Trygg Mat Tracking Foundation Job Vacancy: Fisheries Field Analyst - London, England

Fisheries Field Analyst

Location: London, UK with extensive travel

Responsible to: Chief Analyst

Working Hours: Full time

Contract: One year initial contract, with strong possibility for extension subject to funding. 3 month probation period, 6 week notice.

About us: Trygg Mat Tracking Foundation (TMT) was established in 2013 to contribute to the reduction of illegal fisheries internationally. TMT collaborates with and provides intelligence and analytical capacity to governments and international organisations, in support of fisheries enforcement actions and broader improvements in fisheries governance. We work with governments and organisations worldwide but particular focus is on illegal fishing in African waters and supporting monitoring, controls and surveillance (MCS) capacity in African coastal States. Cooperation is both bilaterally, and through two regional initiatives, FISH-i Africa (involving eight countries in East Africa) and the West Africa Task Force (involving six countries in West Africa).

The Role: Close cooperation and capacity building with our partner countries is a cornerstone of our work. Equally important is the generation and analysis of intelligence gathered from the field, which can then inform MCS actions. We are recruiting a Field Analyst who will actively support our West African partner countries to achieve these objectives.

The Analyst will be responsible to the Chief Analyst and will work in close cooperation with the broader analytical team and particularly the West Africa Field Coordinator. The analyst will use their knowledge and experience of fisheries MCS and the region to support the generation of intelligence reports, actively support MCS operations and capacity building, and develop the workshops, meetings and personnel exchanges that form the basis of West Africa activities.

Main Responsibilities and Activities:
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with country partners and stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development of Intelligence Reports, including information, analysis and recommendations.
  • Provide technical support to the countries, including on-the-job training and support to implement new skills, tools and knowledge. Provide MCS operational support as identified.
  • Work in cooperation with the West Africa Field Coordinator to: 
    • Engage and support country partners across multiple agencies 
    • Develop West Africa Task Force training workshops and Task Force meetings
  • Input on the development of TMT Fisheries Analytical tools
  • Contribute to funding development for TMT operations
  • Represent TMT at external meetings, workshops and conferences as appropriate 
Key Requirements: 
  • Experience in fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance and/or police investigation and/or port controls
  • Fluent in both French and English oral and preferably written skills. Ability to work technically in both languages is a must.
  • Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent years of experience in a field relevant to this role.
  • Experience working in Africa, with experience in Francophone West Africa a bonus.
  • Ability to work in difficult environments, with a range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and presentation skills. Must have the ability to engage with people from a range of cultures and positions.
  • Ability to travel extensively, sometimes at very short notice.
  • Ability to work independently. Organised and self-motivated. 
  • Experience as a trainer
  • Knowledge of other relevant languages, eg. Spanish, Chinese, Russian
  • Experience working with high level of Government engagement
  • Experience working in an inter-agency cooperation context
  • Experienced photographer and/or film
  • Experience with a range of surveillance tools
  • Understanding of broader maritime security / transnational organized crime domain
  • We are looking for someone who can:
  • Work independently, is dedicated, and understands the challenges of working in developing countries
  • Derive strong motivation from working for a good cause
  • Add experience and value to TMT’s analytical team
We can offer:
  • A job where you will be part of a small, dedicated and professional team, working with crucial partners in regions with the highest level of illegal fishing globally
  • A decent salary and pension plan (savings based)
  • Other benefits are negotiable 
Please submit questions and applications to . Applications should include a cover letter and CV.

Closing Date: 26 August 2016