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Project Manager | Traceability, IUU and Human Rights

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name FishWise
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Directory Entry : Our mission is to sustain ocean ecosystems and the people who depend on them by transforming global seafood supply chains.
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Project Manager | Traceability, IUU and Human Rights

The Project Manager will be responsible for research, development, and execution of work plans on traceability (with some additional focus on illegal fishing and human rights), under the direction of the Project Director. Work plan goals are threefold: 1) to create tools and recommendations that help the seafood industry improve traceability and eliminate products that are harvested illegally, or associated with human rights abuses, from their supply chains; 2) to facilitate discussions between key players to find novel solutions to traceability, IUU, and human rights challenges; and 3) to communicate progress and updates to a core group of NGOs, industry, and other stakeholders. The Project Manager will achieve these goals by building strong relationships with the seafood industry, government, academia, and NGOs.

Reporting: This position reports to the Traceability and IUU Project Director.

• Assist in the communication of progress and next steps on FishWise traceability, illegal fishing, and human rights work plans to a variety of audiences and collaborators via email, conference calls, and webinars. 
• Manage traceability improvements, tracking, and reporting for FishWise partners (including drafting and updating work plans, analyzing data, and writing summaries for partner reporting). 
• Research and draft white papers, toolkits, and other analyses, on traceability, illegal fishing, and human rights for the seafood industry. 
• Organize logistics for conference calls, webinars, and in-person meetings; record and distribute minutes. 
• Summarize new developments and plans in briefing documents for internal and external use (e.g. newsletters, blogs, etc.). 
• Assist in budget tracking and accounting against grants. 
• Review technical documents (legislation, media stories, and reports) on traceability, illegal fishing, and human rights and summarize for target audiences. 
• Become an expert over time on traceability, illegal fishing and human rights legislation, challenges, and current approaches. 
• Research fisheries and supply chains with traceability, illegal fishing, and human rights challenges; draft case studies and suggest ways to address the challenges. 
• Attend events for FishWise (conferences, topic meetings, etc.). 
• Conduct in-person meetings with industry stakeholders, as needed.

• Dedication and passion for the stewardship of the oceans. 
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Masters degree strongly preferred.• Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience. 
• Basic understanding and desire to learn more about seafood sustainability criteria and relevant stakeholders e.g. supply chain businesses, NGOs, and government agencies. 
• Excellent Mac-computer skills including Microsoft Office & Adobe Suite. 
• Excellent professional writing and editing skills & communication skills. 
• Ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple simultaneous projects. 
• Experience working in a collaborative office or professional environment. 
• Self-starter, motivated, and able to work with limited oversight. 
• Experience event planning, organizing conference calls, and planning travel preferred. 
• Familiarity with seafood traceability, illegal fishing, and human rights issues in seafood supply chains preferred.

Hours and Benefits
• This is a full-time position based in the FishWise office in Santa Cruz, CA. 
• Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. 
• Full medical, dental, vision, life, 401K, and vacation and sick leave accrual. 
• Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM 
• Evening and weekend work will sometimes be required. 
• Occasional business travel and personal transportation is required. 

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