Senior Analyst - Oceana

Senior Analyst

Do you want to make a difference to lives around the world through your unique skills and experience? Join our dedicated team of professionals working to protect our oceans, which play a critical role in reducing the impacts of climate change, feeding a growing global population, and supporting the livelihoods of fishers, their families, and their communities.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals in fisheries management and fish abundance, industry and government transparency, marine plastic pollution, climate and energy, threatened and endangered marine species, and habitat protection. We have campaigns in Belize, Brazil, Chile, Canada, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, the United Kingdom and the 27 countries in the European Union.

As Senior Analyst, you will be primarily responsible for leading the development and dissemination of investigations, academic research, and related outreach products for Oceana’s Transparent Oceans Initiative (TOI). TOI’s mandate is to catalyze policy reform by exposing the scale, activities, and impact of distant-water fishing fleets. Through this initiative you will be part of telling the real story of overfishing, food insecurity, human rights abuses, illegality, and ecosystem damage caused by poorly regulated industrial fleets roaming the world’s oceans. Results will include protecting the ocean, improving the rule of law, and increasing equity by taking away the social license of distant-water fishing fleets to operate with impunity. In this role you will engage key Oceana country offices and departments, global experts and academics, government officials, journalists, and international NGO partners and collaborators.

Ideally, you bring experience in overseeing and conducting technical analysis of marine policy issues, campaign-based advocacy, partnership-building with external organizations, grants and contract management, strategic communications, and project management. Strong candidates will have real-world experience in international fisheries and/or marine conservation policy in such fora as RFMOs, CITES, UN/FAO or similar. Preferably, you hold a Master’s degree in oceans and fisheries, international studies, marine science, environmental policy or a related field plus at least eight years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.

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