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Senior Manager, Blue Foods


We are creating a world where people live in harmony with nature. Join us and lead our flagship program for sustainable foods across aquatic environments.

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • WWF-Australia office location negotiable
  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO
  • 2 year fixed term contract

About the organisation

WWF's global vision is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world's leading, independent conservation organisation. We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet's natural resources.

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government and business. The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before. We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment. Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature.

Learn more about our 60 year history: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OluzruE9zE

About the role

This position leads the priority flagship program for sustainable foods across aquatic environments. This position identifies strategic opportunities in Australia and our near region to ensure that food production and consumption of WWF priority foods related to fish, sea vegetables and other aquatic foods leads to food security and improved wellbeing. The position provides technical expertise to ensure that such foods are sourced responsibly and are fully traceable, and manages innovative models and partnerships to that end.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • High level experience in aquatic food systems, including fisheries and food security.
  • Technical proficiency and knowledge of sustainable food policies at a national and international level, related to marine and coastal environments.
  • Advanced understanding of the key issues related to traceability across supply chains for aquatic foods.
  • Ability to work in cross-cultural teams and across different geographical contexts.
  • Well developed project management skills, including the achievement of technical and complex objectives.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills relating to the presentation of complex scientific considerations in clear advocacy positions.
  • Advanced understanding of the main economic, social and environmental drivers related to aquatic foods in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
  • Well developed people leadership and management experience with a focus on high performance team working, motivation and resilience.

Ideally you will have an interest in environmental conservation, and be aligned with WWF's vision, mission and I-CCaRe Values - Integrity, Courage, Collaboration and Respect.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, ***, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Please see the job description on our website for further details. Applicants can apply via the Apply Now button below. Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered. Please name your documents with last/first name & include:

  1. A cover letter/statements against the selection criteria &
  2. Your resume (CV).

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