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Seafood Policy Officer

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location   Belgium
Town/City   WWF European Policy Office in Brussels
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   01/07/2018
Company Name   WWF
Contact Name   HR
Email   recruitments@wwf.eu
Website   Further Details / Applications
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We are looking for a Seafood Policy Officer who will be responsible for delivering seafood policy on behalf of WWF EU for the Fish Forward project. S/he will report to the Head of European Marine Policy and collaborate with the Fish Forward Project Team and the WWF EU Ocean Policy Team.

Location: WWF European Policy Office in Brussels

Main responsibilities:

  • S/he acts as the Brussels-based policy lead for WWF’s Fish Forward project, designing and leading the coordinated delivery of the EU-wide policy work on sustainable seafood, in close coordination with WWF Austria 
  • S/he plays a key role representing WWF on the Market Advisory Council and coordinates strategic WWF network engagement on seafood across the different ACs.
  • S/he acts as Brussels-based liaison officer with the EU seafood associations, promoting positive dialogues and alignment, wherever possible, of policy and market advocacy priorities
  • Provides best practice sustainable seafood sourcing and traceability expertise to the WWF European network, linking to WWF’s work on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing work

What you need:

Required Qualifications 

  • Degree or advanced technical qualifications relevant to the field of fisheries management, seafood supply chain management, fisheries monitoring, control, and surveillance, and/or trade in fish products.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in sustainable seafood sourcing practices, seafood supply chain management, seafood traceability, fisheries policy and/or fisheries management.
  • Ability to interact with high level government and seafood industry professionals
  • Knowledge of European institutions, lobby and advocacy experience

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to interpret and analyse scientific and technical documents and data and apply it to WWF’s work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and an ability to communicate complicated messages authoritatively and clearly to different audiences including through written materials, one-to-one meetings and presentations. Other languages would be an advantage.
  • Strong networking and team building skills appropriate for a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Proven ability to act as organizational spokesperson and interact effectively with government representatives; significant experience interacting with seafood and fishing industry.
  • Experience of working on, and understanding the complexities of EU legislation
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: “Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging”

Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.

How to apply?

Email a cover letter and CV to recruitments@wwf.eu

Deadline for applications: 01 July 2018
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

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