Position: Global Tuna Leader, Oceans Practice
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 31/08/2021 (day/month/year)
Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth?Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.All around the world, people are waking up to the deepening crisis of nature loss. A growing realization that nature is our life-support system. And that nobody will be spared from the impacts of its loss. Here at WWF, we are helping to tackle this enormous global challenge.
Our people come from hugely diverse backgrounds and with a variety of expertise, ranging from HR and finance to advocacy and conservation science. We welcome applications from anyone who believes they can help us create a better future for people and wildlife.
What we do
We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.
WWF's Global Conservation work is organized around nine communities of practice, that include Oceans, Food and Markets. These practice communities are built on the contributions of the individual WWF offices and are supported by a small core team, and include a number of areas of collective work. This position is key role in the Oceans practice and will also work closely with teams in the food and markets practice. He/She will contribute to a number of areas of collective work, will be responsible for setting and delivering impact against global goals, and may play a coordinating role in one of more of the areas of collective work involving fisheries. One of the focus areas of the Ocean Practice is the management and conservation of tuna stocks across the world.
The WWF Global Tuna Strategy is part of WWF´s Oceans Practice striving to protect and restore tuna stocks globally through making large-scale commercial fishing around the world sustainable and to enable fair and sustainable use by artisanal coastal fisheries. WWF’S global tuna strategy aims to bring the exploitation of tuna for food and as a source of revenue by industrial and artisanal fisheries into balance with their fundamental role in ecosystem maintenance. WWF’s approach is focused on ensuring that all tuna stocks are rebuilt by 2040 to optimal biomass levels, defined as a spawning stock biomass of at least 40%, and bycatch of endangered, threatened and protected species is eliminated. This approach is intended to generate a new fisheries paradigm that ensures healthy and productive oceans are recovered and providing protein to meet the global seafood needs which include food-security for fish-protein depending coastal communities. Part of this new approach is ensuring environmental and social safeguards are in place, such that human rights are respected on the water as they are on land.
Specifically, WWF’s long-term objectives on tuna include:
The Strategy also addresses key challenges in the tuna market, from chain of custody to transparency and traceability, the development of FIPs (Fishery Improvements Projects) and certification.
WWF is looking for a Global Tuna Leader to coordinate WWFs efforts on tuna management across the world, lead on strategy development and implementation and ensure consistency across a diversity of approaches (i.e. fisheries management, RFMO engagement, certification).
The position is responsible for maintaining momentum on priority areas of work on Tuna for the WWF network, whilst also evolving the work on tuna to ensure it is embedded with the Ocean Strategy and integrated into the Ocean practice.
Main duties and responsibilities:
Lead, manage and coordinate WWF’s engagement and strategy on tuna conservation, management supply and trade at global and regional level.
Provide leadership and tactics on:
Required Skills and Competencies:
Reports to hosting office with a technical (dotted) reporting line to the Oceans Practice Leader.
Liaise closely with Ocean Practice and Market Practice Core Teams and other relevant WWF teams (i.e. seafood, partnerships committee, etc).
DURATION OF THE CONTRACT: 2 years with possibility to be renewed.
Deadline for application: August 31st 2021.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
Please send your updated CV and Cover Letter to Giuseppe Di Carlo at email@example.com .
Contact person: Giuseppe Di Carlo
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Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2021-08-31
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