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Blue Energy Fellow

About the job

Within the scope of the new BLUECEE project (Strengthening policy and Governance Capacity for Blue Energy in Central and Eastern Europe), the Center for the Study of Democracy is looking for motivated university students and young researchers, interested in taking on the role of coalition officer in the newly established Black Sea Renewable Energy Coalition (BSREC).

BLUECEE aims at strengthening the capacity and readiness for multi-level governance of sustainable energy deployment in 4 CEE countries (Croatia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria) with a focus on unlocking the enormous offshore wind potential in the region. In order to do so, the project envisions the establishment of an informal Black Sea Renewable Energy Coalition, where various stakeholders from the region such as businesses, public authorities, knowledge institutions and civil society, meet on a regular basis to exchange ideas and align their interests.

The role

As Blue Energy Fellow you will act as ambassador for BSREC for 6 months and take care of all things related to public relations such as:

  • screening and using different types of opportunities for raising the visibility of the BLUECEE project;
  • writing regular updates on the coalition’s activities and disseminating them through different social media channels;
  • maintaining personal contacts with potential strategic collaborators;
  • preparing BLUECEE-related content specifically for the communication channels of the European Climate Initiative who is funding the project.
  • moderate the coalition’s regular working group meetings;
  • join capacity building workshops in Sofia;

The Blue Energy Fellowship Programme offers an opportunity for young talents interested in a career in the up-and-coming field of blue energy to gain invaluable experiences, build a network with like-minded people and make a decisive contribution to the green transition in the region.

What we are looking for

  • University students / PhDs / Young professionals
  • Fluency in English, story writing in English is required
  • Communication and organisation skills
  • Social media content creation skills
  • Experience / proven interest in renewable energy / marine activities / environmental protection is an asset

What we offer

  • Part-time engagement (15-20 hours per week) limited to 6 months
  • Participation at high-level capacity-building activities about nature-based solutions for marine renewable energy with international experts
  • Study-visit to a successful offshore wind energy community in Northern Europe.
  • Working with an multicultural team of experienced researchers and practitioners
  • Promoting you as the ambassador of the Black Sea Renewable Energy Coalition
  • Monthly grant

How to apply

If you'd like to apply, please send us: 1) your CV; 2) a Motivation letter, elaborating on your personal drive to participate in the Programme; and 3) a one-pager on why blue energy should be exciting for young people in Bulgaria.

Contact: [email protected]

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