Oceans Project Assistant | Part time

We are looking for a part-time employee to join our secretariat! Could this be the position for you?
Please apply via the form before September 6th 23h59 CEST.

Oceans Project Assistant

We are looking for a project assitant to work with the EU4Ocean Coalition Project Lead and an Ocean Conservation Liaison Office
16 hours per week
  • Assisting the Project Lead in the planning and execution of project milestones (e.g. Youth4Ocean General Assembly) and high-visibility actions;
  • Supporting the implementation of services included in the Young Ocean Advocates programme (mentoring, resources, visibility, capacity-building);
  • Mapping and reaching out to potential new members, experts, and partners;
  • Planning, launching calls and participating in the selection of Young Ocean Advocates, supporting the Project Manager in mapping existing projects and disseminating calls to external partners and networks;
  • Bringing a fresh perspective to the YEE Oceans Team when it comes to strategising innovative ways to bring ocean literacy to different youth communities and groups operating in Europe.

The ideal profile

  • Is familiar with an international working environment, but is also comfortable with being part of a small project team
  • Proactively contributes to project team tasks
  • Undertakes responsibilities and carries out tasks independently
  • Has experience with youth work and stakeholder management
  • Has background knowledge in sustainability and ocean issues
  • Has a general understanding of EU Institutions and Governance
  • Has a creative approach and can come up with innovative solutions
  • Motivated to interact in an international environment with different organisations, institutions, and individuals working from all over the EU
  • Able to work remotely and collaborate with the team under this regime


  • Has experience working with ocean literacy and/or has participated in ocean literacy actions
  • Has previous experience working in a EU Project consortium

About the EU4Ocean Coalition project

The EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy is a EU-funded, bottom-up initiative connecting diverse organisations, projects and people that contribute to ocean literacy and the sustainable management of the ocean. The Coalition aims at enhancing awareness and engagement of all actors involved in the sustainable management of EU waters and seas, while also supporting its members to become agents of change in perception, values, attitudes and behaviour towards sustainable ocean management. Finally, this project will bring ocean literacy high on the policy agenda, contributing to the implementation of EU marine and maritime policies and of SDG 14 (Life Below Water). The Coalition is made up of three communities: the EU4Ocean Platform, the Youth4Ocean Forum and the Network of European Blue Schools.

This project, which is now in its second implementation phase, is funded by the European Commission’s DGMARE and CINEA and works closely with the IOC-UNESCO ocean literacy team. The EU4Ocean Coalition is implemented by a Consortium of 7 Partners across Europe, which includes: ACTeon (coordinator), Seascape Belgium, YEE, Nausicaá-National Sea Centre, Ciência Viva, the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA), and REVOLVE. It is also supported by Euractiv, EuroGOOS, EAZA, JPI Oceans, and European Schoolnet.

Since December 2022, YEE has been leading WP2 of this project, consisting in the coordination, facilitation and animation of the Youth4Ocean Forum – a European network of young ocean leaders and change-makers. The EU4Ocean Forum was created by a group of 40 founding members back in 2020 and is now counting 300+ members and Young Ocean Advocates.

What do we offer?

  • Part-time position of 16 hours per week with the rate of 12 EUR/h according to a 12-months service contract;
  • An inclusive work environment with fun, friendly and passionate colleagues from all corners of Europe;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Remote work or opportunity to work with us in our office in Prague;
  • Possibility to learn and grow very quickly with the opportunity to learn about communications policy-making processes at the national, European and international level;
  • Potential for opportunities to travel during the mandate to cover a YEE event in-person (such as YEE training courses, general assemblies or UN events).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:

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Oceans Project Assistant | Part time