First listed on: 08 May 2018

Sustainable Fisheries Project Manager 

Work with WWF on priority food programs to conserve nature, minimise waste and ensure our food system is resilient to environmental change.

  • Join one of the world's most respected conservation organisation
  • Flexible work environment including monthly RDO
  • Full time 2-year contract

For over 50 years WWF has been a leading voice for nature. We are the world’s largest conservation organisation, working in 100 countries and with over 5 million supporters.  WWF-Australia is the 7th largest member of the WWF Network. We work with governments, businesses and communities on environmental issues with a single mission: to build a world where people live and proposer in harmony with nature.  

About the role

The Sustainable Fisheries Project Manager plays a critical role in ensuring the production, processing and procurement of seafood is legal, responsible and fully traceable.  The role provides technical and policy expertise relating to fisheries science and fisheries management and works with: corporate buyers to influence responsible procurement; producers to encourage responsible production practices; and government to motivate the enactment of sustainable laws and policies.  Additionally, the role project manages Fisheries and Aquaculture Improvement Projects and Conservation Projects that protect our marine species and environment.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience fisheries science and fisheries management. 
  • Experience in advocating for and achieving responsible fisheries production and marine conservation.
  • Experience in research, analysis, development and reform of fisheries and aquaculture policy and legislation.
  • Conflict resolution, negotiation and influencing skills with a track record of developing influential networks with a range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and public speaking communication skills with an ability to communicate complicated concepts in plain English to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work constructively with and contribute to a high-performance team.
  • A knowledge of voluntary market-based approaches to environmental management (e.g. standards & certification) and experience working with business on environmental issues, is desirable.

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Applicants are encouraged to review the Job Description and can apply via  Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered.  Please include the following two attachments: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria and (2) your resume (CV), including two referees.

Closing date: 9:00 AM 28/5/18

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