Commercial and Communications Officer

The Marine Stewardship Council is seeking a motivated, talented Commercial and Communications Consultant

Are you passionate about our oceans?
Do you believe future generations should benefit from sustainably caught seafood?
Can you support an experienced team of associated external partners?
If so, you could be the perfect fit for the Marine Stewardship Council. 

Job Title: Commercial and Communications Officer
Location: Bogor-Jakarta, Indonesia
Working Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Who are we?

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 programme well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the market place, through the leadership of our partners. Critically, other fisheries are incentivised to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice. Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 16% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC programme and over 1200 documented improvements to the way our oceans are being fished have been recorded. MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries. 

About the role

The MSC has a new consultancy post funded by Walton Family Foundation under the Marketing Support Network (MSN) to recruit for Indonesia. The focus will be on project management and Chain of Custody (CoC) supply chain engagement with more of a B2B focus. 

We’re looking for a Commercial and Communications Officer, who can lead on delivering in these areas for the MSC in Indonesia.   Who will be responsible for developing supply chain and market sector relationships, promoting the MSC brand and increasing support for the programme across a broad range of interest groups, including fisheries, government representatives, retailers and partners in the NGO community.  

You’ll also be accountable for the MSC’s communications activities in the region and for delivery of the national communications strategy to build consumer awareness of the MSC.


Who are You?

You will have:

  • A diploma or equivalent in fisheries or marine conservation biology, or fisheries, natural resources or environmental management
  • Demonstrable knowledge of fisheries and resource sustainability issues, particularly as they relate to wild capture fisheries 
  • Previous experience working in the above related fields 
  • Extensive knowledge of the seafood sector with established contacts and networks
  • Demonstrable good written and spoken communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia languages
  • Excellent project planning, work planning, budget management, personal organization, and time management skills.

Please note, this is a fixed term contract for 1 year, with the potential to be extended.

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Language: English
Date of Issue: 23 May 2018

To apply

Please email the following information to

  • A cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification, and include information on your salary expectations and right to work information; and
  • A copy of your current CV.

Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles "[your name] cover letter" and "[your name] CV". The subject of your email should read: Commercial and Communications Officer.


Closing date

9 December 2019 at 9.00 AM GMT


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