Fisheries Analyst

10 Apr 2018

JOB FUNCTION: The Fisheries Analyst will work with the I-Fish database to prepare and provide information and data from the I-Fish database for events and stakeholders, focusing on understanding fishing activities and on improving fisheries management in Indonesia.




The analyst will be responsible to the Fisheries Improvement Manager and will work on a variety of tasks, providing analytic capacity for MDPI. The Fisheries Analyst will use their knowledge of small-scale fisheries operations, fisheries management and / or learn quickly to support the production of analyses for various co-management meetings, national level management developments, RFMO reporting requirements and any other type of data report required for MDPI’s activities. Extracting and formatting data required for specific market certifications and for industry needs is also covered by this position. The Fisheries Analyst will also work with the MDPI Programmer and the Fisheries Improvement team to enhance the I-Fish database capabilities.





  • Provide reports and analysis from the I-Fish database that contribute to a variety of MDPI activities and meeting attendance (examples include Data Management Committees, fishermen meetings, evidence for market certifications, RFMO reporting requirements)
  • Develop analyses that help MDPI and/or other participating stakeholders to identify appropriate management measures
  • Support the Fisheries Improvement team in ensuring good quality data is collected with the I-Fish system
  • Support the Programmer in ensuring the database is maintained and can be easily accessed by authorized stakeholders
  • Support the deployment and analysis of data from simple Vessel Monitoring Systems and Time-Lapse cameras on small-scale fishing vessels
  • Support the supervision of interns as necessary
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals as necessary
  • Support the coordination and alignment of NGO data submissions to the national government
  • Communicate the information and data to a wide variety of stakeholders, ensuring their complete understanding and providing advice as necessary
  • Represent MDPI at external meetings, workshops and conferences as appropriate
  • Develop innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools, and frameworks to address the needs of small-scale fisheries;





  • BSc degree in fisheries, or relevant field;
  • Strong analytical skills. Experience with RStudio, Shiny, PGAdmin, MySQL, LaTeX, and other relevant software for databases, statistics, GIS is a must
  • Able to synthesize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on what analysis and data are required to answer and address a specific topic
  • Experience tailoring analysis and reports to match with stakeholder backgrounds and understanding, making the data and information accessible in a format that suits their needs
  • An understanding of fisheries monitoring, fisheries management, fisheries stock assessments, impact of fishing, of small-scale fisheries operations, supply chains, common fishery management tools and compliance or data-poor fisheries issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills, capable of interacting professionally with a variety of stakeholders, from fishermen to industry players, government officials at various levels and RFMO and university partners
  • Highly organized, flexible and able to balance multiple deadlines, excellent written and oral communication skills



  • MSc in relevant field, with a focus on analyzing large datasets;
  • Experience with spatial and video analysis of fisheries data
  • Basic understanding of market certifications, such as the Marine Stewardship Council and Fair Trade and of the various Regional Fisheries Management Organisations
  • Ability to work as part of a team, under instruction and can develop analyses and reports independently
  • Considerate of sensitive data
  • Good English skills

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