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Marine Policy Officer

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 13/04/2016
Company Name Seas at Risk
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Website Further Details / Applications
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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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Seas At Risk (SAR) is an umbrella organisation of environmental NGOs from across Europe that promotes ambitious policies for marine protection at European and international level. We represent 30 member organisations in 16 different EU Member States. The SAR Secretariat comprises 7 staff members, 5 of whom are working from the Brussels office. We are a diverse team but share a passion for the sea. We are currently working on issues as diverse as fisheries, aquaculture, greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, marine litter and EU-level marine environment policies.

Purpose of the job

SAR is seeking a marine policy officer to develop and implement its EU advocacy work on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and marine protected areas.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop and implement SAR’s work on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
  • Develop and implement SAR’s work on marine protected areas (this is a new work area)
  • Contribute to other SAR project areas when needed
  • Coordinate related work across NGOs (SAR members and others)
  • Draft position papers, policy briefings and reports and communicate results
  • Organise workshops and events
  • Liaise with EU institutions and other international organisations, as well as with national authorities, stakeholders and scientists
  • Participate in related policy fora
  • Raise funds, write grant proposals, report to funders
  • Ensure effective project management, including budget management

Qualification, experience, knowledge

  • At least a master’s degree in a related subject
  • Minimum three years’ experience with related projects
  • Good insight in functioning of the EU institutions
  • Good knowledge of MPA designation and management processes and legal requirements
  • Good knowledge of MSFD and other EU policies and legislation on marine environment
  • Excellent spoken and written English; knowledge of other languages an asset.
  • Project management experience


  • Good communicator and negotiator
  • Team player and able to work independently as well
  • Output oriented
  • Commitment to quality
  • Strong organisational ability
  • Flexibility


What we offer

Seas At Risk offers the opportunity to work in a small but growing NGO with a stimulating, informal, flexible and multicultural working environment.

The post is based in Brussels, full time, with contract of indeterminate duration, to start 1st June 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We offer a competitive salary, including a 13th month, lunch vouchers, pension scheme and coverage of public transport and train travel in case of commuting within Belgium.

How to apply

Send a letter a letter explaining your motivation and how you meet the job requirements, together with a report/blog/website or any other written material relevant to the job and representing well your writing skills, together with your CV to secretariat@seas-at-risk.org.

Please also add contact details of two referees.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 13 April 2016.

Interviews will be conducted in the week commencing 2 May.

Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

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