Fishery Assessment Manager

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an International non-profit organisation established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.Our vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life – today, tomorrow and for generations to come. Through our certification and ecolabelling program, we’re helping to create a more sustainable seafood market.

Seize this great opportunity to join a forward thinking and rapidly growing organisation and make a positive impact on global fisheries conservation.  Lend your fisheries expertise to MSC’s mission of helping transform global fisheries through its leading international certification and eco-labelling programme for well-managed and sustainable fisheries – a programme distinguished by high scientific standards, independence, transparency, stakeholder engagement and comprehensive consistency with FAO guidelines.

MSC’s Fishery Assessment Managers play essential roles in achieving the MSC mission by carefully reviewing fishery assessments conducted around the world by independent, third party evaluation teams. By this review process, the fisheries team contributes to the quality, consistency and credibility of fishery certification decisions.  Team members are also involved in managing special projects to help evaluate and improve the performance and rigour of MSC fishery certification.   The position has significant opportunities for independence and teamwork, collaboration with leading fishery scientists around the globe as part of special project involvement and scientific research associated with the development of new MSC policy.

The variety of fisheries and management challenges, along with the diversity of people involved, make these posts extremely interesting and intellectually stimulating in very unique ways.

At this time, MSC is seeking two Fishery Assessment Managers to join the Fisheries Team in London, UK. We are looking specifically for candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • stock assessment and management of fisheries in Europe and/or the North Atlantic;
  • the impacts of fisheries on benthic communities and habitats,
  • small pelagic and low-trophic level species, or
  • MSC assessments, as a team member.

If you have such experience, we want to hear from you. Your past successes include working with diverse stakeholders, demonstrating strong analysis skills and systematic problem solving, displaying sound judgement and decision-making, and advancing solutions to fisheries sustainability issues. Along with excellent written and oral communication skills, you are well-organised, highly productive, people centred and outcome focused.

Candidates are required to have significant and relevant professional experience with stock or fishery sustainability assessments, research, management or policy development.

Applications closing date:  16 August 2015

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