OCEANA seeks a marine policy advisor to be part of our European Policy and Advocacy team, to lead and finalise a campaign on transnational marine protection in the Baltic Sea. This project involves two components:
1. Policy work to advance the protection of the Quark (shared between Finland and Sweden), and of the Sound (shared between Denmark and Sweden), building on Oceana’s previous research and policy work in these areas.
2. Organisation of an event to release the report from an at-sea research expedition that documented marine biodiversity in the Quark
This position is expected to start 02/09/2019 or as soon as possible thereafter and will finish 31/12/2019. The work will be carried out in close cooperation with other Oceana staff in Europe.
The successful candidate will be responsible, in collaboration with other members of the Oceana team, for leading and finalising our campaign aimed at improving marine protection in the Baltic Sea via transboundary marine protected areas (MPAs). The work focuses specifically on the Sound and the Quark, where there is a real opportunity to develop marine conservation across international borders, building on existing knowledge and interest about the importance of these areas The position involves carrying out policy work with local authorities and national governments in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden, to drive the process of protection forwards.
The candidate will contribute to Oceana’s broader European campaign plans and successfully achieve project goals. Specifically, she/he will:
The successful candidate will have a degree in marine science or other relevant discipline and experience in policy campaigns, preferably in marine conservation in the Baltic Sea.
The position requires:
*Eligibility to work in Denmark, Sweden or Finland.
The post is for 5 days/week, until the end of 2019. Travel within the Baltic Sea region will be required.
The closing date for applications is 09/08/2019, and the selection process will be ongoing throughout this period -early submission of applications is therefore encouraged. Ideally, the candidate will start by 02/09/2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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