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Project Officer (Ocean) - Lille, France

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location France North - Europe
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 12/07/2021
Company Name Earthworm
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Earthworm Foundation is an international dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

Earthworm Foundation is seeking a motivated Project Officer (Ocean), based in Lille, France, with experience in topics around seafood, excellent communication and writing skills, passionate about working with multi-stakeholders to generate value and interested in a career with a dynamic non-profit that builds relationships with companies, governments and civil society organizations to bring responsible products to market.

The Project Officer is is keen to support the dynamic around the challenges linked to oceans overexploitation and aquaculture. He/She participates into driving innovation by working collaboratively with retailers and their supply chains partners to understand their business, to improve their collaboration and to create value and promote resilience to fluctuations in climate and markets.

The Project Officer will work in a team, in close collaboration with the Ocean Program Coordinator. He/She will be supporting several Member Managers with Ocean projects. He/She will also dedicate part of his/her time on palm-oil related topics and soy-related topics.

About Earthworm Foundation

Earthworm Foundation currently has presence in more than 15 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 200 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.

What Makes Us Unique

Beyond providing advice on policy set up based on our strong technical expertise, we see the world through interactions and relationships. Operating between two worlds (NGO-Companies/Buyer-Supplier), we encourage our partners to look inside, and are not only their environmental conscience. In addition to traceability and assessments, we create and innovate solutions to the challenges companies and communities face.

What We Offer

  • A unique work experience in a dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through supply chains.
  • An organic environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team with passionate people.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects, build customer relationships and develop new business, with exposure to different tasks.


In direct contact with the Member Managers, the position will initially include the following responsibilities:

  • Operational support of Members Managers for business partnerships: working on fish sourcing advises, implementing monitoring of fish sourcing policies;
  • Scientific / technical studies and syntheses (FR/EN);
  • Data management;
  • Supply chain mapping;
  • Grievances analysis;
  • Weekly Ocean newsletter, aggregating latest relevant news.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • Fishery engineer or agronomy engineer;
  • Minimum of 2-3 years relevant business or non-profit experience, ideally in the seafood industry, or in the agronomy industry;
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple interrelated tasks;
  • Good understanding of the challenges of actors in the agro-food sectors: producers, manufacturers, retailers.

Language skills:

  • Fluency in French & English (written, spoken);
  • Fluency in Spanish (written, spoken) would be appreciated.

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, and supply chains
  • Curiosity and appetite for various subjects, versality
  • Flexibility, takes initiative/proactive and positive attitude
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously
  • Organized, rigorous, ability to manage time and priority
  • Committed to Earthworm Foundation values:
    • Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit;
    • Client-focused;
    • Open collaboration and communication;
    • Humble;
    • Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in Lille, North of France;
  • Some trips might be required in France.

Other information:

  • 1-year contract;
  • Full-time;
  • Start date: asap;
  • French citizenship/valid work authorization required.

To apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV via email to france.recruitment@earthworm.org. Please put your last name and POOcean in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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