Location: London or Bristol, UK
Closing date for applications: 6th December 2021
Contract status: National
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract duration: Permanent, full time
Remuneration: Circa £42,000 gross per year, based on experience
We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities
Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organization that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries, restore ocean life and build lasting pathways to prosperity. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organizations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe.
Summary job description
We are seeking a Data Systems Manager to drive Blue Ventures’ 5-years data strategy, aimed at guiding and improving evidence-based decision-making in marine conservation and fisheries management.
Our field teams and the partners and coastal communities that we support gather a wide range of quantitative, qualitative and spatial data. These data empower communities with information to guide decision-making in locally-led marine conservation and fisheries management, while also enabling us to monitor our impact at local and global scales.
We manage datasets that include information on ecosystem health, fisheries catches, income from fishing and other livelihoods, measures of poverty, human health and wellbeing, and perceptions of marine conservation. Trained colleagues and community members to collect these data using a range of methodologies.
We collect data using Kobo Toolbox, Airtable and other native mobile apps. We manage our data pipelines with Matillion ETL and store data in a Snowflake data warehouse. We use Tableau Server as a visualization hub and perform statistical analysis using R and Python.
In this highly rewarding role, you will be responsible for leading the organisation through its journey to data maturity, actively driving the data strategy, designing and scaling a modern data architecture, and leading a team of data professionals. Data systems will be developed with the future in mind as we seek to scale up our impact, improve transparency in the conservation sector and support communities to overcome data deficiencies and engage in marine conservation throughout the coastal tropics.
The role reports to the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), as part of the Evidence and Learning function. It is a full-time role involving overseas travel to work with field-based teams and partners (Covid regulations permitting).