Global Technical Advisor – Fisheries Improvement

Blue Ventures

Bristol or London

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures develops locally-led approaches to marine conservation that seek to benefit people and nature alike. By listening and responding to pressing needs, we design our models to catalyse and sustain marine conservation, unlocking the potential of coastal communities to manage their resources. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.

Summary Job Description

We are currently recruiting a specialist to provide technical leadership, coaching and mentoring across Blue Ventures’ programmes, to ensure excellence and effectiveness in our support for fisheries improvement. This position will play a key role providing technical guidance to field-based teams in the design and delivery of fisheries improvement strategies, alongside initiatives that support wider fisheries management. 

The Global Technical Advisor for Fisheries Improvement will be responsible for convening a community of practice within Blue Ventures that includes field-based project managers and technicians. This group will establish and maintain Blue Ventures’ best practice principles for fisheries improvement and value addition, informed by our experience and learning on the ground. The Global Technical Advisor will also work closely with our programme delivery and our science teams to ensure that our progress is documented, and shared to a variety of audiences.

We’re looking for someone with strong understanding and experience of value chains in the small-scale fisheries sector, willing to learn and challenge their assumptions when required. The successful candidate will have a deep and sensitive appreciation of the complex challenges facing coastal tropical fisheries; including widespread coastal poverty, an overwhelming reliance on fishing for food and income, limited data, and weak national governance. 

We are looking for a creative and discerning individual, with first rate partnership development, leadership and communications skills, and a strong technical background in small-scale fisheries management. The successful candidate will thrive in environments that are dynamic, fast-paced, collegiate and ambitious, and have a proven track record in delivering high-quality written work, and in communicating effectively and professionally with diverse audiences, ranging from fishing communities to conservationists and technical specialists. 

Blue Ventures is a fast-growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development. 

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Application Process

Applicants should apply online, using the form below, by 16 March 2020. 

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within one week of the closing date.

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