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Senior Expert Marine Environment

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Main Activities

  • Actively contribute to the strategic development of GRID-Arendal's Marine Environment Programme
  • Develop new projects related to the marine environment - with a particular focus on sustainable and inclusive ocean governance
  • Plan and lead multiple or large-scale projects with clear responsibility and accountability for project management
  • Lead research and analysis to build a knowledge base on sustainable and inclusive ocean governance, conservation of blue forests or blue economy
  • Work closely with other staff to ensure that GRID-Arendal delivers high-quality outcomes, with a particular focus on supporting developing countries to address the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss on the oceans and coastal communities
  • Lead the development of innovative communication products, including reports, policy briefs and outreach materials, for a wide variety of stakeholders and end users
  • Build a network of new donors and external partners
  • Share knowledge internally with the team, develop a strong team culture and guide and coach/mentor internal resources
  • Give lectures, and public presentations, publish work and develop new methods or tools recognized by partners

Professional Qualifications
  • Master's degree or equivalent in environmental science, development studies or related field preferably with experience in addressing marine environment issues
  • At least six years of relevant experience in marine and coastal environmental issues
  • Proven track record in project development, fundraising, implementation, and management; particularly projects related to the marine environment
  • Proven track record in working in and leading diverse and remote teams
  • Experience working with the UN or international environment or development programmes, and a strong professional network
  • Excellent communications skills, including both written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of other languages, particularly French or Norwegian would be an asset
  • Strong track record in successful project completion, delivering high-impact outcomes

Personal Qualifications
  • Excellent team player and ability to work independently
  • Strong leadership and organisational skills
  • Ability to pursue multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and consistently meet deadlines
  • Excellent networking capabilities and diplomatic skills
  • 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 centres, 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

Position type: Permanent

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