Manager, Reducing Harmful Fishing Subsidies

The Pew Charitable Trusts   •  

Washington, DC

8 - 10 years

Posted 248 days ago

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Position Overview

The manager, reducing harmful fishing subsidies, will assist in developing strategies and lead the implementation of a global campaign to seek WTO adoption of measures that substantially reduce harmful fisheries subsidies.

This will include work in capitols around the world and at WTO missions in Geneva, Switzerland. The campaign will work closely with other organizations, including playing a core role in building a coalition of other non-governmental organizations so as to galvanize international support for launching negotiations.

This position, based in Washington, D.C., works closely with the international conservation unit and government relations teams. This position is contingent upon board approval in June 2018. It reports to the director, international conservation policy, and has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.


• Help design and implement effective strategies that will result in broad support in key political capitols around the world and at WTO missions in Geneva for an agreement to substantially reduce harmful subsidies.
• Follow and influence the negotiations of the WTO’s Negotiating Group on Rules in the lead up to the WTO’s 2019 Ministerial Conference to ensure that effective measures to reduce harmful subsidies are adopted.
• Manage and monitor daily operations of a team. Guide development of staff annual performance plans; design approaches to improve staff skills and technical knowledge; and provide regular feedback for individual performance.
• Design cost-effective budgets and monitor campaign expenses, evaluating project costs as needed.
• Work in close collaboration with other allies and organizations in order to maximize the impact of campaign strategies.
• Develop mechanisms to analyze policy opportunities that have relevance for campaign efforts;
• Develop and maintain working relationships with decision makers, government officials and national and international institutions, as well as relevant NGOs in the field.
• Represent Pew publicly at conferences, seminars and official forums. Participate in or lead Pew delegations to relevant intergovernmental meetings as necessary.
• Provide direction to and oversee a strategy to increase public awareness and support for eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies and ensure that communication and outreach is an essential component of the program in key target areas. Serve as a spokesperson and represent Pew with the media.
• Manage campaign consultants and their activities, in support of meeting campaign objectives. Develop timelines and operational plans for the program so as to achieve agreed goals and strategic objectives.
• Determine when goals are at risk of not being met, identifying the causes and, when needed, taking appropriate steps to fix any problems in ways that keep the project on course.
• Contribute to and participate in tasks of the department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-related projects and activities as needed.


• Bachelor’s degreerequired; an advanced degree in public policy, international relations, or environmental science or equivalent experience strongly preferred.
• A minimum of 8 years of experience in the international conservation arena, with a particular focus on or familiarity with international ocean policy preferred. This includes designing and implementing programs and initiatives on a global scale.
• Minimum of 2 years of previous direct supervisory experience required including experience managing performance management process for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel.
• Excellent political, strategic and analytical abilities with proven program management skills to develop, execute and evaluate a range of diverse strategies to achieve goals.
• Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue/problem, determine whether it is ripe for intervention and identify the means to address it. Ability to be flexible, creative, consistent and assume high accountability for all areas of responsibility. A strong commitment to producing measurable results.
• A task-oriented style, with focus on achieving clear and ambitious goals. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Able to develop and move projects forward with a high degree of independence and autonomy.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in briefly summarizing the essence of issues and means to address them. Strong oral and written communication skills such that complex ideas, thoughts and concepts are clearly articulated for a general audience. Clear, effective writing style.
• Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and manage productive relationships with consultants, partners and others who contribute to the development of a project by anticipating possible outcomes. Excellent listening skills. Highly articulate.
• Media-savvy and politically astute. Able to use effective marketing techniques and media exposure to communicate the impact of research on conservation needs.
• Exhibits strong diplomacy skills. Able to work productively with a wide array of different people and institutions that frequently disagree with and are in competition with one another.
• Seasoned judgment, able to make decisions, justify recommendations, and be responsive, clear and firm with colleagues and partners.