The Illegal Fishing and Transparency Fellow will assist Oceana’s efforts to reduce illegal fishing activities and increase fishing vessel transparency. The successful candidate will use Global Fishing Watch (GFW) — a transparency platform that allows users to visualize and analyze global commercial fishing activity— to help support Oceana’s domestic and international campaigns and promote the development and enforcement of sustainable fishing policies.
The Fellow will be responsible for successful achievement of goals in agreed upon timelines. He/she will work with Oceana staff from all departments and offices, Global Fishing Watch staff, 3rd party researchers and other partners and users to use GFW to generate impact products and to make positive changes in fishing policy that will help to bring back abundance in the world’s fisheries. This work will involve interaction with engineers, analysts, data scientists, academics/researchers, policy advocacy, and stakeholders including Oceana offices, NGOs, fishers, government agencies and citizens around the world.
Strong analytical capabilities, database experience, creativity, collaboration and communications skills, and some experience in fisheries management and commercial fishing policies are essential to the success of this position. The Illegal Fishing and Transparency Fellow will report to the Campaign Manager for Illegal Fishing and Transparency and work closely with Oceana’s Illegal Fishing and Transparency Analyst.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Education and work experience:
Experience completing projects under tight deadlines and effectively managing a demanding work load, multi-tasking and taking on new projects.
Skills and knowledge:
To Apply: Please attach a copy of your cover letter to your resume.
Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.