Position Description: The business development analyst will conduct research and analysis in support of blue economy development in small island developing states. His/her work will support the Blue Prosperity program at UCLA, which, with funding from the Waitt Foundation, engages islands on using marine spatial planning to support marine protection and sustainable development of their blue economy.
The primary function of the analyst will be working in partnership with the Waitt Institute and partner island governments in the Pacific on key projects needed to advance the Blue Prosperity Programs. These projects will support business development projects and will involve close collaboration with stakeholders on the islands, including those within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, shipping or renewable energy, so familiarity or experience within these industries is ideal. The analyst will likely execute assessments of blue economy industries performance, workforce capacity, sustainable financing opportunities, and other areas as needed. The analyst will then translate the assessments into actionable roadmaps or business plans for the partner island governments and other stakeholders with timelines and interim milestones outlined.
The analyst will have a diverse portfolio of multiple projects, across different countries, at any given time. He/she will be responsible for adapting scopes of work and timelines to meet the evolving needs of each set of project partners. The analyst will work closely with other researchers at UCLA including those at the business, law and public policy schools. Individual projects will be executed over months, not years, and may require occasional weekend work. The analyst will be based at UCLA but will require travel to foreign countries multiple times a year, which may include extended stays (3 weeks).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.