Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Responsible to: Senior Fisheries Analyst, OceanMind
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term, subject to finding arrangements
Holiday: 28 days per annum, plus statutory holidays (pro rated)
Equal Opportunities: The Satellite Application Catapult strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process will be expected.
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The monitoring, control, and surveillance (MCS) advisor/fisheries analyst will work in OceanMind, the Catapult’s Ocean Sustainability Business Unit. Its aim is to provide information and services to governments and industry players who are interested in understanding fishing activities in their waters or supply chains in more detail to enhance fisheries compliance. More information is available here.
The advisor will be responsible to the senior analyst but based within the Royal Thai Government’s Department of Fisheries in Bangkok, Thailand. On a daily basis, the analyst will work with senior government officials from a range of departments with a focus on improving the fisheries monitoring, control, and surveillance capabilities of the Royal Thai Government (RTG). This will take the form of direct training to staff on monitoring and analysis of fishing activities, developing and reviewing of policies, assistance on cases and case management with the DOF’s Fisheries Monitoring Center, and providing regular briefings and recommendations to senior political levels within the Royal Thai Government.
The advisor will also support outreach and coordination with the seafood sector in Thailand, mainly through coordination with members of the Seafood Task Force, to solicit feedback on proposed government regulation and to help industry develop a “culture of compliance” that supports the fisheries management objectives of the RTG.
The ideal candidate has international experience, high technical proficiency in the field of fisheries MCS, and significant political acumen and confidence to deal with a wide variety of stakeholders. The ability to communicate quickly, clearly, and confidently in spoken and written form is critical to success. The advisor will also help coordinate a variety of projects with the RTG and Seafood Task Force members with the support of other OceanMind staff that may be based in Bangkok as well to implement a variety of analysis and technical support projects related to fisheries MCS.
Accommodation in Bangkok will be provided.
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