Project Officer, Marine Plastics & Coastal Communities project

November 21 2017


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IUCN – Project Officer, Marine Plastics & Coastal Communities project

Vacancy #:            2662

Unit:        Global Marine and Polar Programme

Organization:        International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Location:               Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland

Reporting to:         Senior Coordinator, Regional Seas/EU Overseas

Work percentage:                100%

Function group:    P1

Expected start date:            03 January 2018

Type of contract:                  Max-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)

Application Closing date:        26 November 2017



  1. Ensure the daily MARPLASTICCs project activities implementation in close collaboration with the MARPLASTICCs project Coordinator;
    2. Liaise with the MARPLASTICCs Technical adviser, and get his advices when needed and monitor his assigned tasks for the MARPLASTICCs project;
    3. Facilitate the preparation of the meeting of the MARPLASTICCs Steering Committee and take care of the follow up activities including reporting;
    4. Prepare and monitor contract with consultants, review consultants’ deliverable in collaboration with the MARPLASTICCs project Coordinator and Technical adviser;
    5. Ensure technical reporting to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA);
    6. Support the finance department regarding the financial report;
    7. Coordinate Communication officer activities on communication material, project webpages and event preparation;
    8. Liaise with the regional offices and ensure synergies and good collaboration with the regional offices;
    9. Identifying potential funding sources for follow up IUCN’s activities on plastics;
    10. Carry out other technical support from time to time as required by the MARPLASTICCs Coordinator and Technical;
    11. Take care of regularly informing the monitoring matrix.


  • A Master degree in environmental sciences, sustainable development or any other discipline that is relevant to nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources;
  • 3 to 5 years relevant experience;
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills (other languages are an asset);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Good organizational, administrative, reporting and communication skills;
  • A motivated self-starter with an ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines without compromising the quality of outputs;
  • A team player with a strong interest to work in an international environment;
  • Proven, knowledge and experience in plastic issues is a great asset.

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