Fisheries Policy Officer | WWF

Fisheries Policy Officer

We are looking for a Fisheries Policy Officer, who will be responsible for supporting WWF’s European Marine Strategy in implementing the Common Fisheries Policy. S/he will also play a key role representing WWF on the North Sea Advisory Council and coordinate strategic WWF network engagement across the different Advisory Councils.

Location: WWF European Policy Office, Brussels
Main responsibilities:
This position will play a key role in delivering WWF’s European fisheries governance work, with an emphasis on policy. S/he acts as a Brussels-based policy advocate vis-à-vis relevant European Union (EU) and European Commission (EC) institutions, and helps represent WWF before external audiences and within WWF’s network.  S/he helps coordinate the related activities of WWF offices in EU member states, and provides a vital liaison with WWF activities promoting sustainable fisheries management. 
Required Qualifications:
  • Degree or advanced technical qualifications relevant to the field of fisheries governance, fisheries monitoring, control, and surveillance, and/or trade in fish products.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience fisheries policy and/or fisheries management.

Required Skills and Competencies:
  • An ability to interpret and analyse scientific, technical and economic fisheries data and apply it to WWF’s work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and an ability to communicate complicated messages authoritatively and clearly to different audiences including through written materials, one-to-one meetings and presentations, other languages (especially French and/or Dutch/German) would be an advantage
  • Strong networking and team building skills appropriate for a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Proven ability to act as organisational spokesperson and interact effectively with government representatives; significant experience interacting with fishing industry would be a strong advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the WWF network and its programme of work.
  • Experience of working on, and understanding the complexities of EU legislation.
  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: “Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging”.
Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.

How to apply?

Email a cover letter and CV to

Deadline for applications: 19th November 2017

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.
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Fisheries Policy Officer