Project Manager - South East Asia Forest Policy

Application deadline: 
Sunday, 19. November 2017 - 23:45

Project Manager - South East Asia Forest Policy

 
• Location: Kuala Lumpur
• Full time: 40 hours per week
• Contract: Fixed term contract to 14 January 2022
• Salary: EUR 34,000 – EUR 44,000 per annum 
 
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 seeking an experienced, highly motivated candidate for the role of Project Manager - South East Asia Forest Policy, based with the Malaysian Nature Society in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 
 
The Project Manager will work with BirdLife Partners to coordinate the delivery of a five year €5 million initiative, funded by the European Commission (EC), aimed at building the capacity of civil society organisations in South East Asia to participate effectively in forest monitoring, management, planning and policy processes. The focal countries of the project are Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. 
 
The Project Manager will play the lead role in ensuring the activities are delivered in line with the project scope, timeframe, funder rules and budget. In addition to overall project management duties, this role will also involve capacity building for the partners in this project to engage in forest governance. This will include training support on forest policy, management, conservation planning and land use planning.  
 
The ideal candidate will have (a) excellent knowledge of forest conservation policy and practice, (b) substantial work experience (preferably five years or more) in nature conservation, with a track record of overseeing multi-partner initiatives, and (c) highly developed project management skills, including the demonstrated ability to effectively manage large grants.
 
A detailed job description can be found here. 
 
Closing date: 19 November 2017
 
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 late November/early December 2017.