Environmental Policy Officer

Conflict and Environment Observatory
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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As part of efforts to better address the environmental dimensions of conflict prevention and response, peacebuilding and recovery, a growing number of organisations involved in humanitarian response and peacekeeping are identifying and implementing environmental policies in their operations. However, efforts to fully address the environment in the mine action sector – which is often an early responder after conflicts – remain underdeveloped.

We are currently seeking a full time environmental policy officer to work on a joint project with a Norwegian humanitarian mine action NGO to develop, and help implement, environmental safeguarding policies across the three pillars of its humanitarian disarmament field operations: mine action, arms management and destruction, and conflict prevention and protection. In addition to minimising the environmental footprint of their field operations, the project will also identify opportunities to address not only acute explosive threats to civilians, but also relevant medium and longer-term threats to the health of communities associated with wartime environmental degradation.

Contract: One year initially, full time.
Salary: £35,000
Location: West Yorkshire, UK.
Closing date: 1st February 2019.

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