GRID-Arendal is looking for a Senior Expert Marine Environment

GRID Arendal
Senior Expert

GRID-Arendal is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and welcoming workplace. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Main Activities
  • Actively contribute to the strategic development of GRID-Arendal's Marine Environment Programme  
  • Develop new projects related to the marine environment - with a particular focus on sustainable and inclusive ocean governance
  • Plan and lead multiple or large-scale projects with a clear responsibility and accountability for project management
  • Lead research and analysis to build a knowledge base on sustainable and inclusive ocean governance, conservation of blue forests or blue economy
  • Work closely with other staff to ensure that GRID-Arendal delivers high quality outcomes, with a particular focus on supporting developing countries to address the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss on the oceans and coastal communities
  • Lead the development of innovative communication products, including reports, policy briefs and outreach materials, for a wide variety of stakeholders and end users
  • Build a network of new donors and external partners
  • Share knowledge internally with the team, develop a strong team culture and guide and coach/mentor internal resources
  • Give lectures, public presentations, publish work and develop new methods or tools recognized by partners

Professional Qualifications
  • Master degree or equivalent in environmental science, development studies or related field preferably with experience on addressing marine environment issues
  • At least six years of relevant experience on marine and coastal environmental issues
  • Proven track record in project development, fundraising, implementation, and management; particularly projects related to the marine environment
  • Proven track record in working in and leading diverse and remote teams
  • Experience working with the UN or international environment or development programmes, and a strong professional network
  • Excellent communications skills, including both written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of other languages, particularly French or Norwegian would be an asset
  • Strong track record in successful project completion, delivering high impact outcomes

Personal Qualifications
  • Excellent team player and ability to work independently
  • Strong leadership and organisational skills
  • Ability to pursue multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and consistently meet deadlines
  • Excellent networking capabilities and diplomatic skills
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in an international and culturally diverse environment

GRID-Arendal will offer
  • A competitive salary based on qualifications and years of experience
  • International working environment linked to the UN Environment Program and Norad (manager of grants in the field of development from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate and the Environment
  • Work in one of Europe's leading environmental communication centers, of great social significance
  • A good working environment with the opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary, challenging, creative and ambitious research and information environment
  • Flexitime scheme, with summer and winter time
  • Exceptionally good pension schemes and employee benefits

If you have any questions

About the position or the content of your application:

  • Chief Culture Officer Anette Sørensen +47 48 27 37 50
  • Head of Programme Marine Environment Torill Sæterøy        +47 90 04 60 24.

For technical support in Jobbnorge:

  • Phone: +47 75 54 22 20
  • Email: kundeservice@jobbnorge.no

Om arbeidsgiveren

GRID-Arendal is a non-profit environmental communications centre. We transform environmental data into innovative, science-based information products and provide capacity-building services. We aim to inform and activate a global audience and motivate decision-makers to effect positive change. GRID-Arendal collaborates with the United Nations Environment Programme and other partners around the world.

GRID-Arendal was established in 1989 by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment to support environmentally sustainable development by collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme and other partners. The launch of GRID-Arendal was an outgrowth of the World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission.


We work closely with UN agencies, regional organizations, national governments, and other strategic partners to create positive environmental outcomes and impact, particularly in developing countries. A major focus for GRID-Arendal is supporting fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris climate agreement, and other regional and international commitments. Our work is organised into programmes on Polar and Climate, Marine Environment, Waste and Marine Litter, and Transboundary Governance & Environmental Crime, supported by the Project Support Office and the Productions and Communications office.


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