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Northeast Atlantic International Fisheries Officer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location
Town/City London
Salary (Minimum)
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Salary (Maximum)
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 29/07/2021
Company Name Pew Charitable Trusts
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Telephone (888)575-9675 x376
Email pewtrusts.careers@jobtarget.com
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Description

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 project 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. Our main areas of work include: the advancement of precautionary harvest strategies and effective compliance regimes for international fisheries; improved protection of vulnerable marine species and their nursery and spawning habitats affected by international fisheries; and improved policies and actions aimed at ending illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

Position Overview

The position is based in Pew's London, UK, office, and reports to the manager, Northeast Atlantic, international fisheries based in Pew's Brussels, Belgium, 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.

Responsibilities

  • Advocate within multilateral fisheries governance processes in Europe, including the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission's processes, for commitments to build support for improved fisheries management and to embed ecosystem-based management of fisheries.
  • Develop and deliver an advocacy strategy in UK aimed at persuading UK officials, decision makers and parliamentarians to adopt positions in favor of ecosystem-based fisheries management in international agreements for Northeast Atlantic fisheries, and to support management measures in pursuit of these objectives for key NE Atlantic stocks.
  • Educate UK officials and decision-makers on the emerging scientific research and benefits of an ecosystem approach, developing targeted communications products and advocacy material to influence decision makers on specific management decisions.
  • Cultivate relationships with UK stakeholders, advisors, scientists, other decision makers, fishing groups, conservation organizations, and other partner groups to advance the program's policy objectives.


Requirements Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.

  • At least eight years of applicable experience, working in environmental policy, advocacy campaigns, or fisheries management, with a track record of influencing policy or its implementation.
  • Access to a strong network of relevant contacts among relevant UK organizations, policymakers, 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 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.


Travel

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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