Ocean Policy Officer

Posted on 13 June 2022

We are looking for a full time Ocean Policy Officer to support the policy efforts of the EPO ocean team and our ocean conservation advocacy towards the EU decision-making institutions. The post holder will support the head of unit, policy officers and the communications department in their political strategy development, establishing and strengthening political relationships and planning, and conducting advocacy actions. Location: WWF European Policy Office in Brussels

Main responsibilities:

  • Offering dedicated Fisheries policy and technical support and capacity to the EPO ocean team, in coordination with the Head of Ocean Policy and other policy officers;
  • Actively contributing with expertise in marine and fisheries policy and EU public affairs;
  • Monitoring marine policy developments especially in DG Mare and EP PECH Committee and carrying out advocacy activities on these issues together with other policy officers within EPO;
  • Interacting and coordinating activities with the WWF EU network on priority marine issues.
Regularly share EU policy updates with the WWF European network and assist in the monitoring of political developments on national and European level especially regarding the Common Fisheries Policy revision (e.g. external dimension, bycatch, linked with other EU environmental regulations) and illegal fishing in close collaboration with the Head of Ocean Policy;
  • Support the EPO ocean team in planning and carrying out their advocacy work towards the EU decision-making institutions;
  • Engage with policy makers to push WWF priorities;
  • Support the drafting of briefings, positions papers, letters and carrying out research of relevance to the EPO marine team;
  • Assist the EPO Marine team in promoting and securing the engagement from the WWF network on the implementation of WWF’s European multi-annual European policy strategy;
  • Coordinate the 05 work on IUU fishing.
 What you need:
Required Qualifications and skills:
  • A relevant Degree in economics, EU law, marine science, European studies or similar;
  • At least 2 years of experience in fisheries and marine issues;
  • An interest in, and commitment to, environmental and conservation issues;
  • Sound knowledge of marine conservation policies and international institutions to protect marine ecosystems and resources;
  • Sound knowledge of the EU legislative processes and policy formulation in the European Parliament, Council and European Commission;
  • Capacity to engage in public affairs and political environment and to build strong networks and relationships;
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to balance diverging demands and interests;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, and an ability to communicate complicated messages clearly to different audiences including through written materials and presentations; other EU languages are an advantage;
  • Flexible attitude and ability to identify opportunities and work individually;
  • Identifies & aligns with the core values of the WWF organisation: Courage, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration.
Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.

How to apply?

Please send a single PDF document with your updated CV and Motivation Letter to recruitments@wwf.eu by Friday 24 June 2022 midnight.


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