Data Systems Manager

Blue Ventures
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Location: London or Bristol, UK
Closing date for applications: 25th November 2021
Contract status: National
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract duration: Permanent, full time
Remuneration: Circa £42,000 gross per year, based on experience

We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organisation that puts people first. We
support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries, restore
ocean life and build lasting pathways to prosperity. Our work began two decades ago
in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen
countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organisations to
design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the
community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and
share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe.

Summary job description

We are seeking a Data Systems Manager to drive Blue Ventures’ 5-years data
strategy, aimed at guiding and improving evidence-based decision-making in
marine conservation and fisheries management.
Our field teams and the partners and coastal communities that we support
gather a wide range of quantitative, qualitative and spatial data. These data
empower communities with information to guide decision-making in
locally-led marine conservation and fisheries management, while also enabling
us to monitor our impact at local and global scales.

We manage datasets that include information on ecosystem health, fisheries
catches, income from fishing and other livelihoods, measures of poverty, human
health and wellbeing, and perceptions of marine conservation. Trained
colleagues and community members to collect these data using a range of
We collect data using Kobo Toolbox, Airtable and other native mobile apps. We manage
our data pipelines with Matillion ETL and store data in a Snowflake data warehouse. We
use Tableau Server as a visualization hub and perform statistical analysis using R and
In this highly rewarding role, you will be responsible for leading the organisation
through its journey to data maturity, actively driving the data strategy, designing
and scaling a modern data architecture, and leading a team of data professionals.
Data systems will be developed with the future in mind as we seek to scale up our
impact, improve transparency in the conservation sector and support communities
to overcome data deficiencies and engage in marine conservation throughout the
coastal tropics.
The role reports to the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), as part of the
Evidence and Learning function. It is a full-time role involving overseas travel to
work with field-based teams and partners (Covid regulations permitting).

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