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Advertisement for a Junior Project Coordinator for the Blue Flag programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Blue Flag programme is seeking an experienced project coordinator who is fluent in English to assume the full-time position of “Blue Flag – Total Beach Access Project coordinator” at its international Head Office in Copenhagen potentially from 1st April 2019 (date flexible)

About us:
FEE is an umbrella organisation of NGOs with member organisations in more than 70 countries worldwide, working to promote positive action based Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through its five programmes: Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) and Learning about Forests (LEAF), Blue Flag and Green Key. FEE is internationally recognised by various UN organisations as a leading organisation promoting and implementing ESD. The International Head Office of FEE is located in Copenhagen, Denmark with currently eleven staff members. For more information about FEE and its programmes please refer to

Blue Flag is a  world-renowned eco-label trusted by millions around the globe,  operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education. In order to qualify for this prestigious award, a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety-related and access-related criteria must be met and maintained. Through close collaboration with our members on any and all issues they may have, the Foundation for Environmental Education works tirelessly to ensure the programme's expansion, and that the unrivalled standards of the Blue Flag are maintained internationally. For more information about the Blue Flag programme, please refer to

Blue Flag runs all its business in English.

Job description:
The “Blue Flag and Total Beach Access project coordinator” is a new position within the Blue Flag Programme.

The Blue Flag and Total Beach Access project coordinator will be responsible for the overall administration, communication and supervision of the new Blue Flag and Total Beach Access partnership and other duties/responsibilities related to the Blue Flag Programme. This partnership will enhance accessibility on all Blue Flag beaches by providing sponsored walkways and amphibious wheelchairs throughout the network. More information about the project can be found here:

The Blue Flag and Total Beach Access project coordinator will be in direct contact with the National Blue Flag Operators in order to help them in the administration and development of the project in each country. She/he will also be in direct contact with Total Beach Access, as the link between the National Operators and Total Beach Access.

The Blue Flag -Total Beach Access project coordinator will answer directly to the International Blue Flag Director. Note that this is not a managerial position.

Requisite skills, knowledge, and abilities:

·         Graduate or professional degree in Business management, Project management, or a related field.

·         5 years’ of increasing experience and responsibility in a relevant business/or programme coordination setting.

·         Demonstrated business skills and current knowledge of business strategies, project management.

·         Proven successful experience in all aspects of project/programme management including reporting, content development and following budgets

·         Demonstrated ability to interact with a broad range of constituencies, public and private sectors.

·         Excellent English writing and oral presentation skills.

·         Innovative and able to develop and lead the partnership within the strategic directions set by the International Blue Flag Director.

·         Capable of working within a diverse international NGO landscape and solution-based approaches

·         Self-motivated, able to show independence, initiatives, and to meet strict deadlines

·         A sound knowledge of PR and communications in social media


The following abilities will enhance any application:

·         A sound knowledge of the principles and practices of field accessibility

·         Experience in managing international projects

·         Experience in multi-cultural communities

·         A high level of proven communication skills

·         Fluency in two or more languages

·         Strong people skills

·         International experience


For the right candidate, we offer an exciting position in which you will be part of an inspiring team and atmosphere, working with a positive-change programme in an international context. Salary is dependent on previous experience and there will be international travels connected with the role. The working contract will be for one year, with a potential to renew for another one or two years. This is a full-time position of 37h per week. For more information about the position please contact Sophie Bachet Granados, International Blue Flag Director on +45 61 24 80 81 or  

Please send your CV and letter of with contactable referees and a covering letter by e-mail to Sophie Bachet Granados, with the subject line: ‘Application for the position as Blue Flag and Total Beach Access project coordinator’. The deadline for receiving applications is 17 March 2019. First round of interviews will be held end of March 2019.


Sustainable tourism related 6-month internship at the Foundation for Environmental Education

The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is looking for an intern that would like to work with our tourism-related environmental programmes Blue Flag and Green Key for at least 6 months from 1 April – 30 September 2019 (exact dates can be flexible). The main areas of work will be communication and PR as well as tasks related to the dissemination of best practices of the two programmes.

Main tasks and responsibilities

 1.    Communication and PR

  • Development of PR materials for the Blue Flag and Green Key programme (e.g. online brochures, info-graphics, animated videos) supervised by FEE’s Communication Officer

  • Composing of news articles for website and social media

  • Development of newsletters

  • Social Media maintenance

 2.    Support in the applicant evaluation

  • Assisting in the evaluation of Green Key applicants and re-applicants

  • Assisting in the evaluation of Blue Flag applicants

 3.    Managing the dissemination of best practices of the Blue Flag and Green Key programmes

  • Maintaining and extending the best-practice databases of the two programmes

  • Maintaining, extending and developing material for the Green Key online resource centre

  • Communicating with the FEE member organisations and other international partners to gather information and materials for the best practice databases of the two programmes

 4.    Administrative tasks

  • Taking care of ad hoc administrative tasks such as database maintenance, response to general requests, taking care of the post

  • Other office-related tasks

 Terms and conditions

  • Unpaid internship for a duration of a minimum of six months. The successful applicant will be provided with a work space at the FEE Head Office in Copenhagen, Denmark

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for own accommodation and transport between home and FEE Head Office

  • The intern is entitled to one round trip to his/her home country paid by FEE (economy ticket) if the intern is living abroad when starting the internship

  • The intern has to inform FEE about existing holiday plans in the internship period during the interview. Holidays during the internship have to be confirmed by the intern’s supervisors and should be announced 2 weeks in advance.

  • English is the official language at FEE Head Office

  • The applicant has to be an EU citizen or has to have a valid EU work permit before starting the internship

Required skills and experience

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • The applicant should have a background or work experience in sustainable tourism, sustainable development or other sustainability-related fields of work

  • Precise and organised way of working

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office package

  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, preferably beyond the private level

  • Experience with design programmes such as Adobe software

  • Capability of working in a team as well as independently

  • Comfortable working in a multicultural environment

Application procedure

1.Please send your CV and motivation letter via email to:

Finn Bolding Thomsen

Sophie Bachet Granados

* Please send your application to both email addresses above

* Please write in the subject “Application for BF/GK Internship”

* If you can present samples of your work in PR or communication (e.g.    

   blog posts, articles etc.) please attach them to your application

 2.     The short-listed applicants will be called for an interview on Skype or in person at the FEE Head Office (evaluation process will take up to two weeks, depending on the volume of applications)

 3.     The successful applicant will be contacted  

Please contact us at any time if you have any questions regarding the internship.

 The deadline for applications is 15 March 2019


Foundation for Environmental Education
Scandiagade 13, DK-2450 Copenhagen SV, Denmark
Tel. +45 70 22 24 27 (Mon-Thurs 9-16, Fri 9-14)