Partner Development Officer

Application deadline: Wednesday, 12. March 2014 - 16:00

Partner Development Officer


• Location: Amman, Jordan; Cambridge, UK or Nairobi , Kenya
• Full-time, short-term contract
• Period: April to December 2014

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

We are looking for someone to support implementation of the capacity development component of the Partnership working with national BirdLife partner organisations through the BirdLife International regional secretariats in Africa and Middle East. The scope of work will include that the 10 BirdLife/country Partners participating in the Migratory Soaring Birds project receiving the institutional support necessary to grow within the project and BirdLife Partnership to attain their full potential in terms of institutional capacity, resource mobilisation, constituency building and conservation results. The post holder will also provide technical support consistent with international standards for a) project design, development and implementation, b) the organisation’s management and development and c) financial sustainability.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to conservation and understanding of the need for conservation capacity-building at individual and institutional levels; demonstrable knowledge of and interest in international biodiversity conservation (not necessarily birds). They will also have facilitation skills in international, multi-cultural settings; have at least two years field experience in practical project management within the conservation field; and have experience with grant management. Good desk-based research in a biodiversity conservation organisation is relevant, including good analytical and report writing skills.

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Closing date: 12th March 2014

Salary:  Negotiable based on experience (range £17,000 to £26,000 pa).

Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment@birdlife.org   

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held in person or by telephone.