Project Manager - Marine Sustainability Assessments
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is organising an open competition with a view to recruiting a contract agent to work as Project Manager in the area of integrated marine resources management and related maritime matters and further with a view to establishing a reserve list.
The EEA is an Agency of the European Union (EU) and one of the decentralised Union bodies. The EEA aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment, through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy-making agents and the public.
The EEA is seeking to recruit an experienced environmental analyst with expertise on ecosystem-based approaches to managing and enhancing the sustainable use of the natural capital of Europe's seas.
Under the responsibility of the Head of Group - Water and marine, reporting to the Head of the Natural systems and sustainability Programme, the Project Manager shall be responsible for providing strategic planning and operational delivery of integrated and policy relevant assessments contributing to the knowledge base related to the ecosystem-based management which underpins the MSFD and the development of the European Union's (EU) Blue Growth objectives, which aspire to a sustainable use of the seas.
The main scope of work relates to describing how ecosystem-based management could materialise in the marine context and how to improve marine knowledge, as well as considering future challenges in relation to the long-term sustainability of maritime activities (systems / transition analysis). Human activities are reaching levels that threaten the productivity and resilience of our seas, and our wellbeing. Degrading the oceans' life-support function actually means crossing a critical planetary boundary, which is central to the vision of EU's 7th EAP. Focus will also be on the effectiveness of main EU policy tools that support determining the 'safe operating space' to allow Europe's maritime sectors to flourish; policies that also provide a framework that can be adapted to deal with further changes and uncertainty in the state of Europe's marine environment.
The successful candidate is professional, creative and motivated by environmental matters at large, has very good analytical skills and can demonstrate excellence in their chosen field, and is able to network with partners across Europe (e.g. EEA member countries, European Commission services, European Parliament, Regional Sea Conventions, ICES and other international organisations).
The position will entail the following tasks carried out in line with the objectives of the EEA multi annual work programme and the annual management plan:
Candidates applying must satisfy the following eligibility criteria on the closing date for the submission of applications:
In addition, in order to be eligible a candidate must:
Candidates should assess carefully and check before submitting their application whether they fulfil all the conditions for admission laid down in the vacancy notice, particularly in terms of qualifications and relevant professional experience.
For a full decsription and application instructions: