Deadline: 01 Dec 2023

Published: 14 Nov 2023

Global Fishing Watch is an international, non-profit organisation committed to advancing ocean governance through increased transparency.

The Fisheries Analyst will play a key role in ensuring Global Fishing Watch delivers on its impact driven goals to better enforce and protect the rights of small scale fishers. The new hire will join the Global Practice Unit within the Program team, as part of the Applied Research function. They will provide the technical support to the small scale fisheries elements of the Program team work.

The Applied Research team is structured with both a regional (Latin America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Europe) and thematic focus (transparency, fisheries, biodiversity, small scale fisheries) providing the opportunity for team members to develop deep regional expertise, while at the same time collaborating across regions as a thematic expert.

The Fisheries Analyst/Africa and Small Scale Fisheries will report to the Head of Applied Research and work closely with the Africa regional team to provide broad applied research support to the region. This will include identifying and executing applied research interests of core and multiplier countries in the region. Thematically, the role will also have a priority focus on enabling improved creation, co-management and enforcement of areas designated to small-scale fishers, such as inshore exclusion zones and preferential access areas.

Additionally the fisheries analyst will take a leading role in writing technical content and sharing their practical expertise with the broader team to ensure that research outputs are of high quality and contextualised by local and regional knowledge and expertise.


Qualified candidates will have significant experience in small-scale fisheries, which may include experience developing and implementing co-management and community based management structures, participatory mapping, or fisheries monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement, as well as an interest in applying new technologies in these areas of work.

The role will require strong technical skills ensuring for example that community networks discussing small-scale fishers rights, tenure and access to designated resources do so with the support of the best possible data and technical analysis. This role requires exceptional communication skills, the ability to adapt to work effectively across multiple work cultures and the ability to create high quality outputs.

Hiring Process:

A cover letter along with a CV is requested.