WWF-Hungary is seeking to recruit an experienced Project Coordinator to lead the policy-related work package of the Horizon 2020 “Merlin” Project, with budget volume close to EUR 1M and 8 partners from Europe. This is a limited, 4-year engagement.
The aim of the project is to build multi-stakeholder, multi-sector policies and knowledge sharing processes at the national and EU level, to showcase how restoration can be mainstreamed through non-environmental public policy instruments. The key focus of the work package will be to ensure that nature-based water solutions are supported by representatives of selected sectors (agriculture, insurance, water supply and navigation), working together with players of these sectors who are partners of MERLIN.
- Lead the project team, with the responsibility of project progress, performance, operation, quality control, risk management, contingency planning, knowledge exchange and communication.
- Coordinate the Work Package 4 part (responsibility of WWF-Hungary, in co-lead with James Hutton Institute), steer the activities where WWF-Hungary is involved, including active participation in the meetings of relevant working groups
- Lead the coordination of all the other work packages where WWF-Hungary is partner
- Work closely together with field experts from within WWF-Hungary, as well as external, as relevant
- Maintain contact with the lead partner and ensure that all partners contribute to activities relevant to WWF-Hungary
- Coordinate the work of other WWF offices that are involved in the MERLIN project (WWF-Hungary, WWF-Romania, ‘Living European Rivers’ initiative, WWF-Adria)
- Participate in project consortium meetings, organize stakeholder meetings and workshops
- Lead the monitoring, internal evaluation and learning processes
- Lead the technical and financial reporting, as well as the development of the follow up project plan (including implementation of the WP4 final outcomes)
- Ensure the work progress and project results of WWF-Hungary are communicated and via relevant communication channels
- At least 7 years of work experience in the field of water- or environment-related EU projects and/or policy work
- University degree or post-graduate degree, preferably in the field of conservation, environment, or water science
- Strategic planning and thinking
- Good communication skills and capacity to synthesize
- Stakeholder engagement capacity: outgoing person, open-minded, diplomatic, able to establish relationship with various sectors and partners
- Well organized, proactive person, with a can-do attitude; self-starter, quick learner, and good team player
- Ability to multitasking and working under time pressure
- Expertise in the field of EU freshwater policy, nature-based solutions, freshwater-related value chains and markets (especially in agriculture, water supply, navigation and insurance sectors) is a strong asset
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Hungarian is an asset
- Excellent networker, with good organizational and interpersonal skills
- Passion and dedication to WWF’s mission and environmental protection
- Alignment with the core values of the WWF organization: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration.
- Opportunity to make a difference for EU living rivers and in the CEE region as part of the WWF team;
- Friendly and highly professional working atmosphere in an international context and a great learning environment;
- Independent work style; with the full possibility of home office
- Salary according to NGO standards. Indicative budget - EUR 1800 gross per month.
For more information about WWF-Hungary kindly check the website: https://wwf.hu/en/kezdooldal/
For more information about MERLIN project visit it on the web: https://project-merlin.eu/