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Senior Policy Officer/Policy Coordinator

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Town/City Brussels, Belgium
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 18/04/2012
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 is an independent non-governmental association of national and international environmental organisations concerned with the protection and restoration of the marine environment. It has member organisations in 12 countries in Europe. Seas At Risk is currently working on issues as diverse as the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, marine litter and EU-level marine policies. While the focus of its work is at EU level, Seas At Risk also works at the North East Atlantic regional level (the OSPAR Commission, the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission) and at global level (the United Nations’s International Maritime Organisation and Food and Agriculture Organisation). On the issues it covers and in the arenas where it works, Seas At Risk is a well-known and respected advocate for the marine environment. 

Seas At Risk is looking for a senior policy officer/policy coordinator to help strengthen and further develop its policy work. The main responsibilities of the successful candidate will be:

- Coordinate the organisation’s policy work, ensuring that the work programme of the organisation is implemented, and providing strategic and policy advice.
- Develop and implement work plans with the executive director and policy officers and prepare progress reports.
- Monitor, analyse and influence policy-making in the European Institutions on issues related to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive implementation process and the Common Fisheries Policy. 
- Draft position papers, policy analyses, articles, press releases and other materials in a timely fashion.
- Develop and maintain relations with key policy officials, politicians, stakeholders, other NGOs and SAR member organisations.
- Represent Seas At Risk at conferences, meetings and public events. 
- Oversee the day-to-day operation in the Brussels office under the final responsibility of the Executive Director.

The successful candidate will have at least 7 years of experience in advocacy and policy work, of which at least 2 in coordination of an international environmental campaign. Substantial experience of marine environmental issues at an EU level is essential. We are looking for a natural communicator with excellent writing skills and sharp analytical capabilities, willing to take on some organisational tasks if needed. The successful candidate must be a good team player as well as a strong net-worker, who can organise, plan and execute work independently, effectively and efficiently. Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English, and computer literate (at least MS Office). The candidate must be prepared to travel (mainly within Europe) and regularly work outside normal office hours. Knowledge of other European languages is desirable. 

The post is a full time position and based in Brussels. Gross monthly salary will range between € 3,400 and €3,900, based on experience and skills. 

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest to: kthill@seas-at-risk.org. Deadline for application: 18 April, probable dates for interviews: 2-4 May.

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