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Marine Policy Director

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Town/City Belgium
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 06/09/2020
Company Name Seas at Risk
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Directory Entry : Seas At Risk is an association of environmental organisations from across Europe, working together to ensure that life in our seas and oceans is abundant, diverse, climate resilient, and not threatened by human activities. Its mission is to promote ambitious policies for marine protection at European and international level. With over 30 members representing the majority of European countries, Seas At Risk speaks for millions of citizens that care deeply about the health and well-being of seas and oceans. For jobs with Seas at Risk visit their website. For more jobs protecting our seas visit the marine management section at environmentjobs.com or environmentjobs.co.uk
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SAR is seeking a marine policy director to manage the biodiversity team and develop and implement its EU advocacy work on the EU and international marine policies. The biodiversity team works on fisheries, aquaculture and policies related to marine biodiversity.

Main responsibilities

  • Coordinate the policy work of the biodiversity team, provide support and guidance;
  • Line management of the biodiversity team;
  • Develop and implement SAR’s work on the Marine Strategy Directive, Marine Protected Areas, Maritime Spatial Planning, the EU Biodiversity Strategy and possible emerging biodiversity related issues. This includes i.e.:
    • Monitor EU and international policy developments related to these issues;
    • Promote SAR policies within the EU institutions and internationally, among stakeholders and in relevant meetings and conferences;
    • Liaise with SAR members, providing them with policy advice, and coordinating activities to influence EU decision-making;
    • Draft position papers, policy briefings and reports;
    • Organise workshops and events;
    • Coordinate and collaborate with other NGOs;
    • Contribute to the development of SAR policy on the basis of objectives and strategies agreed by SAR’s General Assembly;
    • Ensure effective project management.
  • Advise on long-term strategic planning;
  • Coordinate work of large NGO coalitions or project teams;
  • Represent the organisation at high level events;
  • Ensure efficient budgeting and financial project management;
  • Support the organisation’s communication planning and activities;
  • Raise funds, write grant proposals, ensuring funding for the biodiversity team, report to funders;
  • Contribute to other SAR work areas when needed.
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