The Blue Solutions Initiative develops capacity and supports knowledge exchange on successful approaches to marine and coastal management.
GRID-Arendal is a small, flexible organization with highly qualified staff that specializes in complex environmental issues. We seek a Marine Expert for the Blue Solutions Project for the duration of 2 years with the possibility for extension. The candidate will have experience working with UN agencies, international development programmes or similar. The candidate will have an established network of partners.
The position is full-time and will be based in Arendal, Norway.
Blue Solutions is a global project funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), since 2013. It is being jointly implemented by GIZ, GRID-Arendal, IUCN and UNEP. The project focuses on sharing knowledge and developing capacity on how to sustainably use marine and coastal biodiversity among key political and technical stakeholders in this field.
The current project cycle from 2019 to 2021 is designed to consolidate the global Blue Solutions partnership and strengthen national and regional partner institutions. This will enable them to contribute more effectively to implementing the strategic plans of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework to protect, sustainably use and restore marine and coastal biodiversity.
In close cooperation with responsible Project Managers, the Marine Expert will:
Preferred professional qualifications:
Preferred personal qualifications:
GRID-Arendal’s salary system is currently linked to the Norwegian Government salary system. It is based on education and experience. Salaries are subject to Norwegian tax regulations. Insurance and personal benefits are provided in addition to salary.
Deadline for applications: 21 October 2019
Application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please send your application by email to: email@example.com and mark in the subject ‘Marine Expert Blue Solutions”, by close of business on 21 October 2019.
For more information about the position, please contact Head of HR Kari Scheie +47 9264 4420.
Type: Full time
Duration: Two years
Starting date: 2019-11-01
Ending date: 2021-10-31