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Senior Policy Officer/Campaigner for the WWF- Danube Carpathian Programme

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location
Town/City Vienna
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 01/08/2008
Company Name WWF International
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Description
The Senior Policy Officer/Campaigner will continue WWF’s successful lobby work on integrated river basin management with the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), with national governments in the Danube river basin, as well as vis-à-vis EU institutions. S/he will be in charge to develop a vision and take the strategic leadership for future policy/campaign work along the Danube, focusing on the successful implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive, climate change adaptation, floodplain/wetland restoration, inland navigation, protection of Danube sturgeon, and water stewardship programmes. This includes the establishment of a platform for European water policy within the next year to link WWF’s internal network with corporate partners and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. The Senior Policy Officer/Campaigner also ensures the capacity and resources to deliver results, and monitors the impact of WWF’s policy and campaign activities along the Danube.

The successful candidate must have:
  • A graduate degree in environmental science, natural resources management, environmental policy, environmental law, environmental economics, or related field.
  • At least five years of experience in water related policy work, freshwater ecology, natural resources management, or a related field.
  • Experience should include demonstrated success in policy and/or campaign work, or in managing complex conservation projects.
  • A proven record as a lobbyist with sound technical and exceptional communication skills, social skills, and adaptive, flexible capacity for intensive travel is also required.
  • A sound knowledge of relevant international, European, and national conventions, regulatory frameworks, and funding sources for freshwater conservation and management.
  • Business level fluency in English is prerequisite as the working language, sound German language skills would be a strong selection criterion and the knowledge of any other language of the Danube basin is a welcome asset.
  • A valid working permit for EU countries is desirable.
  • Strong commitment to the mission, goals, and values of WWF is critical.

This position will be based at the WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme Office in Vienna, Austria. The successful candidate will report to the Freshwater Team Leader and will work in close cooperation with the Head of Communication. An attractive salary according to local NGO standards will be offered based on the candidate’s experience.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to Ms Sylvia Goessl, Human Resources Manager, sgoessl@wwfdcp.org

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