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International Ocean Policy Senior Associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts – Washington, DC

Organization: The Pew Charitable Trusts

Position Title: International Ocean Policy Senior Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The senior associate, international ocean policy is responsible for the development and implementation of conservation strategies, activities and intergovernmental advocacy to deliver on identified Pew international marine conservation objectives in RFMOs and other international forums. This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the director, international ocean policy.


  • With the international ocean policy team and relevant campaign staff develop and implement strategies and assist in the development of policy briefs and other outreach materials to deliver agreed outcomes at RFMOs and other intergovernmental organizations.
  • Develop timelines and operational plans for the program so as to achieve agreed RFMO-related goals and targets.
  • Maintain ongoing communications and relationships with key government representatives.
  • Participate in Pew delegations to relevant intergovernmental meetings as necessary.
  • Represent Pew publicly at conferences, seminars and official forums.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with stakeholders, and, as appropriate, represent Pew with scientists and national, regional and international conservation organizations.
  • Contribute to and participate in tasks of the department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-related projects and activities as needed.


  • An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree in a relevant area is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in the international conservation arena, with a particular focus on, or familiarity with, international or regional fisheries policy. Expertise in marine biodiversity conservation and/or management.
  • Possesses a strong network of relevant contacts that can provide expert information and advance results. Able to leverage relationships to influence positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical 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.
  • Able to set short- and long-term planning goals in line with program strategy. Ability to analyze budgetary information and assess organizational capacity. 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, presentation, facilitation 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. A strong connection with the conservation communities is highly desirable.
  • 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.
  • Strong understanding of how to manage by influencing others and the ability to read nuances of meaning accurately.
  • Seasoned judgment, able to make decisions, justify recommendations, and be responsive, clear and firm with colleagues and partners.
  • Able to adapt to a complex working environment in which influence is often exerted indirectly rather than through traditional chain of command hierarchies. Successful experience in leveraging ideas and creating projects that produce measurable results.
  • Excellent knowledge of the current trends, principal theories, leading thinkers and major concerns within environmental subject domains.
  • Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.

How to Apply: Apply Here

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