Head of NGO Engagement
Marine Stewardship Council
Are you passionate about oceans teeming with life, and interested in working with globally leading experts on the implementation of the world’s leading market-based approach to drive fisheries sustainability?
Do you enjoy engaging and bringing together NGO stakeholders to help deliver impactful collaborations and solutions to help end overfishing worldwide? If so, this could be the opportunity for you.
The MSC has been one of the leading NGOs in the sustainable seafood movement from the outset in the mid-1990’s until today. Since then the MSC, together with many other NGOs, has successfully driven a broader awareness amongst commercial actors such as fishing, processing and trading companies, as well as in fisheries management agencies and the wider stakeholder arena. Thousands of improvements have been made by fisheries in the MSC program that use the MSC Standards to measure performance and to – where needed – close performance gaps to become or maintain compliance with our leading global standard and assurance system.
In the role of Head of NGO Engagement, you will lead MSCs engagement work with our peers in the NGO community. You’re embedded in the MSC global outreach function, where you work with experienced senior colleagues responsible for market and fisheries sector engagement. This team helps to shape MSCs policy development direction, and oversees and supports program implementation by regional teams.
We are looking for:
- an experienced person, preferably someone who knows the sustainable seafood movement and who understands the role of global standards and credible 3rd party assurance
- someone with excellent communication skills and able to demonstrate these in meetings and at conferences
- excellent stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills as well as proven leadership ability and strong project management experience
- someone with experience of engaging with NGOs or having worked for an NGO in a relevant subject matter area.
This is an exciting role and an opportunity to shape how the MSC engages with key stakeholders and develops new relationships. The successful candidate will also help identify the most effective ways to build understanding of our program and enhance our understanding of stakeholder priorities. There is tremendous opportunity to make an enormous contribution to our mission, working to navigate a complex international multi-stakeholder environment.
Further details about required qualifications and skills are included in the job description.
Application closing date : 25 September 2023, 09:00 (BST)
We’re an international organisation and our employees all demonstrate a level of cultural awareness, and value the diverse views and approaches relevant to the MSC program.
The MSC is committed to flexible working. The successful candidate will need to work from the London office for a minimum of 50% of their working time each month The remaining time can be worked from home.