Executive Director

EEA - European Environment Agency

Executive Director

EEA - European Environment Agency

Copenhagen, Denmark

The European Environment Agency is recruiting its new Executive Director.

European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The role

As Executive Director, you will lead a key European Agency and contribute to framing policy on environmental, climate and sustainability issues at European as well as national level. You will enhance the role of the Agency as a key environmental knowledge provider to support the development and implementation of related EU policies with the wider goal of contributing to Europe's progress towards environment and climate goals for 2050. In close collaboration with the Environmental Information and Observation Network (Eionet), led by the EEA, and the wider network of stakeholders, you will play an active role in networking and exchanging knowledge, including on sustainability solutions. You will be actively communicating about the EEA's assessments and data relevant to ongoing and emerging policy and public debates.

About you

You are a strong leader able to manage large organisations in dynamic and changing environments, including operational, financial, and human resource dimensions. You are skilled at developing and implementing a strategic vision and facilitating innovation processes. You are accustomed to taking decisions in complex political environments. You have in-depth knowledge of EU environmental and climate policies and legislation under the European Green Deal, as well as of the operations of European institutions.

You also have experience in at least one of the following areas: environmental protection; climate change; health and circular economy. You are experienced in negotiating at a high level in a European or international environment of relevance to the EEA's mandate.

In addition to your excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a transparent and open manner and to maintain appropriate relations with stakeholders, you communicate efficiently with media and the public and can represent the Agency within its mandate.

Application

The European Commission handles the applications for this position. Applications to this position are open to nationals of the EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.

For the detailed job description, requirements and how to apply, please visit this website of the European Commission.

The closing time and date for the submission of applications for this call is 7 July 2022, 12.00 noon Brussels time.

About us

The European Environment Agency in Copenhagen is an agency of the European Union that provides environmental information to policymakers and the public.

The EEA helps the EU and its member countries to make informed decisions about improving the environment, integrating environmental considerations into economic policies and moving towards sustainability. The EEA also develops and coordinates the Environmental Information and Observation Network (Eionet), a network of national environmental bodies in 38 countries. The Agency plays an important role in monitoring, consolidating, evaluating and reporting on the implementation of the EU environment and climate legislation in Member States, in particular the European Green Deal and the 8th Environment Action Programme, as reflected in the EEA-Eionet Strategy 2021-2030.

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