Net Free Seas Workshop Coordinator
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is an international non-profit organisation working globally to protect natural environments and the human rights of people who depend on them. EJF is working in Thailand to end illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and human rights abuses on fishing vessels and the marine plastic pollution with a specific focus on Abandoned, Lost, or otherwise Discarded Fishing Gear (ALDFG).
In July 2020, we launched the 'Net Free Seas' project, a community-based solution to recycle ALDFG from Thailand’s coastlines to prevent them from harming marine environments. This year, we received the Ghost Gear Fund from the department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada to build ASEAN’s capacity in managing ALDFG across the region through capacity building workshops and other advocacy activities.
EJF is seeking to employ a ‘Net Free Seas Workshop Coordinator’ to help EJF deliver its advocacy efforts in improving the ALDFG management in Thailand. This position will involve working with Campaigners and Coordinators of the Net Free Seas project in Thailand and Indonesia, coordinating and managing high-level meetings and workshops and deliverables to facilitate the Ghost Gear Fund’s objectives. He/she will report to the Net Free Seas Campaigner for all workshop and grant related activities.
Post Title: Net Free Seas Workshop Coordinator
Type of appointment: fixed-term
Duration of contract: 9-12 months (potentially renewable or convertible to a permanent position, subject to performance review)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand with potential domestic travel as needed.
This position is open to Thai citizens only.
Essential skills and experience:
- Fluency in Thai
- Professional proficiency in English language strongly preferred
- A degree in any relevant discipline (journalism, social science, environmental science, marine sciences, plastic pollution or marine-based debris, etc.)
- A minimum of five years of relevant work experience (NGOs, sustainability, plastic pollution, private sector, field work, etc.)
- Strong communication, coordination and writing skills
- Experience in grant management and managing project expenditures in alignment with grant budget proposal
- Demonstrable experiences organizing high level and quality capacity building workshops
- Ability to use desk-based internet research to gather information
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, etc)
Desirable skills and experience:
- A higher degree in a relevant discipline
- Demonstrable interest in or experience working on any of the following topics; marine conservation issues; fisheries issues; plastic pollution; plastic recycling; waste management.
- Ability to work independently
- Experience in conducting similar projects
Deadline: 25 August 2022 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)