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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. Please see opportunities to work with us below - click on opportunities to drop down to the descriptions.

Position: Fisheries Analyst 

Location: Taipei or London, consideration for other locations given to highly qualified candidates

Working Hours: Full time

Background: Close cooperation and capacity building with our partner countries is a cornerstone of our work. Equally important is the generation and analysis of intelligence, which can then inform fisheries enforcement planning and actions by the countries and agencies that we work with. 

Chinese and Taiwanese based fishing vessels and companies are operating throughout global fisheries, including in African and adjacent waters. The catch from these operations goes into local and international markets, and responsibility for the legality of their operations is complex, involving several State actors. Our country partners have identified a better understanding of these operations and improved cooperation with the flag, port, market and beneficial owner States, companies and crews involved as a priority for our technical support to them.

TMT is partnering with the Global Fishing Watch (GFW) Analysis Cell which provides open-source analysis, training and data products to fisheries managers in governments and intergovernmental institutions, to provide technical support on the monitoring and control of flagged out vessels. GFW and TMT will combine open data and analysis with fisheries intelligence capacity to better understand Asian distant water fishing operations, towards strengthening monitoring, control, and surveillance. Both organisations are recruiting complementary personnel to support this work, with the GFW recruitment focussed on a data analyst and the TMT recruitment on a fisheries domain analyst.

 

The role: We're recruiting for a Fisheries Analyst with relevant experience, language capacity and preferably a demonstrated understanding of Chinese and Taiwanese distant water fisheries operations. The analyst will work to identify and collect relevant information and deliver analysis in support of TMT's partner countries and programmes. This will include the generation of intelligence reports, communicate findings to country partners and actively support their fisheries control operations, and provide related capacity training and support.

Main Responsibilities and Activities: 

  • Contribute to the development of Fisheries Intelligence Reports and presentations, including information, analysis and recommendations, using TMT and partner tools and intelligence sources (TMT’s analytical system, GFW platforms, other maritime domain awareness platforms etc.).

  • Work with the Asia Coordinator to develop and maintain strong working relationships with Government and organisational partners and stakeholders in the East Asia region.

  • Contribute to the process of expanding TMT’s vessel database and archive of vessel information, Primary focus will be on the further identification, sourcing and integration of unstructured Chinese and Taiwanese language sources, including photos, film, news media, company sources, etc.

  • Develop and maintain a network of intelligence sources and contractors in the region, for the purpose of information gathering, research and analysis.

  • Support development and delivery of workshops, trainings, briefings and other capacity building tools, according to needs identified. 

  • Provide technical support to the countries, including on-the-job training and support to implement new skills, tools and knowledge. 

  • Provide research assistance to technical reports.

  • Represent TMT at external meetings, workshops and conferences as appropriate.

  • Provide broader support to TMT’s operations.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Experience in fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance and/or fisheries industry research and investigations

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of Asian distant-water fishing fleets, particularly the Chinese and Taiwanese fleets

  • Fluent in both Mandarin and English oral and written skills. Ability to work technically in both languages is a must. 

  • Relevant academic degree; or equivalent years of experience in a field relevant to this role.

  • 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.

  • Organised and self-motivated. Ability to work effectively independently and under pressure, in both desk-based and field operational roles.

  • While travel is currently limited due to COVID-19, it is expected that the role will eventually involve some travel (sometimes at very short notice)

 

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of other relevant languages, e.g. Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa, Thai 

  • Experience as a trainer

  • Experience of engagement with / working with technical government personnel

  • Experience working within or with Government fisheries related agencies

  • Experience with management, input and building of databases and archives

  • Experienced photographer and/or film

  • Understanding of broader maritime security / transnational organized crime domain

  • Experience working in Africa

 

We are looking for someone who can:

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

  • Derive strong motivation from working for a good cause.

  • Add experience and value to TMT’s team.

 

We can offer:

  • A job where you will be part of a small, dedicated, dynamic and professional team, working with crucial partners in regions with the highest level of illegal fishing globally.

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

  • Flexible working hours. TMT and partners work across different times zones so out of normal office hours and weekend work will sometimes be required.

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

  • Insurance and pension package

 

Contract Duration: 1 year initial contract with potential for extension

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Responsible to: Senior Analyst 

 

To Apply: Please submit questions and applications to admin@tm-tracking.org by 17 May 2021. Applications should include a cover letter and CV.