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Project Assistant (Aquatic Warbler network) – Internship announcement

About Wetlands International European Association

Established in September 2013, Wetlands International – European Association (Wetlands International Europe) is the single network organization in Europe bringing together 10 NGOs whose shared mission is to inspire and mobilize society to safeguard and restore wetlands for people and nature. Our ambition for the period 2020-2030 is to upscale action to safeguard and restore wetlands, collaborating with multiple partners and mobilizing a wide range of actors to transform whole landscapes and sectors. Our access to cutting-edge science, combined with our understanding of EU policies, and the on-ground experience from our members, partners, and their networks, in addition to our global network, makes us a credible and effective advocate for improving European policies and practices.

We operate with a growing Secretariat of 15 people, being our key priority to raise the voice of our members in Europe, share knowledge, improve policies and build capacities among stakeholders. For more information, please consult https://europe.wetlands.org/

The Aquatic Warbler is a globally Vulnerable species that is also listed as a priority for LIFE funding. Building on two LIFE projects (NAT/E/8616 and LIFE 16 NAT/ES/000168,) Wetlands International Europe will coordinate efforts toward the conservation and restoration of a site network for the Aquatic Warbler along its Atlantic migration route.

In 2022, we would like to establish an updated inventory of key stopover sites and initiate contact with key interested organizations and site managers in view of creating a network of sites. An Aquatic Warbler flyway meeting will be organized whose outcomes will feed in the preparation of a concept in 2023 to attract (primarily local) donors to finance the conservation and restoration of Aquatic Warbler habitats.

The overall purpose of the job

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Organise relevant meetings with interested organizations and site managers.
  • Promote the establishment of the Network using Wetlands International Europe´s communication channels.
  • Work closely with Wetlands International Europe´s members, In particular Fundación Global Nature.
  • When needed, attend events and meetings to promote the Aquatic Warbler network.

Working relations

INSIDE Wetlands International: Wetlands International  Communications Team and Wetlands International Europe’s team. The post holder will report to the Biodiversity Programme Manager and European Programme Manager.

OUTSIDE Wetlands International: Partners, donors, members, and other key stakeholders.

Profile

  • Interested in conservation issues
  • Seeking hands-on experience organizing and running a meeting in Brussels
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English. Spanish would be an advantage.
  • A detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently, but also as a member of a team
  • Proactive and communicative with an international outlook
  • Curious & creative and with a good sense of humor
  • Possess empathy with the aims and objectives of Wetlands International Europe.
  • Good GIS and data management skills are an asset.

Internship Offer

  • This offer is only applicable to students. His/her educational institute should be able to provide an Internship agreement to be signed among the three parties.
  • Part-time or Full-time job. To be agreed with the Intern.
  • Reimbursement of a maximum of 400 EUR, based on 36 hours working week. The Intern will be asked to register hours and submit a monthly expense claim.
  • Start date: a.s.a.p.
  • Contract duration: until the end of December 2022 with the possibility of renewal in 2023.
  • Location: Europe

Applications should include a covering letter summarizing the applicant’s suitability for the position and a detailed CV. Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] and [email protected] marking your application with “Project Assistant (Aquatic Warbler network)” in the subject line.

 

Photo by Fundación Global Nature.