Advocacy Officer – Wetlands For Resilience

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How would that feel, being responsible for the overall leadership and performance of the Global Landscape Team and the W4R project? Drive the W4R programme development and implementation in the Wetlands International network across global, regional and country offices


We are looking for a an Advocacy Officer who will be acting as an executive to the W4R Steering Committee and ensuring the smooth running of the W4R governance and management structures. The candidate would be a principal representative of W4R with global partners and liaison point for Sida communications; Managing the implementation of the W4R work plan and budget and ensures information flow within the W4R governance structure to ensure effective team working and timely decision-making; Leading Wetlands International in dialogue with partners and other programmes/initiatives to explore complementarity and synergy. Advising on policy positions, contributes communications products on wetland landscape recovery, and representing the organization in key external events. Ensures compliance with Wetlands International policies and processes; Manages W4R subcontracting to Landscape teams and international partners, with the support of the Programme Coordinator; Responsible for timely and high-quality technical and financial reporting on W4R to Sida; Is a member of the Programme Leadership Team that oversees and advises the Wetlands International programme portfolio; Contributes to upscaling of wetland landscape approaches through contributing to programme and resource development, Maintains an overview of the Wetlands International landscape programme portfolio.

About us

Wetlands International is the only NGO dedicated to the safeguarding and restoration of wetlands. At the heart of our vision is a plan to demonstrate whole landscape recovery in large wetland landscapes including mangroves, peatlands and freshwater wetlands across the world. These are landscapes which are among the top global biodiversity treasures, but which are also sources of much of the world’s land-based climate emissions and where people are poorest and most vulnerable. To make a global difference we seek to inspire and mobilize society to act and to influence levers of change.

Wetlands for Resilience Programme

The Programme has a 10 year goal to Upscale healthy, biodiverse, and well-managed wetland landscapes globally by 2030, contributing to climate resilience and environmental, social and economic sustainability. Its objectives are to:

  1. Bring together and share globally the learning and methodologies for holistic, ecosystem-led resilience building, from our global wetland landscape portfolio and partner programmes;
  2. Design and apply a Wetlands 4 Resilience model approach, toolkit and guidance to accelerate upscaling in our major wetland landscape regeneration programmes;
  3. Catalyse wetland landscape regeneration by others, through uptake and implementation of the W4R model approach across different sectors, globally.

The Wetlands for Resilience programme started in January 2023 and has a first phase until December 2026.

Terms of Reference

  • See Terms of Reference (TOR) Senior Advocacy Officer separately attached.

Job Offer

  • Full-time job, 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: Gross Euro 3.500 – Max.4.900 based on a fulltime contract.
  • Contract duration: One year, with expectation of extension.
  • Location: Global Office in Ede- Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Start date: a.s.a.p.

How to apply

To apply for the job, please send an application email with “Advocacy officer W4R”” as the subject to [email protected] attaching the two documents mentioned below in English:

  • An application letter (max 2 pages) stating your motivation for this position and your skills and experience for this post,
  • Your CV (max 4 pages)

Questions about the vacancy and/or procedure can also be sent to this email address.

The deadline for the application is 16 April 2023. Please note that interesting candidates can be approached before the closing date.

Advocacy Officer, Wetlands For Resilience - Terms of Reference