Prospect Expert Platform

Project Opportunity

Monitoring expert Nature/Climate

Country Benelux, EU
Sectors Environment
Language English, French, Dutch
Status Unknown
CV Deadline 2017-12-08
Background

Prospect C&S is member of the NEEMO consortium, formed by 9 European companies, which is contracted by the Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises / European Commission to monitor the projects of the LIFE programme. As part of these responsibilities, NEEMO also organises thematic platform meetings and conducts dedicated studies regarding the implementation of the EU environmental policy (e.g. marine, forest, land stewardship, etc.). Within NEEMO, Prospect C&S runs the central team and is in charge of the monitoring of the LIFE projects in Benelux. Since 2014, different strands have been included in the LIFE programme, such as climate change. Additionally, large integrated projects (so called IPs) have been launched, for the monitoring of which additional expertise is required. These IPs intend to implement environmental legislation and goals on a wider scale. They provide funding for plans, programmes and strategies developed at the regional, multi-regional or national level. Among others, nature protection (including Natura 2000 network management) and water management are two areas of primary importance in Integrated Projects. The present recruitment takes place in this context. For more background information please consult the following websites: www.prospect-cs.be , www.neemo.eu , http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/ , http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/publications/lifepublications/generalpublications/generalpub.htm http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/projects/ip.htm#ipenv2014

Project Position 1

Position Nature expert
Activities

You work within the NEEMO consortium as an expert in charge of the monitoring of ongoing LIFE Nature projects or Climate Change projects in the Benelux, which includes but is not limited to: - Assessment of the technical progress of the projects through the progress reports, field visits and meetings; - Verification that the management of the projects is in line with their grant agreement and the Common Provisions/General Conditions (HR inputs reporting, procurement procedures and invoicing); - Assessment of the project’s progress at a technical level as well as its replication, environmental impact and provision of possible policy inputs; - Reporting on findings and providing recommendations to the Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises / European Commission; - Assistance to the beneficiaries (guidance on the interpretation of LIFE Common Provisions; verification of the eligibility of expenditures/costs, review of beneficiaries’ draft reports,…

The job entails project visits in the Benelux and possible occasional travel abroad in Europe.

Qualification

• Master’s degree in the field of environment or equivalent

Required Experience

A t least 5 years of relevant working experience in nature protection, conservation, and/or water management • To have worked on water management, river ecology, hydrology, watershed management is an added value • Proven experience in project management in the area of environment • first-hand experience in stakeholder consultation, stakeholder engagement, involvement of the private sector in initiatives for biodiversity protection, institutional aspects, conservation finance, land use planning are all an advantage • Experience with Climate Change aspects is an added value

Estimated Manpower approximately 12 wd/project/year
Other

Skills: • Strong technical competences in the working field (nature and biodiversity, protected areas and green infrastructure) • Experience in the implementation of the EU nature policy • Professional level of English (oral and written) • Professional level of Dutch. A good level of French is an added value • Able to deliver high quality output on time • Networker

Personality: • Possessing excellent oral and written communication skills • Analytic • Teamplayer • Flexible • Pro-active

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Project Position 2

Position Climate experts
Activities

You work within the NEEMO consortium as an expert in charge of the monitoring of ongoing LIFE Nature projects or Climate Change projects in the Benelux, which includes but is not limited to: - Assessment of the technical progress of the projects through the progress reports, field visits and meetings; - Verification that the management of the projects is in line with their grant agreement and the Common Provisions/General Conditions (HR inputs reporting, procurement procedures and invoicing); - Assessment of the project’s progress at a technical level as well as its replication, environmental impact and provision of possible policy inputs; - Reporting on findings and providing recommendations to the Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises / European Commission; - Assistance to the beneficiaries (guidance on the interpretation of LIFE Common Provisions; verification of the eligibility of expenditures/costs, review of beneficiaries’ draft reports,…

The job entails project visits in the Benelux and possible occasional travel abroad in Europe.

Qualification

• Master’s degree in the field of environment or equivalent

Required Experience

• At least 5 years of relevant working experience related to climate change adaptation, mitigation, and/or policy • Proven experience in project management in the area of environment

Estimated Manpower approximately 12 wd/project/year
Other

• Strong technical competences in the working field (nature and biodiversity, protected areas and green infrastructure) • Experience in the implementation of the EU nature policy • Professional level of English (oral and written) • Professional level of Dutch. A good level of French is an added value • Able to deliver high quality output on time • Networker

Personality: Possessing excellent oral and written communication skills • Analytic • Teamplayer • Flexible • Pro-active

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