Marine Project Officer for the Mediterranean Marine Initiative (MMI)

Posted on 24 November 2022

Location: flexible, any given Mediterranean country
Want to make a positive difference to the future of people and our one shared home, the Earth? Working at WWF could be your opportunity of a lifetime.
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We are an independent conservation organization, striving to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife. From individuals and communities to business and government, we are part of a growing coalition calling on world leaders to set nature on the path to recovery by 2030. Together, we seek to protect and restore natural habitats, stop the mass extinction of wildlife, and make the way we produce and consume sustainable.

Location:  flexible, any given Mediterranean country


Contract type: fixed term (2 years renewable)


Provide support to regional projects within the Mediterranean Marine Initiative (MMI) Project Team at WWF Mediterranean with a specific focus on Blue Forests and Marine Protected Areas. Duties include project coordination (supervision of country operations, support to field teams, setting up meetings, tracking and submitting invoices), internal and external communications (coordinating fact sheets, preparation of communications material for distribution), and design, planning and coordination of capacity building workshop and events (capacity building trainings, workshops, Marine Protected Areas (MPA) exchanges).  The incumbent may be expected to travel to support the projects.

Main responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of regional projects and/or specific pilot/country projects implemented by WWF Offices or partner organizations with a particular focus on blue forests and MPAs;
  • Support the national teams and partners in implementing and delivering on work-plans, reports, monitor progress on budget allocation and spending;
  • Identify challenges and provide solutions in the implementation of the field components of the marine projects assigned;
  • Identify the most suitable technical experts to assist project’s teams and organize their missions in the pilot sites;
  • Facilitating workshops/meetings;
  • Create synergies among field projects, disseminates results and lessons learned;
  • Conduct missions in the project’s sites and/or other countries in accordance with the work-plan defined within the projects;
  • Ensure that WWF standards, procedures and guidelines are respected and complied with;
  • Support the implementation of the MMI Strategy and its Action Plans;

●Support the development of project proposals and other fundraising initiatives.

What you need:

Required Qualifications:  
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in environmental studies, marine sciences, natural resources management, or a related field;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the implementation of field projects related to marine conservation, and preferably seagrass restoration and protection;
  • Proven experience in project management at a global or regional level.
Required skills and competences:
  • Strong verbal and written communication and ability to effectively communicate with individuals from a variety of disciplines, cultures and backgrounds;
  • Capacity to work on multiple projects at the same time and detail-oriented;
  • Experience working in an international environment;
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills;
  • Resourceful and ability to work proactively and efficiently with tight deadlines and turn-around;
  • Able to support an event or workshop in another country;
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office software;
  • Familiarity with WWF policies, values and procedures preferred;
  • Fluency in English. French or other Mediterranean languages a plus;
  • Embraces the WWF mission and values of the organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration.

How to apply?

Interested candidates should prepare and submit: a cover letter and a curriculum vitae in English to the following e-mail address:
The subject should read “Marine PO MMI”. 
Deadline for applications: 18th December 2022.
Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce!

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