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Media Officer

Wetlands International is looking for a Media Officer.

About Wetlands International

Wetlands act as water sources, sinks and purifiers. They protect our shores. They are Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores. They support abundant and unique nature. But we have lost many of these wetland treasures. Since 1900 more than 64% of freshwater wetlands have been lost through drainage and conversion and much of the rest have been degraded. This leaves people and nature vulnerable. It’s time to reverse this trend. Together with many partners around the world, Wetlands International works to safeguard and restore wetlands to benefit people and nature.

Wetlands International is a worldwide, non-profit organisation with 60 years of experience. Our organisation is made up of a network of 20 offices, with outstanding staff working around the world. By enabling others to safeguard and manage wetlands better, we help to reconcile conflicts over water, reduce the risks and impacts of floods and droughts, meet future food needs and tackle climate change.

Purpose of job

The Media Officer will enable the organisation to raise its profile by increasing visibility amongst international media. S/he will focus on positioning the economic, cultural and ecological values of conserving and restoring wetlands, by developing the right messaging for different media channels.

Tasks

  • Design and implement a Wetlands International Global Media Plan in alignment with the Global Communications and Advocacy Strategy;
  • Build and manage relations with relevant international media;
  • Proactively look for media opportunities (articles, interviews, TV programs, press trips);
  • Respond to media requests;
  • Create impactful content – visually and written – and pitch it to relevant media;
  • Develop Q&A’s for the organisation;
  • Develop position papers on topics relevant for the organisation;
  • Advise on reputational risks and messaging;
  • Develop and execute media strategies for key mobilising moments (national, regional, or including use of print and digital materials, interactive events, or other creative approaches;        international conferences; international awareness and action days; major meetings);
  • Organise media trainings for Wetlands International senior staff across the globe;
  • Contribute to increasing the visibility of Wetlands International at a global level.

Profile

The successful candidate is an outgoing writer with relevant experience on media relationships and communications. Wetlands International’s Media Officer is proactive, creative, optimistic, and can transform scientific or technical content into compelling stories.

Essential skills and experience

  • Proactive, creative, optimistic and results-oriented;
  • Master’s or other advanced degree in communications, journalism, social sciences, international development, or related field;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of international media communications;
  • Excellent writing skills in English;
  • Experience in journalistic techniques, sensitivity for usage of text, language and images;
  • Knowledge and experience in digital and traditional media;
  • Experienced spokesperson;
  • Works well in a team environment as well as individually;
  • Ability to communicate success stories in versatile formats;
  • Belief in and passion for Wetlands international’s mission.

Desired skills and experience

  • Additional languages, especially French, Spanish, Dutch advantageous
  • An extensive relevant media network
  • InDesign basic knowledge
  • Experience in a holistic communication approach
  • Knowledge and experience in using analytics for taking decisions

 

Job offer

  • 24 hours per week
  • Salary scale 9-10
  • Contract duration 1 year, with possibility to extension
  • Location: Ede- Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Start date: a.s.a.p.

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating your motivation and the skills that you would bring to this specific post along with your resume /CV by email to [email protected]. Documents must be submitted in English, stated “Media Officerin the email subject line. Deadline for the application: June 11th 2017.

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Project Assistant

Wetlands International European Association in Brussels is looking for a Project Assistant located in Ede- Wageningen.

About Wetlands International

Wetlands International is a worldwide, non-profit organisation with 60 years of experience. Our organisation is made up of a network of offices, with outstanding technical staff around the world. By enabling others to safeguard and manage wetlands better, we help to reconcile conflicts over water, reduce the risks and impacts floods and droughts, meet future food needs and tackle climate change. Wetlands act as water sources, sinks and purifiers. They protect our shores. They are Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores. They support abundant and unique nature. But we have lost much of this wetland treasure. Since 1900 more than 64% of freshwater wetlands have been lost through drainage and conversion and much of the rest have been degraded. This leaves people and nature vulnerable. It’s time to reverse this trend. Together with many partners around the world, Wetlands International works to safeguard and restore wetlands to benefit people and nature. For our European Association, we are looking for a Project Assistant.

 The European Office project assistant will work with and support and report to the project manager within the organization. Relations will be maintained most intensively with the EU project team, consultants, association members and project beneficiaries and partners as well as other staff in the Netherlands office from the office global network.

Overall Job Purpose:

Provide administrative, reporting, financial and logistical and technical support to the EU project manager and Head of Office to ensure the timely, effective and efficient implementation of the EC Grant within Wetlands International.

Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Prepare draft contracts for consultants and subcontractors and monitors the terms and approval of the payments. Monitor processing, filing and timely implementation of the contract, signal deviations and ensure follow up by appropriate staff and partners.
  • Prepare draft project budgets, monitor budget expenditure and prepare invoices and transfer requests.
  • Compile information to facilitate project reporting by the project manager
  • Prepares project meetings, records the action points and minutes, and monitors their follow-up.
  • Ensure project archiving, maintain contact database in line with the applicable procedures and with the aid of automated systems.
  • Contribute to project proposal development with collecting CVs, track record, and proposal forms, updating the funding opportunities in automated system
  • Support the logistical organisation and coordination of workshops, Communities of Practice and (electronic) meetings (e.g. steering group, stakeholder meetings, and conferences) abroad and in the Netherlands; makes reservations and aligns with location, co-ordination of registrations and cancellations, co-ordination and planning of travel and accommodation of participants. Puts it in advance to the project manager for approval.

Skills and experience

Essential:

  • HBO thinking and working level in administration, secretariat and logistics. At least five years of experience in a similar position working in an international context, and preferably in the European context.
  • Able to work accurately and systematically (planning & organising), and know how to prioritize urgent and important tasks in consultation with relevant colleagues.
  • Excellent computer skills (excel, word, project administration, online document sharing systems, intranet)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written & spoken English
  • Excellent social skills, team player, specifically in a cultural diverse environment; experience in working with different cultures
  • Pro-active, ‘hands-on’ attitude
  • Stress Resistant
  • Flexible in workinghours/ working days
  • Prepared to travel to Brussels occasionally

Preferred:

  • Interest in working in an international multi-cultural environment
  • Active interest in current environment and development matters
  • Experience in book keeping would be an advantage
  • Working knowledge of Dutch, French or Spanish is an asset

Job Offer:

  • 24 hours per week.
  • Salary: € 2217 – € 2991 (based on fulltime, 36 hours) depending on education and experience.
  • Contract duration 1 year, with possibility to extension.
  • Location: Ede- Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Start date: a.s.a.p.

How to apply:

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating your motivation and the skills that you would bring to this specific post along with your resume /CV by email to [email protected]. Documents must be submitted in English, stated “PA WIEAin the email subject line. Deadline for the application: June 6th 2017.

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Technical Officer Species Distribution Modelling

Wetlands International is looking for an ecologist who loves to turn data into information.

About Wetlands International

Wetlands International is a worldwide, not-for-profit organisation with 60 years of experience. Our organisation is made up of a network of offices, with outstanding technical staff around the world. Together with many partners around the world, Wetlands International works to safeguard and restore wetlands for people and nature. By safeguarding and managing wetlands better, we help to conserve biodiversity, reconcile conflicts over water, reduce the risks and impacts of floods and droughts, meet future food needs and tackle climate change. This position will contribute to the Climate Resilient Flyway project[1]. In this project, we assess the vulnerability of wetlands and waterbirds in Europa and Africa to climate change and develop, advocate for and implement approaches to safeguard them.

[1] https://www.wetlands.org/casestudy/creating-climate-resilient-wetlands-for-waterbirds-and-communities-across-the-african-eurasian-flyway/

The Job

Develop waterbird species distribution models for the present and a number of scenario’s in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Based on these models and additional climate change and hydrological data, assess the vulnerability of waterbird populations and the critical wetlands they depend on, to climate change.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out relevant project activities
  • Maintain geodatabases related to species distribution modelling
  • Publish results
  • Provide input into project development

Profile

The successful candidate is an Ecologist with a passion for conservation and experience with species. (S)he knows how to work with Data, Geographic Information Systems and Statistics and is able to work in a very structured and precise way. Besides that, you are a team player with good English language skills.

Essential skills and experience

  • MSc in a relevant topic
  • 1 – 3 year relevant experience
  • Species distribution modelling experience (ideally with peer-reviewed published work)
  • Geographic Information System skills
  • Database management
  • Strong statistical skills

Job Offer

  • Full-time, 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: depending on your knowledge and experience scale 7.
  • Contract duration: 1-year contract.
  • Location: Ede- Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Start date: a.s.a.p.

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating your motivation and the skills that you would bring to this specific post along with your resume /CV by email to [email protected]. Documents must be submitted in English, stated “Technical Officer SDMin the email subject line. Deadline for the application: Sunday May 28th 2017.

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We are urgently looking for a volunteer!

 

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic volunteer that can help us enter information in the computer program EndNote. Experience with EndNote is not required but preferred.

Are you good at typing and ready to get to work?

Then we are looking for you!

 

We are looking for someone who is flexibly available on work days. The worktimes are also flexible. We offer a commute allowance of €0,15 per kilometer (for a max of 100 km) or a compensation of €1, – per hour.

Interested? Contact us at [email protected]. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your motivation to come work with us. Your CV is off course always welcome.

For more information about us you can visit our website: www.wetlands.org.

 

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