Director, Program Delivery - Singapore

Long-term contract
Localisation Singapore
No remote
Posted on 03-15-2024

Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch (GFW) is an international non-profit organisation committed to advancing the sustainability of our oceans through increased transparency.

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  • Lead ocean governance program and strategy across APAC, Europe & Africa
  • Sit on the leadership team, international NGO safeguarding global oceans
  • Suits fisheries/marine/oceans leaders in the Asia, Pacific, or Oceania regions

The Organization

Global Fishing Watch (GFW) is an international, non-profit organization committed to advancing ocean governance through increased transparency. GFW creates and publicly shares knowledge about human activity at sea to enable fair and sustainable use of our oceans.

Founded in 2015 through a collaboration between Oceana, SkyTruth, and Google, GFW became an independent non-profit organization in June 2017. Using cutting-edge technology, it creates and publicly shares map visualizations, data, and analysis tools to enable scientific research and drive a transformation in how we manage our oceans.

GFW’s major focus is on commercial fishing, which is the most impactful human action on ocean health, and the most crucial for global livelihoods and food security. By 2030, GFW aims to monitor and visualize the impact of ocean-going vessels, which are responsible for most of the global seafood catch. The organization believes human activity at sea should be common knowledge to safeguard the global ocean commons for the common good of all.

Culture & Benefits

  • Highly visible leadership role working with the global team and delivering global programs and strategy.
  • Remote role based in your Asia, Oceania, or Pacific country of residence. Ideally you have a work and residency permit.
  • Flexible working hours to accommodate calls across time zones is essential, 30% travel required.

The Position

GFW is looking for an experienced oceans expert, to work closely with the Chief Program Officer (CPO) and lead the regional program teams in the Asia Pacific, Africa, and Europe. The role provides oversight of the regional leads’ programmatic workplans and deliverables to realize the organization’s strategy. The director will help ensure and support the implementation of priorities and deliverables of the regions, focused on the advancement of program work and impact metrics around transparency, government actions and policy outcomes.

Principal duties and responsibilities also include:

  • Overseeing coherence and consistency of execution and meeting deliverables
  • Working closely with directors for M&E and policy, cascading initiatives, and learnings
  • Reviewing and evaluating regional strategies and work plans and advising the CPO
  • Collaborating on budget development and risk management, supporting fundraising

Skills Required

With advanced qualifications in environment and resource management, or similar, you offer significant experience, ideally gained in the Asia, Pacific, or Oceania regions, where you are now based, leading regional or global teams to deliver global strategy. Additionally, you have deep expertise in fisheries management, marine biodiversity, or ocean governance. Your work includes successful fundraising and policy wins and high level, multi country program and project management in the above regions. If you have not yet led at a regional or global level, you can demonstrate how you understand and have implemented global best practices. You can also demonstrate;

  • Success operating in a large global matrix and remote organization in a similar role
  • Experience in oceans/fisheries international fora and with related industry stakeholders
  • A track record of securing funds and in supporting resource mobilisation
  • Results-focused, hands-on leadership, leading regional teams to meet key objectives
  • Strong English skills and an additional language from one of the program regions (a plus)
  • Excellence in project management and communicating to teams and stakeholders

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Please note: You must have your own residency and working rights for the country you apply to be based in. No visa sponsorships are provided.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.