Foundation for Environmental Education – Blue Flag

Advertisement for a Junior Project Coordinator for the Blue Flag Programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Blue Flag programme is seeking an experienced project coordinator who is fluent in English to assume the full-time position of “Blue Flag – Total Beach Access Project coordinator” at its international Head Office in Copenhagen potentially from 1st April 2019 (date flexible).

About us: FEE is an umbrella organisation of NGOs with member organisations in more than 70 countries worldwide, working to promote positive action based Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through its five programmes: Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) and Learning about Forests (LEAF), Blue Flag and Green Key. FEE is internationally recognised by various UN organisations as a leading organisation promoting and implementing ESD. The International Head Office of FEE is located in Copenhagen, Denmark with currently eleven staff members. For more information about FEE and its programmes please refer to www.fee.global.

Blue Flag is a world-renowned eco-label trusted by millions around the globe, operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education. In order to qualify for this prestigious award, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety-related and access-related criteria must be met and maintained. Through close collaboration with our members on any and all issues they may have, the Foundation for Environmental Education works tirelessly to ensure the programme's expansion, and that the unrivalled standards of the Blue Flag are maintained internationally. For more information about the Blue Flag programme, please refer to www.blueflag.global

Blue Flag runs all its business in English.

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Job description: The “Blue Flag and Total Beach Access project coordinator” is a new position within the Blue Flag Programme.

The Blue Flag and Total Beach Access project coordinator will be responsible for the overall administration, communication and supervision of the new Blue Flag and Total Beach Access partnership and other duties/responsibilities related to the Blue Flag Programme. This partnership will enhance accessibility on all Blue Flag beaches by providing sponsored walkways and amphibious wheelchairs throughout the network. More information about the project can be found here: http://www.blueflag.global/new-blog/2019/2/22/everyone-welcome-down-by-the-sea

The Blue Flag and Total Beach Access project coordinator will be in direct contact with the National Blue Flag Operators in order to help them in the administration and development of the project in each country. She/he will also be in direct contact with Total Beach Access, as the link between the National Operators and Total Beach Access.

The Blue Flag -Total Beach Access project coordinator will answer directly to the International Blue Flag Director. Note that this is not a managerial position.

Requisite skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Graduate or professional degree in Business management, Project management, or a related field.

  • 5 years’ of increasing experience and responsibility in a relevant business/or programme coordination setting.

  • Demonstrated business skills and current knowledge of business strategies, project management.

  • Proven successful experience in all aspects of project/programme management including reporting, content development and following budgets

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a broad range of constituencies, public and private sectors.

  • Excellent English writing and oral presentation skills.

  • Innovative and able to develop and lead the partnership within the strategic directions set by the International Blue Flag Director.

  • Capable of working within a diverse international NGO landscape and solution-based approaches

  • Self-motivated, able to show independence, initiatives, and to meet strict deadlines

  • A sound knowledge of PR and communications in social media

The following abilities will enhance any application:

  • A sound knowledge of the principles and practices of field accessibility

  • Experience in managing international projects

  • Experience in multi-cultural communities

  • A high level of proven communication skills

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  • Fluency in two or more languages

  • Strong people skills

  • International experience

For the right candidate, we offer an exciting position in which you will be part of an inspiring team and atmosphere, working with a positive-change programme in an international context. Salary is dependent on previous experience and there will be international travels connected with the role. The working contract will be for one year, with a potential to renew for another one or two years. This is a full-time position of 37h per week. For more information about the position please contact Sophie Bachet Granados, International Blue Flag Director on +45 61 24 80 81 or sophie@fee.global.

Please send your CV with contactable referees and a covering letter by e-mail to Sophie Bachet Granados, sophie@fee.global with the subject line: ‘Application for the position as Blue Flag and Total Beach Access project coordinator’. The deadline for receiving applications is 17 March 2019. First round of interviews will be held end of March 2019.