Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) Support Officer

EcoWB creates and manages environment/social benefit projects around the world that serve at risk communities with sustainable and ecologically friendly approaches. To allow us to expand capacity we are recruiting and training a FIP Project Support Officer to volunteer time on a monthly basis to help manage and support EcoWB’s active and developing Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs). The FIP Project Support Officer will work remotely from their current location.

The FIP Project Support Officer will work directly with EcoWB project managers to assist project team members in making our projects a success. They will provide assistance by maintaining updated project data and information, helping keep project on task and schedule, representing the project to EcoWB’s Board of Directors and partner organizations, assessing and reviewing project activities, and preparing project report.

The FIP Project Support Officer must be flexible and able to work with people based all over the world, with different backgrounds and perspectives. They must be able to communicate clearly and listen to project volunteers and staff, understanding their interests, needs, roles, and limitations.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn and understand the assigned project in all of its aspects, current and past
  • Create portfolio of project members and participants
  • Organize project documents in a way that meets Fisheries Progress requirements for activity documentation
  • Establish tangible steps and methods for transparent project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and documentation
  • Updated Workplan with strategies to address FIP challenges
  • Assist with project logistical needs such as personnel management, and coordination of meetings
  • Prepare a Project Annual progress report, including milestones, goals, and steps made to reaching those goals
  • Clarify objectives and evaluate feasibility of these objectives with partners
  • Help craft the documentation necessary to present the project to funders and the public
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Assist the Project Manager in identifying future financial, logistic, and personnel needs
  • Communicate volunteer personnel needs to EcoWB’s Volunteer Coordinator
  • Address risks and concerns and set strategies for mitigating those risks

Qualifications

  • Proven experience with project management, office management, or related work experience
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction
  • Clear and precise writing abilities
  • Strong organizational skills and vision
  • Ability to write and speak Spanish is helpful, but not required
  • Scientific literacy, professional work experiences or academic studies in fisheries science and/or fisheries management

To apply, please send a statement of interest and a current resume or CV to EcoWB’s Volunteer Coordinator, Danielle Reich, at danielle.reich@ecowb.org.

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