The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, is the Secretariat of the Trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation (the Danish, Dutch, German cooperation at government level for the protection of the Wadden Sea, TWSC) and the coordinating hub for the Wadden Sea World Heritage. The
Secretariat is located in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The working language is English.
CWSS is seeking to recruit, beginning from the 1st of January 2021, a
The focus on the incumbent’s task within the small Conservation Unit of the CWSS will be on all aspects the TWSC is involved in, but predominantly related to the bird topics at large.
For decades the CWSS has played an important role in realising a consistent monitoring scheme for breeding and migratory birds in the Wadden Sea. More recently, with the adoption of the Wadden Sea Flyway Vision by many partners (2014) and the launching of the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative as a result of the UNESCO recommendation at the time of inscription of the Wadden Sea on the World Heritage list (2009), the CWSS is becoming more and more active on the international Flyway level.
As the CWSS is supporting and servicing the TWSC on all aspects of the ecosystem conservation, he/she will also act as secretary to some expert groups dealing with e.g. salt marshes and dunes or alien species. The final allocation of these working fields will be made in close collaboration with the other colleagues to guarantee the full coverage of all working and expert groups.
This full-time post offers an appealing and increasing broad range of partnership-related communication and interaction with a huge number of very diverse stakeholder organisations and -networks across the Wadden Sea region as well as in West Africa and the Arctic Region.
Given the recognised and central position of the CWSS with respect to the general overall data-handling at trilateral level, to support the overall CWSS performance in this respect, at least a basic general knowledge level in this respect is expected.
The CWSS itself offers a diverse and dynamic working environment, covering many work fields in a trilateral political-management setting, with a dedicated international staff. The office itself is located at the border of the seaside in the charming city of Wilhelmshaven.
The Program Officer’s general objectives are to implement and support the execution of tasks assigned by the Wadden Sea Board to the CWSS. Within this general framework the following tasks are to be fulfilled, in close cooperation with the TWSC and other partners:
Salary and allowances:
Based on the German Collective agreement for Civil Service Employees (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst, TVöD), depending on qualification and experience comparable up to level 13.
Duration of appointment:
A long-term contract can be offered, after a probation period of 6 months.
This selection and recruitment process will be conducted in accordance with relevant German and European law.
For further information on the job description you may contact Bettina Oleksik via email
or by tel +49 (0)4421-910817
Please submit your email application in English to the head of the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Bernard Baerends (email@example.com). Interviews are foreseen to take place beginning of December 2020.
Deadline for applications: Dec 1st, 2020