Location: Either in one of our global offices (UK (Bristol or London), Madagascar, Belize, Timor-Leste), or home-based within countries where Blue Ventures has administrative capacity (Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal)
Closing date for applications: 12th October
Start date: ASAP
Contract duration: Permanent, full-time
Remuneration: Salary will be paid as per national salary bands at Senior Manager level (circa £45k for the UK, or equivalent local salary band for other locations) and 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 looking for a Senior Campaigns Advisor to join our growing advocacy team to develop and deliver campaigns globally and nationally.
In this new role, you’ll be at the forefront of Blue Ventures’ advocacy work on industrial destructive fishing, marine tenure rights and blue carbon. You’ll be working with members of the Blue Ventures-led Transform Bottom Trawling Coalition, small-scale fishers (SSF) groups and civil society organisations, to design, coordinate and implement campaigns, helping build a concerted global movement for small-scale fishers. You’ll also be developing impactful campaigns that positively impact the livelihoods and well-being of coastal communities.
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, with a proven ability to engage with a wide range of audiences, and to communicate complex ideas in a way that is highly engaging and influential. A creative thinker and fast learner, you’ll be comfortable with complex projects and will demonstrate a track record of working in an organised, consultative and inclusive way.
You will have experience designing and leading global campaigns as well as supporting national campaigns combined with knowledge of human rights, tenure rights, transparency, small-scale fisheries and marine conservation. Ideally, you will have direct experience in either community-based conservation or human rights work.
The Senior Campaigns Advisor is a full-time role reporting to the Head of Advocacy and coordinating with multiple teams within BV. There will be occasional travel to attend global events, and to work with partners, field teams and communities.
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