- Job Title Fisheries Analyst
- Hiring Organization Global Fishing Watch
- Company Website https://globalfishingwatch.org/
- Remote Locations Oceania
- Job Type Remote, Full-Time
Reporting to: direct report to Program Manager, Oceania
Location: Remote working with a preference for time zones in the Pacific region.
Working Hours: Global Fishing Watch supports flexible working, so the pattern of hours may vary according to operational and personal needs. The position will be part of a global team spanning many different time zones and so the candidate must be able to accommodate regular early/late meetings to be able to work effectively. Weekend work may be required on occasion. The post holder may be required to undertake regional and international travel. No overtime is payable.
Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with experience and will vary depending on the hired candidate’s country of residence, in accordance with local laws and regulations. While we are unable to provide a compensation range here, we will be happy to discuss a range when we know the desired location of our active candidates. GFW offers pension/retirement, health and other benefits commensurate with similar level GFW employees in the country of employment. The position may be a GFW employee or consultant, depending on the country of residence.
Equal opportunities: Global Fishing Watch is an equal opportunities employer. We hire and promote qualified professionals without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that our mission is best advanced when welcoming the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures and are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees of Global Fishing Watch and our partners, vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
General Summary: Global Fishing Watch is an independent, international non-profit organization originally founded as a collaboration between the conservation organization Oceana, the environmental non-profit Skytruth and Google. We are committed to advancing ocean sustainability and stewardship by advocating for increased transparency and open data sharing and leveraging petabytes of remote sensing data and artificial intelligence to track and detect all human activity at sea.
The Position: Global Fishing Watch creates, collates and shares data to increase the transparency of human activities in the global ocean, leading to greater accountability, improved governance, reduction of ecological threats and an ocean that is healthy, productive and resilient.
The Fisheries Analyst (Oceania) is a key position within Global Programs and the hired individual will be instrumental in Program Delivery for the region. With a focus on using and combining vessel tracking data, other satellite derived datasets and big data methods and AI generated estimates related to vessel identity and activity, this position will focus on improving monitoring via effective analysis of these datasets for fisheries and marine managed areas throughout the region. Working under the supervision of the Program Manager and in collaboration with the Global Practice Unit, directly with the applied research and analysis and capacity building teams, the individual will be responsible and have the opportunity to contribute to the breadth of Program deliverables in the region. The position will also support our work to develop a forced labor risk model by analyzing data and information provided by industry and country partners.
We are looking for an experienced fisheries researcher with well-developed analytical and coding skills. The individual must be able to critically engage with complex datasets, an advanced ability to create and communicate data driven outputs for varied audiences and demonstrated an ability to effectively engage with national, regional and industry partners. The individual must have a willingness and interest to work within a multidisciplinary team in a dynamic work environment. Initially this is a two -year project period with the possibility of extension.
Conduct Analysis, Graphics, and Reporting.
- Work collaboratively with national, regional and industry partners and the analytical team to collect, analyze, and display data on commercial fishing.
- Analyze fishing and shipping vessel AIS and potentially VMS data, vessel databases, oceanographic datasets, and animal movement/species distribution data using BigQuery (SQL), R, and GIS.
- Produce summary graphics and maps.
Development and Conduct of Policy Briefings, Reports and Analysis
- In support of the Program deliverables, contribute to briefings, white papers and case studies as required.
- Research and understand national and regional fishery and marine resource management frameworks as they relate to analytic findings.
- Conduct vessel tracking analysis, and engage with national, regional and industry partners as required.
- Create reports and presentations based on analyses, and present findings and recommendations as required.
- Ensure robust, timely and accurate analysis that supports the work of Global Fishing Watch.
Support the Program Manager in engaging a wide range of stakeholders and governments to advance the mission of the organization in the region
- Assist with the development and delivery of materials for regional trainings and capacity building activities in collaboration and with support of Global Practice.
- Develop and maintain an informed awareness of topics that relate to fisheries management, safe and decent working conditions on fishing vessels, and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
- Other duties as assigned, including media interviews, public speaking & GFW training events.
- Commit to learn about new datasets and share technical knowledge across the other regional teams.
- Internally communicate feedback received from external partners to adapt and update GFW tools
- Regional travel will be required.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- At least five years of relevant professional experience working in fisheries management or marine conservation in Oceania.
- Fluent in database handling, data mining skills and programming in R and SQL (or equivalent) or a demonstrated ability to acquire these skills in a timely way.
- Strong spatial data handling skills with experience in analyzing vessel tracking data and creating maps or spatial inferences in GIS or programming languages.
- Strong ability to independently error check and troubleshoot code.
- Good interpersonal skills and an ability to remotely cultivate relationships.
- A demonstrated ability to develop and manage work independently.
- A demonstrated ability to critically evaluate data and information and identify opportunities to add value to the work of national, regional and industry partners.
Good written and oral communications skills in English and the ability to communicate complex technical and scientific information to non-technical audiences.
- Master’s degree in a relevant area or equivalent experience
- Vessel tracking and / or big data handling analytical experience.
- Experience in fisheries compliance, and monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) and/or forced labor on fishing vessels.
- Experience fishing industry engagement and sup port
- in the field of fisheries data and statistical analysis.
Note: if you do not fulfil all of the essential requirements but feel you can contribute to the team, we encourage you to apply and make your case in the cover letter.
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- Remote Job Location Oceania
- Salary Offer to be discussed
- Experience Level Senior Level
- Education Level Bachelor's Degree
- Working Hours to be arranged (full time based )
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