La Paz, México
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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Fisheries Analyst provides support to priority fisheries projects and serves as a technical resource on sustainable fisheries for The Nature Conservancy’s fisheries work in the Gulf of California and Mexico’s Northern Pacific (GoC) region. S/he will manage projects and provide technical and scientific support for elements of TNC’s Mexico Fisheries Strategy. The Fisheries Analyst will be a position within Mexico Oceans Team and will report to the Oceans Program Director. The base location for the position will be in La Paz, Mexico.
The Fisheries Analyst provides technical leadership and support to The Nature Conservancy’s fisheries work in the Gulf of California and Mexico’s Northern Pacific (GoC) region. S/he supports the Oceans Director and the Fisheries Lead by developing, coordinating, implementing and supporting priority projects in the GoC region and serving as a technical resource on sustainable fisheries. The position will apply a diversified knowledge of fisheries-related scientific principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments, from research, analysis and writing, to strategy development, project coordination and management support, and engagement with key stakeholders particularly government, NGO conservation partners, scientific community, and private sector (fishing cooperatives, seafood companies, etc.). The Fisheries Analyst coordinates community support of The Nature Conservancy’s fisheries work in the GoC, ensures the implementation of site-based projects, coordinates with several team members, sets deadlines and manages completion.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
- Provides project management support and carry out desk-based research and analyses.
- Provides team support, technical information, and advise on fisheries work in the GoC region.
- Supports development, implementation and adaptation of the Mexico Fisheries Strategy.
- Ensures timely implementation of site-based projects.
- Builds strategic partnerships with internal and external scientists, fisheries government agencies (INAPESCA, CONAPESCA), fishing cooperatives, seafood industry, and NGO conservation partners to enhance implementation of TNC’s fisheries work in the GoC region.
- Coordinates with TNC colleagues across the organization and helps draw on relevant expertise and support.
- Supports the Oceans Lead with fundraising efforts, including writing and editing proposals, reports, and fundraising materials, as well as with fundraising trips and events, in order to ensure that the programs fundraising targets are met.
- Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors and assisting with budget development.
- Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
- Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment according to their role.
- May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
- Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in fisheries related work, natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience in similar positions
- Knowledge of fisheries management and fisheries policy in Mexico.
- Demonstrated experience in partnership development (i.e., fishing cooperatives, seafood industry, and fisheries government agencies).
- Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
- Fluency in Spanish and English (written and oral).
- Experience and high skills in using common work and software applications (Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.)
- Must have valid driver’s license.
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