Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT) is a non-for profit organization based in Norway, with offices in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Taiwan and Ghana. TMT provides national fisheries authorities and international organisations with fisheries intelligence and analysis, to assist enforcement actions and broader improvements in fisheries governance.  While TMT works with governments and organisations worldwide, particular focus is on targeting illegal fishing and associated fisheries crime in and near African waters and assisting coastal African States. Our team brings to the table a wide range of relevant expertise including fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS), company and trade analysis, tech development, and international processes.


Currently recruiting for: 

Position: Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Location: Oslo

Working Hours: Full time

Reporting to: Executive Director

Background: Illegal fishing and associated crimes are contributing significantly to the depletion of fish stocks and ocean health around the world. Few countries have the expertise and resources to identify and pursue illegal fishing operations and strengthen legal frameworks and governance structures. Experience shows that targeted external collaboration and assistance can close this gap.


About TMT: TMT is an international foundation based in Norway that provides national fisheries authorities and international organisations with intelligence, analysis, and capacity building, targeting illegal fishing and improvements in ocean governance. TMT is internationally recognised for our fisheries intelligence, analytical tools, training methods, and trust-based working relationships with key actors to reduce illegal fishing and associated crimes.

The role: We are recruiting a Chief Operational Officer (COO) to lead the core functions of the organisation. You will be the engine of the organisation, supporting the core functions of the organisation that will allow our experienced and talented international team to maximise their effectiveness and impact. Drawing on your experience as leader and manager, you will develop and manage the systems and processes that will allow us to maximise our impact. The COO will be process driven, and will have proven experience in project implementation, financial management, and human resources. Experience supporting human resource management is also considered to be highly desirable. The COO will report to the Executive Director and be part of TMTs senior management team. The position will be based at our head office in Oslo, with some travel expected.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an active and collaborative working relationship with the Executive Director and senior management to ensure effective coordination of TMT activities in support of our objectives. Manage programmes and monitor programme performance. Maintain all necessary systems, procedures, and relationships to ensure TMT complies with legal requirements, and meets agreed operational standards. Implement TMT programme management tools and processes, delivery systems, policies, and procedures to ensure day-to-day operations achieve their objectives.


  • Control and manage all budgets to ensure TMT can meet objectives within agreed financial requirements. Ensure robust financial forecasting and planning. Work with the administrative team to meet accounting, project/funder financial reporting and audit needs, including project-based, monthly and annual financial reports. Contribute to fundraising efforts to support these budgets, including identification and management of new funding sources


  • Manage the TMT’s head office in Oslo, Norway, and support office operations and reporting in other locations. Support employees and related HR processes to ensure the TMT team can fulfil their potential and deliver maximum performance.


Key Requirements:

  • Experience in the job responsibilities, with relevant work and academic background.

  • Experience in leading high performing teams, with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Experience of working with programme management, and budget management / accounting tools.

  • Experience in working with Norad and other institutional donors.

  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Norwegian or other relevant languages, is an asset.


We are looking for someone who can:

  • Work independently, is dedicated, and understands the challenges of working for a small international organisation.

  • Bring energy and drive, and derive strong motivation from working for a good cause.

  • Engage with people from a range of cultures and positions.

  • Add experience and value to TMT’s team.


We can offer:

  • A senior position in an exciting and growing organization. A job where you will be part of a dedicated, dynamic, and professional team.

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience and employees in country of employment.

  • Flexible working hours.

  • 25 paid holiday days annually along with national holiday in country of employment.

  • Insurance and pension package


To Apply: Please submit questions and applications to Applications should include a cover letter and CV and be submitted by 9 January 2022.