No. of positions : 1
About us: https://india.wcs.org/
The Marine Policy Advisor will work with the WCS-India team to ensure that marine and fisheries policies are designed and implemented in a way that promotes marine biodiversity conservation, and safeguards the rights and livelihoods of small-scale fishers. This will include working closely with the WCS-India marine team on policy related matters such as (i) stakeholders identification, (ii) stakeholder engagement on policy related issues and (iii) synergizing information between stakeholders, government and the WCS Marine Programme, to develop and advocate for relevant policy frameworks for India’s marine-scapes.
Required Qualification, Skills & Abilities:
- Strong knowledge of national and international marine and fisheries policies and legislation, and experience communicating these with stakeholders.
- Good communication skills for working in a team and forging partnerships internally and with other stakeholders. This includes the ability to engage sensitively and effectively with stakeholders of diverse cultures, value systems, perspectives and levels of education.
- Good writing skills, evidenced by a strong publication track-record
- Minimum Masters degree in marine biology, political ecology, conservation science, wildlife biology, agriculture science or allied field.
- Minimum 5 or more years’ experience working in above related field
- Work with and coordinate between the teams engaged in (1) the Marine Protected Area (MPA) network group (2) Conservation of sharks and rays group (3) Mitigating bycatch group and (4) Conservation of coral reefs, so that information from these groups are prioritised in policy interventions required in India
- Keep track of legislative and policy developments in the marine field (i.e., Niti Aayog development plans for islands, Blue Economy, Fishery policy etc.), and advocate that they are in line with WCS’s conservation and fisheries objectives at an institutional- and country-level
- Identify and consult with key marine stakeholders, including indigenous and local communities, in order to identify policy gaps, promote stakeholder feedback, and enable improved, responsive and equitable policy interventions
- Integrate global and regional marine and fisheries related policies and guidelines (e.g. Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Small Scale Fisheries) into national-level policy frameworks, and WCS-India’s work on the ground
- Recruit and direct a high performing team covering marine science, social science, community outreach, government liaison and project administration to fulfil the various project deliverables.
- Work with the WCS communications team to create content for educational material, website, blogs and other outreach activities related to marine conservation.
- Write and contribute to policy briefs/white papers on marine conservation
- Organise and facilitate workshops that involve multiple stakeholders.
- Undertake such work as may be required to ensure the delivery of a high quality marine conservation programme for WCS-India, and be responsive to donor requests and requirements.
- Mentor students/staff for WCS-India marine program to build capacity of youngsters.
- Assist in the preparation of annual work-plans, budgets and reports as required by WCS and donor partners.
Compensation: Offered as per qualifications and experience
- please send together in one file, a one page/300 word letter indicating your interest in joining this project, your latest resume, along with three reference details (name, designation, email and phone number).
- Submit your application using the position title “Marine Policy Advisor” in the subject line
- Send the above to email@example.com by 31st August 2021.
- All applications will be reviewed however only shortlisted candidates will be notified for further process.