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Project Marine Officer - Malaga

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 20/09/2020
Company Name IUCN
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with IUCN. IUCN is the world's oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was founded in 1948 and brings together over 1,100 members (States, government agencies, NGOs and affiliates) and some 11,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership. Its mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. IUCN has approximately 1,000 staff, most of whom are located in its regional and country offices, and at its Headquarters in Gland, Switzerland. IUCN is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men.
Within the framework of different projects and in collaboration with different partners, IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation is promoting the conservation of the Mediterranean marine waters, nearshore and offshore. As part of the Strategic framework and operational plan for IUCN Med, address marine related issues within the 5 strategic areas on Nature advocacy and Blue Capital, Emerging threats, Spatial planning, Sustainable tourism and Mainstreaming biodiversity in fisheries.
The IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation, based in Málaga, Spain, is looking for a marine project officer, for supporting in the coordination and correct execution of the activities related to several projects, as well as for the support to other Mediterranean Center’s activities:
The MAVA Partnership project was designed to improve the functioning, visibility and sustainability of the Partnership working in the outcomes M4/M5 MAVA (“Reconciling fisheries and biodiversity”). This initiative involves 14 different organizations from the Mediterranean working through several projects to protect critical habitats for the benefit of fishers and biodiversity, and reduce interactions between fishing and biodiversity. The Partnership project´s main actions are: to promote projects results and site information, to strengthen cooperation and ownership for MAVA partners, to bring long-term regional capitalization of results from projects, to facilitate the emergence of common advocacy messages towards donors community and the identification and facilitation of access to new joint funding.

The project “Enhancing socio-ecological climate change resilience of marine and coastal systems in Lebanon” is implemented in cooperation and led by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia. It aims to reduce the vulnerability of selected coastal areas in Lebanon, improve management effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas, enhance sustainability of small-scale coastal fisheries and boost spatial planning. Applying a mix of tools and approaches including the establishment of long term monitoring programmes for the marine environment, this project will assess cost effectiveness and impacts of Ecosystem based Adaptation and provide the foundations for marine spatial planning.

The IUCN Red List has been assessing the extinction threat faced by species around the world for the last 50 years. It is the most comprehensive information source on the global and regional conservation status of the world’s species. This crucial tool is instrumental to driving conservation actions towards threatened species, enabling conservationists to reduce or prevent extinctions. The Red List is a global and Mediterranean reference relied on by policy makers at the highest levels.

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