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Title  

Fisheries Analyst - Maritime Domain Awareness Platforms

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location   Norway
Town/City   Oslo (preferred), other Norwegian, European or African locations considered for an excellent candidate
Salary   Working Hours: Full time Contract: Two-year initial contract, with possibility for extension. 3-month probation perio
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   11/12/2020
Company Name   Trygg Mat Tracking
Contact Name  
Email   admin@tm-tracking.org
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Description  

Location: Oslo (preferred), other Norwegian, European or African locations considered for an excellent candidate


 

About us: Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT) was established in 2013 to contribute to the reduction of illegal fisheries internationally.  TMT collaborates with and provides intelligence, analysis, and capacity support to governments and international organisations, in support of fisheries enforcement actions and broader improvements in fisheries governance. We work worldwide but particular focus is on illegal fishing in African waters and supporting fisheries monitoring, controls, surveillance, and enforcement (MCSE) capacity in African coastal States. For more information please see www.tm-tracking.org.


Background: Close cooperation and capacity building with our partner countries is a cornerstone of our work. Equally important is the generation and analysis of intelligence, which can then inform MCSE planning and actions by the countries and agencies that we work with.


Both TMT and our national partners are increasingly making use of a broad suite of maritime domain awareness platforms (MDAPs) with different data inputs in the course of our work. For our coastal developing State partners in particular, new systems are becoming increasingly accessible that provide the opportunity not just for fishing vessel monitoring, but also to support operational planning and patrols, due diligence processes and case investigation. More broadly these platforms and data have application to use in fisheries management planning, and cross-agency cooperation, for example with maritime security related issues and agencies.


TMT is also currently supporting the establishment, operations and capacity building activities of the regional fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance centre (RMCSC) by the Secretariat and Member States of the Fisheries Committee of the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) in West Africa. This centre is providing VMS and AIS to national fisheries monitoring centres for several of the Member States for the first time.


The role: We are recruiting a Fisheries Analyst who is an expert in the use of and training on MDAPs. The Analyst will be responsible to a Senior Analyst and will work in close cooperation with the broader analytical team, TMT’s West Africa Coordinator and FCWC RMCSC staff. The analyst will use their knowledge and experience of the use of MDAPs in fisheries MCS, or quickly adapt their experience of using these platforms in related fields, to support the generation of intelligence reports, actively support partner MCSE operations, and provide related structured and live capacity training and support.


Main Responsibilities and Activities:

  • Support active use of MDAPs to monitor regions and vessels of interest.

  • Contribute to the development of Fisheries Intelligence Reports, including information, analysis and recommendations.

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with country partners and relevant stakeholders

  • Provide technical support to the countries, including on-the-job training and support to implement new skills, tools and knowledge.

  • Provide MCSE intelligence and operational support to active operations (patrols etc.)

  • Input on the development of TMT Fisheries Analytical tools.

  • Provide research assistance to technical reports.

  • Represent TMT at external meetings, workshops and conferences as appropriate.

  • Provide broader support to TMT’s operations.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Experience in the use of MDAPs in fisheries MCSE or a closely related field, such as maritime security (navy / coast guard. This includes not just positional data such as AIS and VMS, but also experience in use and integration of SAR, optical, VIIRS etc. imagery and other satellite information sources.

  • Ability to work in difficult environments, with a range of stakeholders.

  • While travel is currently limited due to COVID-19, it is expected that the role will eventually involve extensive travel (sometimes at very short notice) and time spent seconded within partner Fisheries Monitoring Centers and the FCWC Regional MCS Centre. 

  • Experience as a trainer.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and presentation skills. Must have the ability to engage with people from a range of cultures and positions.

  • Ability to work independently. Organised and self-motivated.

  • Technical ability to work in the English language.

 

Desirable:

  • Experience working in Africa – African candidates are actively encouraged.

  • Ability to work in a second relevant language. French is particularly desirable.

  • Experience working in an inter-agency cooperation context, particularly in the context of fisheries MCSE or related maritime sector.

  • Experience support air and sea patrols.

  • Understanding of broader maritime security / transnational organized crime domain.

 

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Work independently, is dedicated, and understands the challenges of working in developing countries.

  • Derive strong motivation from working for a good cause.

  • Add experience and value to TMT’s team.

 

We can offer:

  • A job where you will be part of a small, dedicated and professional team, working with crucial partners in regions with the highest level of illegal fishing globally.

  • A decent salary, leave and pension plan (savings based).

 

Apply: Please submit questions and applications to admin@tm-tracking.org by 11 December 2020.

 

Applications should include a cover letter and CV.


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