Policy Officer (Coastal and Maritime Economy)

Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

Paris, France 🇫🇷

Position advertised

Under the supervision of the ocean programme director and in close collaboration with the ocean team, the successful candidate will: 

  • Lead the ocean team’s activities towards more influence on the private sector and the economic drivers affecting marine policy; 
  • Contribute to the strategic development of the ocean programme, bringing innovative ideas, relevant networks and work methods/culture; 
  • Participate in the development of new projects, from design to implementation, including the search for funding and partners; 
  • Contribute to the coordination of a 4-year multi-stakeholder project on sustainable marine and coastal tourism; 
  • As required, support the Ocean team in the implementation of ongoing projects, especially on high seas and regional ocean governance. 

To that purpose, typical think tank activities include: 

  • Producing reports, notes and policy briefs for decision-makers, as well as project deliverables, including events such as workshops and webinars;
  • Coordinating with projects partners, including on reporting processes;
  • Participating in relevant international meetings and conferences;
  • Presenting and publicizing the results of IDDRI’s work, in cooperation with the Communication team and partners, to a diverse range of stakeholders (international organisations, government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, the media etc.); 
  • Contributing to fundraising activities. 

Required qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Have at least 5-7 years of relevant work experience in: 
    – Influencing business policies/practices and public policies
    – Using economic and business analysis to craft and execute influence strategies
    – Developing or contributing to a strategy at an NGO, think tank or similar bodies 
    – Coordinating multi-stakeholder projects 
  • Have a master’s degree or doctorate in a relevant field, e.g. economics, environmental economics, business administration; 
  • Have experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder meetings; 
  • Be fluent in English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

In addition, the following attributes would be an advantage:

  • Good knowledge and understanding of the international and regional frameworks and processes related to the governance of the Ocean; 
  • Work experience in Africa and/or Asia; 
  • Proficiency in French and/or Spanish (C1+); knowledge of other UN languages. 

Location and contract

The successful candidate will be offered a 24-month contract based at IDDRI’s offices in the heart of Paris, which could lead to a permanent contract depending on the evolution of IDDRI’s funding and strategic programming. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, determined in accordance with IDDRI’s established rules and regulations (+/- 41k€).

Beginning of the contract: January/February 22

How to apply?

Applications should be sent to Julien Rochette ([email protected]) and Lisa Dacosta ([email protected]) by November 26th, 2021, with the following reference in the Object: “IDDRI Ocean position”

Candidates should submit a PDF file containing: a cover letter and CV (max. 2 pages each); a list of selected publications (where relevant); a writing sample (e.g. a published paper, media article, or essay); and a list of referees (3 max).

Interviews will be held before December 20th.

IDDRI is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. Due to the volume of applications, we regret that only short-listed candidates will receive feedback on their application. 





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