The IEN is hiring

We’re hiring a policy officer for the Marine Protected Areas Campaign! 

Are you passionate about policy and the ocean? Join our MPA Campaign team to help ensure that Ireland creates the right legislation to support our marine ecosystems. 

This position offers an unprecedented opportunity to develop policies and contribute marine expertise within a coalition of NGOs aiming to secure a well-protected, ecologically coherent network of marine protected areas, including highly protected sites, in Irish waters.

A primary focus of this role will be to provide technical expertise in relation to Marine Protected Areas and Ecosystem Based Marine Management. The Policy Officer will lead the production of reports, policy analysis and development and engage with stakeholders and decision-makers in order to influence marine protection.

The role of the Policy Officer is to work as a core part of the campaign team. You will have a track record of initiating, managing and delivering evidence-based policy work that informs policy objectives and advocacy work. You have in-depth knowledge and understanding of marine policy issues facing Ireland. You will provide a strong and articulate voice to key decision-makers and stakeholders.

You will be comfortable working both with coalition partners and independently, delivering on the agreed objectives and strategy.

You can find the full job description here.

To apply please send the following to aoife.omahony@ien.ie

  • A letter of motivation (not more than one page) indicating your salary expectations, and two referees
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A one page review of what you regard as the (policy and legislative) barriers and enablers for securing a network of effective and well managed MPAs in Irish waters

Deadline for applications is Friday 21st January 2021.