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17 Feb 2023

Full-Time Manager, Human Rights Transparency

FishChoice – Posted by FishChoiceHiring Anywhere

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Job Description

FisheryProgress, a program of FishChoice, is the global transparency platform for tracking progress of Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs), which are multi-stakeholder initiatives aimed at improving the sustainability of a given fishery over time. The vast majority of global FIPs actively use FisheryProgress as their vehicle for public reporting and accountability. In 2021, FisheryProgress began integrating social and human rights concepts into FIP reporting with the launch of the Human Rights and Social Responsibility (HRSR) Policy. The HRSR Policy’s aim is to establish new transparency norms for reporting on social responsibility efforts and human rights risk mitigation activities in FIPs, and to ultimately support improvements on the ground. As we enter our second year of implementing the HRSR Policy, it is already abundantly clear that FisheryProgress has a critical and influential role to play in calling attention to major social issues in fisheries and in supporting and recognizing improvement.

We are seeking a Manager to lead that strategic work who brings deep expertise in human rights and social responsibility, with the capacity to provide thought leadership, facilitate difficult conversations, and identify pragmatic and creative solutions. They will have the experience and capacity to understand the complexities and diversity of FIP supply chains, and how that context influences FIPs’ capability to adopt this new area of work. This role will operationalize FisheryProgress’ current balanced, incremental, and flexible approach to integrating social responsibility into FIPs and provide the structure to learn from and evolve these solutions over time as needed to best support fishers, FIPs, and meaningful change.

The Manager will join the team at a critical point in not only the program’s trajectory and FishChoice’s organizational approach to human rights and social responsibility in seafood, but also in the broader collaborations across the sustainable seafood and human rights communities. The Manager will serve as a thought leader and play a significant role in shaping the movement to strengthen fisher empowerment and reduce the risks of supply chain exploitation in seafood supply chains.

Role:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of the Human Rights and Social Responsibility Policy, in line with FisheryProgress’ overarching programmatic strategy and workplan. Build awareness of and support for the policy, ensuring messaging about the policy and its requirements are clear.
  • Lead development and management of relationships with partners and stakeholders related to social responsibility, including engaging with FIP leads and the environmental and human rights NGO community, as well regular engagement with the FisheryProgress Advisory Committee.
  • Lead efforts to evolve the policy and programmatic approach to social responsibility. This includes:
    • Managing work to solicit, track, and aggregate feedback on the policy and log potential revisions to consider in the future.
    • Overseeing a new monitoring and evaluation effort on the implementation and impact of the policy (undertaken by expert consultants).
    • Leading the stakeholder consultation processes and technical writing needed to maintain and update the social policy and associated materials (templates, guidelines, etc.) in the planned 2025 policy revision.
    • Serving as a thought leader in program planning and strategy discussions, helping to ensure that human rights and social responsibility are fully integrated into FisheryProgress as is appropriate to its mandate.
  • Collaboratively explore approaches to integrate social responsibility into the overall organization, and specifically into FishChoice.com, another core program within FishChoice.
  • Lead the handling of any formal appeals process related to human rights information.
  • Manage at least one and up to three staff members and a range of consultants.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Support the continued development of capacity-building programs and partnerships  to support FIPs’ ability to implement the policy requirements.
  • As needed, provide guidance to the review process of all social data submitted by FIPs to ensure that it is reviewed in an accurate and timely way, and build the capacity of FishChoice’s staff to review social data.
  • Help ensure social responsibility reporting is effectively integrated into FisheryProgress.org as it is rebuilt in 2023, including collating new requirements, testing and providing feedback on new features.
  • Support ongoing outreach to seafood businesses to build understanding of social responsibility and due diligence, and encourage their engagement and support for FIPs.
  • Support the development of relationships with social responsibility funders and contribute to the development of and reporting on related grant proposals. 

Expertise:

Approximately 8-10 years of relevant work experience and education to successfully perform the core responsibilities of the position.

  • Expertise in human rights and labor standards, social assessments and auditing.
  • Demonstrated understanding of supply chains (expertise in FIPs/fisheries/seafood preferred).
  • Strategic, effective, diplomatic, and compelling outreach & communication skills, including comfort with “customer service” or support for key audiences.
  • Experience leading/supporting technical resource development, including creating and leading trainings.
  • Analytical skills, including data analysis and interpretation.
  • Excellent technical writing skills and the ability to translate technical content so that it is clear and understandable for varying audiences.
  • Proven experience collaborating with a wide range of professionals from all backgrounds.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to work well on a mostly virtual team.
  • Comfortable working across teams and ensuring effective communication and information transfer between teams and to senior leadership.
  • Comfort/experience working with web-based platforms.

Valued Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Flexibility and an openness to evolving responsibilities.
  • Detail-oriented, logical, systematic, methodical, and highly organized.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and sense of humor.
  • Experience using Trello, Salesforce and/or other project management systems is a plus.
  • Relationships with organizations in the human rights field.

Other Considerations:

  • Preference for candidates based in the U.S., though international candidates are encouraged to apply. If outside of the US, a set number of overlapping work collaboration hours with the Mountain time zone is required.
  • English fluency required, and proficiency in Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, or Bahasa is a plus

The Details:

  • Role reports to FisheryProgress’ Program Director.
  • The salary range for this position is $90,000-$115, 000 per year, dependent on experience.
  • FishChoice offers three comprehensive health insurance options and a monthly budget towards premiums for employees.
  • Fully paid dental and vision insurance for employees.
  • 401k with an up to 4% match. Unlimited vacation, sick, and personal leave.
  • A monthly wellness reimbursement.
  • Annual professional development budget.

How to Apply

To apply, please email [email protected] with the following:
  • A cover letter describing how your skills, experience, and work style are a good match.
  • Your resume.
We’ll review and interview applicants on a rolling basis. Position open until filled.
FishChoice is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Job Categories: Sustainable Agriculture / Food. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Fishery Improvement Projects, human rights, Labor Standards, Social Assessment, and Social Responsibility. Salaries: See posting for details.

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