Oceana seeks to preserve and restore the bounty of the ocean as a source for wild-caught fish and preserve the marine ecosystem for our and future generations. Around the world, Oceana works to enable policies that protect ocean resources, which are important for the economy, jobs, families, and communities. Our campaigns seek to save the ocean, so that the ocean can feed the world. We are seeking a dynamic, driven Vice President to lead our policy change efforts in Brazil.
Established in 2014, Oceana Brazil is the only conservation organization working on large scale fishery management reform in the country. Our office is in Brasilia and is staffed by a team of scientists, lawyers, communicators, policy experts and advocates. We aim to help Brazil reform its fisheries policies in order to: implement science-based management plans for marine species; protect vulnerable habitats and species; and increase government transparency related to fisheries management. We carry out our work by setting clear and measurable goals; engaging in fact-based advocacy; proposing practical solutions; communicating clearly with government, the public and stakeholders; and working closely with allies.
The Vice President of Oceana’s Brazil office will lead Oceana’s on-going campaigns and help define new ones. He or she will lead our team to accomplish Oceana Brazil’s mission. Leadership includes recruiting talented staff, helping them succeed as a team, delegating with clarity, and advancing their professional development. The Vice President keeps the office focused on campaign goals and leads the team in adjusting tactics to achieve them. The Vice President serves as a compelling external spokesperson for Oceana reaching policy makers and the public.
The Brazil Vice President serves on the senior staff executive committee for Oceana internationally. Oceana has offices in 11 countries, which account for nearly one third of the world’s wild-caught fish landings.
The Brazil country director will –
For this important role, Oceana seeks a leader with creativity, ambition, and a well-honed instinct for achieving public policy decisions at the national level. He or she must be able to articulate a vision, identify strategic opportunities, and advance them through a range of tactics. The Vice President, Brazil should have the experience and good judgment to anticipate and target important issues, quickly formulate plans, and mobilize appropriate resources. Specifically, an ideal candidate will bring the following professional experience and personal characteristics: