Waste and Marine Litter
Waste and litter are a significant issue, impacting ecosystems, economies and societies.
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GRID-Arendal is a non-profit environmental communications centre. We transform environmental data into innovative, science-based information products and provide capacity-building services. We aim to inform and activate a global audience and motivate decision-makers to effect positive change. GRID-Arendal collaborates with the United Nations Environment Programme and other partners worldwide.
GRID-Arendal was established in 1989 by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment to support environmentally sustainable development by collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme and other partners. The launch of GRID-Arendal was an outgrowth of the World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission.
We work closely with UN agencies, regional organizations, national governments, and other strategic partners to create positive environmental outcomes and impact, particularly in developing countries. A significant focus for GRID-Arendal is supporting the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris climate agreement, and other regional and international commitments. Our work is organised into Polar and Climate, Marine Environment, Waste and Marine Litter, and Transboundary Governance & Environmental Crime programmes, supported by the Project Support Office and the Productions and Communications office.
About the position
The Waste and Marine Litter Programme at GRID-Arendal currently has an extensive and growing portfolio of projects focusing on plastic pollution, waste management and marine litter. Our projects address some of our time's most critical and pressing environmental and climate issues, including plastic waste, wastewater, solid waste management and environmental governance.
We seek a dynamic and committed colleague with proven work experience in capacity development and training directed at institutions and a solid background in plastic pollution, waste management or other environmental-related topics to increase the programme´s impact.
The position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal.
You will bring international experience and expertise in carrying out capacity needs assessments, designing capacity development plans and preparing effective training programmes in thematic areas relevant to the programme, such as pollution, marine litter, waste management, environmental management, community-based and participatory initiatives or related themes.
The position will require flexibility and commitment to supporting various long-term projects in the programme. You may also be able to lead your own projects or develop new opportunities for GRID-Arendal, utilising your existing network and developing new networks where needed.
The recruitment is undertaken in anticipation of confirmation of funding.
GRID-Arendal is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and welcoming workplace. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
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Deadline: 30th April 2023
Employer: GRID Arendal
Position type: Permanent