SFP Job Announcement

Consultant (Contract)

Contract Announcement

Date:                  February 2022

Position:           Consultant

Type:                  Consultancy/Contract

Term:                 12 months

Division:           Programs

Project Need

SFP has a mission to mobilize the global seafood industry to become a force for positive change in fisheries management. SFP’s Global Fisheries Program operates globally to rebuild depleted fish stocks, reduce the environmental impacts of fisheries, and improve the well-being of fishing communities by engaging fishery stakeholders and seafood businesses in improvement efforts.

SFP implements several field-based projects under the Global Fisheries Program, in support of fisheries improvements in producing countries in the Global South. These field-based programs are key to delivering SFP’s goals under our Small-Scale Fisheries and National Policy initiatives. The first initiative aims to increase sustainability and well-being throughout small-scale fisheries worldwide by strengthening co-management. The second aims to create the enabling conditions for more sustainable fisheries management in key countries and target regions, through policy change with a mix of tools, including applied research, education, transparency platforms, and mobilization of fishery stakeholders and supply chains from producing countries.

Consultant Activities/Deliverables

Utilizing their background in fisheries and ocean conservation and management, the consultant will provide services to SFP to assist with Global Fisheries Program projects, including:

  • Provide technical inputs, including background research, literature reviews, data analyses, data syntheses, and data summaries, and contribute to technical and scientific documents and papers in support of field components of the project engaging the seafood industry to improve key fisheries through SFP’s Target 75 initiative.
  • Advise program teams regarding experts to support project implementation.
  • Support multi-disciplinary scientific projects within the scope of the project.
  • Provide inputs in project coordination, work planning, monitoring, and reporting for projects.
  • Perform other related duties as SFP might request from time to time.
Qualifications and skills
  • Advanced university degree in a fisheries-related field.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in fisheries, ocean conservation and management, or related field.
  • Fluency in oral English and Spanish. Knowledge of other languages where SFP works, such as French, Tagalog, or Indonesian will be considered an asset.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated capacity to work under minimal supervision and under tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with the advanced use of information systems for remote working.
  • Experience of working with international donors and being part of multi-stakeholder initiatives.
  • Experience in more than one area of work. Experience in fisheries in the Global South will be considered an asset.
  • Capacity to build positive relationships with fisheries stakeholders at all levels, including industry, governments, and NGOs.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to summarize complex information and data and write reports based on sound technical evidence.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

Duration/Level of Effort: This is a 12-month consulting contract.

Compensation: Competitive and based on experience; terms of pay to be based on a daily contract rate or fixed-rate basis.

To Apply: Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a CV and letter of interest to jobs@sustainablefish.org with subject line “Consultant”.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.