Fisheries Policy Officer
Location: WWF European Policy Office, Brussels
This position will play a key role in delivering WWF’s European fisheries governance work, with an emphasis on policy. S/he acts as a Brussels-based policy advocate vis-à-vis relevant European Union (EU) and European Commission (EC) institutions, and helps represent WWF before external audiences and within WWF’s network. S/he helps coordinate the related activities of WWF offices in EU member states, and provides a vital liaison with WWF activities promoting sustainable fisheries management.
- Degree or advanced technical qualifications relevant to the field of fisheries governance, fisheries monitoring, control, and surveillance, and/or trade in fish products.
- At least 5 years of relevant professional experience fisheries policy and/or fisheries management.
Required Skills and Competencies:
- An ability to interpret and analyse scientific, technical and economic fisheries data and apply it to WWF’s work.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and an ability to communicate complicated messages authoritatively and clearly to different audiences including through written materials, one-to-one meetings and presentations, other languages (especially French and/or Dutch/German) would be an advantage
- Strong networking and team building skills appropriate for a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
- Proven ability to act as organisational spokesperson and interact effectively with government representatives; significant experience interacting with fishing industry would be a strong advantage.
- Good knowledge of the WWF network and its programme of work.
- Experience of working on, and understanding the complexities of EU legislation.
- Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: “Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging”.
How to apply?Email a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: 19th November 2017
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.