew's London office. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.


  • Manage the Northeast Atlantic initiative working with the United Kingdom, European Union, and associated governments, science processes, and treaties to deliver improved fisheries governance, secure biodiversity protections, and embed ecosystem-based management of fisheries in the region.
  • Manage and mentor staff, including: Guiding development of annual performance plans, providing regular feedback, and supporting development to improve staff skills and technical knowledge.
  • Oversee coordinated efforts by staff, colleagues, and consultants, to achieve goals.
  • Set measurable goals and targets; develop timelines; assess the strengths and weaknesses of the program strategies and help adapt them as necessary.
  • Manage specific operations components of the campaign; overseeing contractors, budgets, project deliverables and delegating to staff as appropriate.
  • Represent the campaign with partners, policymakers, media, and the public as an established and well-respected subject matter expert in the field.
  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders, advisors, other decision makers, fishing groups, conservation organizations, and other partner groups to advance the program's policy objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
  • At least eight years of specialized experience working in environmental policy, advocacy campaigns, or fisheries management, with a track record of influencing policy or its implementation.
  • Minimum of two years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience managing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.
  • Access to a strong network of relevant contacts among relevant European organizations, policy makers, researchers and scientists.
  • Ability and willingness to accurately, methodologically and logically analyze policy material. Ability to understand and reliably interpret relevant scientific concepts.
  • Strong comprehension of subject area. Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue/problem and the solutions available to Pew. Produce work of consistently high standards, without errors or omissions.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization and by being conscious of priorities. Ability to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy while working in a cooperative spirit in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
  • Excellent and compelling written and oral communications skills in French and English. Strong oral, presentation, facilitation and written communication skills, such that complex ideas, thoughts and concepts are clearly articulated for different audiences. Clear, effective writing style and highly-articulate and persuasive in face to face communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop and manage productive relationships with decision makers at the highest level, media, Pew staff, consultants, partners and others. Must exhibit flexibility and a commitment to working as part of a team. Excellent listening skills.


Regular travel will be required when it is determined safe to do so.

Total Rewards

We offer a competitive salary and benefit program.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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