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Associate Expert Marine Environment

To apply for this position, please use the JobbNorge Portal here

Main Activities

  • Assist with research and analysis of existing and emerging issues relevant to the marine programme (e.g., primary research support, fact-checking and literature review), as well as the development of written materials and resources for the programme
  • Create communications content for projects (e.g., videos and scripts, press releases, website content, social media posts, campaign mailers, social cards and flyers, etc)
  • Develop, (with support from the Production and Communication Office), and implement communication and dissemination strategies and track impact
  • Support our social media accounts and maintain project websites on Word Press and Wix
  • Act as the communications focal point for projects such as the Norwegian Blue Forests Network (NBFN)
  • Support project implementation in partner countries to protect and sustainably use coastal and marine ecosystems
  • Support project managers in strategic planning, results monitoring within relevant projects and in mainstreaming approaches in partner organizations
  • Organise workshops, meetings, capacity building and stakeholder engagement sessions both for physical meetings and meetings in electronic platforms
  • Develop and maintain strategic cooperation with partners, funders and networks
  • Manage sub-contracts, and prepare the programme’s donor reports
  • Perform project administration tasks as needed
  • Any other business as may be assigned by the supervisor

Professional Qualifications

  • Master’s degree within the field of environmental, marine sciences, communications or a bachelor’s degree combined with three years of relevant work experience
  • Proven ability to take responsibility for tasks while working closely with the team members and external partners
  • Excellent writing, editing, and analytical language skills in English, skills in Norwegian or French considered as an advantage
  • Experience with environmental topics, which may include capacity building and awareness raising activities
  • Familiarity with marine conservation, management and policy desirable
  • Experience developing innovative communication products and communication strategies for a wide variety of audiences would be an asset
  • Experience in working with either the United Nations system (especially UN Environment), Norwegian Ministries or with international politics would be an asset

Personal Qualifications

  • Strong and proactive team player
  • Excellent networking skills
  • High level of flexibility and adaptability to take up different tasks and responsibilities
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in an international and culturally diverse environment

GRID-Arendal will offer

  • A competitive salary based on qualifications and years of experience
  • International working environment linked to the UN Environment Program and Norad (manager of grants in the field of development from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate and the Environment
  • Work in one of Europe's leading environmental communication centers, of great social significance
  • A good working environment with the opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary, challenging, creative and ambitious research and information environment
  • Flexitime scheme, with summer and winter time
  • Exceptionally good pension schemes and employee benefits

Type: Permanent

Position type: Permanent

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