Marine Stewardship Council: Program Director Spain and Portugal

  • Blue Economy and Recruitment Consultancy S.L
  • Madrid, Spain
  • 09/06/2024
Office work Blue economy Fisheries and aquaculture Management and consultancy Marine policy

Job Description

The Vacancy

Do you want to make an impact on the oceans leading the work of Marine Stewardship Council in Spain and Portugal? Do you have excellent management skills and strategic thinking? If so, this could be the opportunity for you.

MSC is an international NGO working for more than 25 years to promote sustainable fishing. Our international team is composed of highly professional and motivated staff working to drive positive impact in the oceans. Our program engages fisheries, supply chain, governments, academia, NGOs, media and consumers.

The Program Director, Spain and Portugal will lead a consolidated team, strengthening the relationship with stakeholders, following the implementation of the strategic plan of the organization and raising the awareness of MSC at all levels.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for a senior candidate with:

  • proven management experience,
  • strong communications skills
  • a deep understanding of the Spanish and Portuguese seafood sector, and
  • experience in the food sector, preferably seafood.

If this has inspired you, please apply here! 

We look forward to hearing from you!

We’re an international organisation and our employees all demonstrate a level of cultural awareness, and value the diverse views and approaches relevant to the MSC program.

The MSC is committed to flexible working. The successful candidate will need to work from the Madrid office for a minimum of 50% of their working time each month The remaining time can be worked from home

Working at the MSC

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.  Through our internationally recognised certification and ecolabeling program, well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners.  Over 670 fisheries around the world, representing 19% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 66 countries.

The MSC is committed to the principles of equality and fairness and we welcome applications from all communities. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, ethnicity, race, colour, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and need reasonable adjustments made during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know how we can help you.

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Career options

Non academic career