Freshwater Expert

Full time position, based in Bucharest
Apply by January 3rd.

WWF-Romania is seeking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic
Freshwater Expert
The Freshwater Expert supports the efforts to protect and restore freshwater ecosystems and their services in Romania by ensuring effective implementation of freshwater-related activities.
The position holder contributes to the WWF Romania’s missions and objectives, by supporting WWF Romania Freshwater Manager in managing the ongoing projects and advocating for good governance at national level that will improve the integration of freshwater conservation principles and solutions into relevant policies and better implementation of existing legislation and regulations, especially regarding high impact sectors.
Your duties will include:
ü Supporting the implementation of the WWF Romania’s freshwater strategy and projects on rivers and floodplain restoration measures (especially in the Lower Danube and Danube Delta);
ü Engaging the local communities and other stakeholders in initiating, developing, and implementing Nature-based Solutions as a measure for coping with water issues (floods and droughts);
ü Supporting policy and advocacy work with expertise for improving the freshwater-related legislation framework;
ü Coordinating the externalized activities assigned to the position (cost estimate, preparing the necessary documents for tendering, contracting, monitoring, and payment, etc);
ü Supporting specific communication actions, e.g. draft information material, facilitate events, etc;
ü Supporting the development of new freshwater-related projects planned to be submitted to different donors;
ü Representing WWF and relevant projects, topics on events, conferences, and workshops related to the field of expertise.
ü In line with the overall Strategic Plan, contributing to the annual work plans with clear priorities, and ensuring their efficient implementation in the field of expertise.
ü Ensuring good exchange and communication of freshwater-related information within WWF and liaising with key external partners as necessary;
Supporting the WWF RO freshwater team on other tasks as required 
We expect from you:
ü Adhere to the WWF mission, as well LIVES in line with the WWF Values: Courage, Integrity, Respect and Collaboration
ü University degree (Bachelor’s/ Masters level or equivalent) in Natural sciences (Hydrology, Ecology, Biology, Geography, etc) or some discipline relevant to freshwater-related work;
ü Demonstrated knowledge and understanding on freshwater topics and of Romanian and EU policies and legislation.
ü Excellent command of written and spoken Romanian and English
ü Computer literacy
ü At least 3 years of working experience in positions with similar responsibilities;
ü Experienced in working with different/difficult people and in different/difficult environments;
ü Proven experience in writing position papers, background documents;
 Skills and Abilities:
ü  Strong analytical skills 
ü  Strategic thinking
ü  Excellent communication skills with the ability to transmit key messages to be embraced by audiences
ü  Strong prioritization and time management skills
ü  Strong coordination skills
ü  Excellent interpersonal communication skills
ü  Excellent team player 
We offer 
ü  The opportunity to make a difference – for Romania and WWF
ü  Challenging and fulfilling work in one of Europe’s most exciting eco-regions
ü  Friendly and highly professional working atmosphere in an international context
ü  Varying tasks and independent work style
ü  A pleasant working atmosphere and great learning environment 
If you are interested in joining the global WWF team, email your application documents including your CV and cover letter (in English) to [email protected]. Application deadline: 21.02.2024. Please understand that we can only reply to short-listed candidates.
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