• Do you want to drive forward the next phase of the renewable energy revolution?
  • Do you want to help build a new global clean industry based on Dutch technology and know-how?
  • Do you have the skills to motivate others around you to share that same passion?

If so, then the Dutch Marine Energy Ambassador may be the job for you!

We’re looking for a self-starter to represent the Dutch marine energy sector at a national level.

The mission is clear, yet demanding: to raise the sector’s profile vis-à-vis the Dutch government, and to help marine energy receive the support necessary to be a key part of global decarbonization efforts .

  • We need someone who can simply but compellingly articulate the sector’s potential and needs , to different audiences within the national government.
  • We need someone how to create and action a dvocacy strategy – securing meetings with the right people, making calls and knocking on doors, writing clear position papers and setting up credible and engaging events.
  • We need someone who will quickly build close working relations with the key marine energy players. Someone who can trust and build a consensus around common messages and policy positions.

The successful candidate will work in the offices of Dutch marine energy players in the Netherlands, while liaising with OEE, which is based in Brussels, Belgium.

The successful candidate will have the title ‘Dutch Marine Energy Ambassador’

The work would span 2 years, with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities

Policy & Engagement

  • Define the yearly policy/advocacy strategy in consultation with OEE and the Dutch marine energy sector
  • Act as a public spokesperson for the sector and ensure the sector is well known and understood at a national level
  • Carry out engagement campaigns at all levels, with or without the support of marine energy players
  • Write policy documents – primary position papers but also potentially larger publications such as the ‘ETIP Ocean Powering Homes’ report
  • Identify media outreach and public relations opportunities, and engage with the press where of value
  • Conduct policy analysis to generate data and define main messages
  • Engage with external stakeholders – industry coalitions, renewable industry, NGOs,
  • Organise an annual event, bringing together the sector and important decision-makers
  • Engage with national-level engagement efforts in other European countries to ensure coordination – e.g. France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, the UK

Services to the Sector

  • Regular engagement with Dutch marine energy players
  • Answer policy queries Dutch marine energy players
  • Write briefings on key Dutch funding opportunities and new legislation
  • Consult the sector on policy dossiers

Qualifications

  • University degree in relevant field (political sciences / economy / environment…)
  • Mandatory: Minimum 7 years experience
  • Mandatory: Excellent oral and written Dutch & English (proven)
  • Mandatory: Proven track-record in working with national-level institutions and authorities in the Netherlands – e.g. Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
  • Mandatory: excellent knowledge of Dutch government structures and decision-making processes
  • Asset: In-depth understanding of the Energy / Renewables / Marine Energy sectors at a national, EU and world level.

Profile

  • Highly driven, self-motivated and ambitious for the sector.
  • Sound judgement. Able to provide rapid analyses of data & issues and to identify which actions will deliver most value for the sector.
  • A clear and compelling communicator. Able to articulate the value of the sector to society and to present recommendations to internal and external audiences.
  • An open and secure personality, willing and able to work collaboratively with a wide range of different personality types
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