The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.
We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.
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With offices in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Brussels and London and staff in other regions of the United States as well as Australia, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.
For the past two decades, Pew has been a major force in educating the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Our work is focused on reducing the scope and severity of three major global environmental problems:
At least one fifth of all fish taken from the sea are caught illegally or beyond the reach of regulators. This significantly threatens the health of the global ocean ecosystem and undermines the economies of countless fishing communities around the world. Fishing grounds in developing countries and on the high seas are especially vulnerable to exploitation by companies that engage in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. International crime in fisheries flourishes because flag states do not fulfill their legal obligations to control the fishing operations of their vessels, and port states do not have the tools or incentives to identify and prosecute these crimes in port.
There is no silver bullet capable of addressing IUU fishing. Many tools must be marshaled to close down the avenues for illegally caught and unregulated fish. The campaign is working to lay the foundations for a global system of enforcement to combat illegal fishing through the adoption and effective implementation of policy measures that enable the identification and tracking of industrial-scale fishing vessels, the development of practical tools to improve information-sharing among enforcement authorities, and the building of the necessary human and technical resources to sanction such vessels if they have engaged in illicit activities.
To accomplish this, the Ending Illegal Fishing Project (EIFP) will focus on securing the ratification and implementation of the UN Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing, ensuring Flag State obligations are better adhered to and to properly track and identify vessels involved in fishing activities. The EIFP will also focus on putting in place ways for countries and international and regional fisheries management organizations to share information, increase transparency and accountability and ensure flag States meet their obligations to ensure high levels of compliance with agreed fisheries conservation and management measures, all of which are prerequisites for an effective Global System of Enforcement. This position will be responsible for managing these elements of the campaign and, more specifically, the delivery of our ambition to drive change in the performance of flag states in meeting their international obligations.
The position is located in our London office and will report to the Senior Manager, Global Campaign to End Illegal Fishing in Washington, DC.
Anticipate up to 25% domestic and international travel will be required.
Compensation and Benefits:
As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and benefit program.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.