Fisheries Analyst

 

About OceanMind & Our Values

“Come and help us change lives and protect the Oceans”

OceanMind is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to empower enforcement and compliance to protect the world’s fisheries. Our work helps preserve marine biodiversity, protect livelihoods, and prevent slavery in the seafood industry using satellites and artificial intelligence to identify fishing activities and suspected non-compliance.

Every day, the team are contributing to work that changes people’s lives and helps protect the oceans.

Our core values underpin everything that we do at OceanMind. These are embedded in our culture and we live and breathe them every day in our work, strategy, recruitment, management, and delivery. Our core values are Integrity, Respect, Unity, Expertise and Positivity.

Overview of the role

We are seeking a fluent Spanish speaking fisheries and maritime domain analyst to join an innovative and growing organisation working to protect the marine environment. This opportunity comes at an exciting time and the role will play a pivotal part in supporting and working on a variety of projects from around the world.

You will use your knowledge of fisheries operations/management and analytical skills to support with the production of intelligence reports and risk assessments using many information sources, including tracking and remote sensing data. In addition, you will be responsible for providing patrol recommendations, case notes, as well as support for academic studies related to maritime domain awareness.

The role requires you to conduct desk-based or on the ground research to help partners identify risks and solutions related to diverse problem areas such as policy recommendations, appropriate compliance technologies and supply chain due diligence processes. It is key that you are a great communicator with the ability to engage with different people from multiple backgrounds, to understand and respond to their needs in rapidly changing organisation environment.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and document requirements to enhance fisheries compliance and increase sustainability to external stakeholders, including government agencies, academic institutions, funding partners and non-governmental organisation (NGOs)
  • Create reports and presentations based on analyses, research, and present findings and recommendations as needed in matters of maritime, fisheries law and governance
  • Work closely to develop and maintain working relationships with decision makers, government officials, national and international institutions, as well as relevant industry groups and NGOs in the field to enhance delivery of analytic tools, information, data and other services
  • Provide support in daily monitoring and analysis of selected global maritime areas and fleets of interest to detect and document suspicious activities
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and conduct analysis of data sources, methods, or tools that build the team’s ability to enhance fisheries and maritime compliance and assist in the enhancement of technology requirements
  • Advise government and seafood buyers on tools and methods to enhance fisheries compliance and on specific cases and recommend follow-up actions
  • Assist and support with project initiatives and business development activities as and when required
  • Other duties as assigned, including public speaking and attendance at external workshops and meetings
  • Moderate domestic and international travel may be required with the possibility of participating in fieldwork when COVID-19 and safety restrictions permit

Essential Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in Spanish and English with the ability to communicate complex technical and scientific information to non-technical audiences
  • Strong analytical skills, specifically the ability to synthesise large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the key issue/problem, determine whether it is appropriate for intervention and identify the means to address it
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to remotely cultivate and follow up relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy
  • Knowledge of commercial fishing fleets, fisheries and gear types
  • Solid planning and organisational skills and the ability to always look ahead, highlight issues and risks, as well as providing solutions, whilst managing deadlines

Desirable Requirements

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience (marine policy, fisheries enforcement or other related fields)
  • Experience with fisheries intelligence and monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS), fisheries management or related experience
  • Experience with fisheries data analysis and remote sensing
  • Experience with exploring and using different software tools for databases, statistics, GIS, or intelligence analysis
  • Demonstrable understanding of industrial fishing operations, supply chains, common fishery management tools, and compliance issues in the fisheries sector and the ability to evaluate specific fisheries or regions

What you get in return

  • 28 days holiday plus public holidays (pro-rata if part time) and 2 days paid leave for voluntary projects
  • Flexible working options (around core time periods)
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
  • Following a three-month period of employment, OceanMind will contribute a sum equal to 6% of your salary to a pension if you contribute at least 3% of your salary to the pension scheme
  • Private Healthcare, Life Insurance and Income Protection
  • Access to learning and development including opportunities to feed your curiosity to increase your understanding and professional development

How to apply

  • Covering letter which should set out why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.
  • CV
  • Please send your covering letter and CV to join@oceanmind.global

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive. As part of your application, we may request that you complete a video interview that will form part of your application with the HR Team where a full job description and in person specification will be provided.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Other Additional Information

  • Applicants must be eligible and have the required evidence to support their proof of right to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK
  • Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity
  • OceanMind are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact us