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Job: Senior Officer – Ecosystem Assessments

Positioned in the core team of The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) at the French National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), the Senior Officer on Ecosystem Assessments is expected to manage projects related to ecosystem assessments and provide policy support in his/her area of expertise. Application deadline is Friday 31 January 2020.


  • Plan and elaborate projects (content and budget) for year n+1, in collaboration with EEA and ETC partners
  • Organise and monitor work progress of every ETC expert involved (from MNHN as well as from partners)
  • Provide and maintain expertise on ecosystem assessments at supra-national and European scales to support existing and new public policies at European and EU levels, within the projects s/he manages and in contribution to other ETC projects
  • Represent ETC/BD (EU expert groups, conferences, meetings, etc) and disseminate ETC/BD work (publications, presentations…), in her/his field of expertise

Eligibility criteria

  • MSc or PhD in a relevant field (Ecology, Environmental Science…)
  • Experience relevant to the position: > 5 years
  • Project management, including budget
  • Transversal management with remote colleagues in an international context
  • Strong expertise in ecosystem assessments including influences of sectors and EU biodiversity and nature policies
  • Communication to various audiences (especially policy makers)
  • Fluent English (oral and written)

Good knowledge of French is not essential but would be advantageous for the position, located in Paris.

For further information on the position (in both English and French), the job descripton is attached.



  • job
  • Senior officer
  • European Topic Centre
  • MNHN