Project Officer - South East Asia Forest Policy

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

Project Officer - South East Asia Forest Policy

 
• Location: Cambridge, UK
• Full time: 35 hours per week
• Contract: Fixed term contract to 14 January 2022
• Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum plus competitive 12% pension benefit
• Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days
 
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 a capable, well-organised and hardworking candidate for the role of Project Officer - South East Asia Forest Policy, based in Cambridge.  
 
The South East Asia Forest Policy Project Officer will work with BirdLife Partners to support the coordination of a five year (2017-2021) initiative, funded by the European Commission, 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, Philippines and Papua New Guinea. 
 
The Project Officer will be responsible for monitoring and reviewing the project’s €5 million budget and spending to ensure it complies with the rules of the European Commission and to help ensure the successful implementation of the project. In addition, the officer will support the project manager in their duties including monitoring project activities and risks and coordinating project management groups and meetings. They will also help lead the project reporting and evaluation.
 
The ideal candidate will have substantial work experience in project administration, project reporting and budget management. They will be a highly organised team-player demonstrating attention to detail and an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Experience of operating within an international environment, dealing with large grants and the conservation sector is desirable.
 
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.