Global Science Coordinator - Programmes
- Open ended contract
- Full time (35 hours per week)
- Salary in the range of £30-37k (plus generous pension contribution).
BirdLife International is a global partnership of national conservation organisations present in 120 countries and territories. BirdLife works together as a partnership to conserve wild birds, their habitats and global diversity, by working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife’s unique local-to-global approach enables us to deliver high impact and long term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
At BirdLife’s Global Secretariat in Cambridge, UK, the Science Division coordinates efforts on behalf of the BirdLife Partnership to set priorities for species and site conservation (through assessments of the world’s birds for the IUCN Red List, and identification of Important Bird Areas), identify threats and priority actions, undertake relevant research, and provide scientific analyses and information to underpin BirdLife’s policy, advocacy, communications and conservation programmes.
We are seeking to recruit a Global Science Coordinator who will provide scientific leadership to ensure robust science informs and drives conservation action on the ground (in particular through BirdLife’s Programmes) and underpins BirdLife’s policy and advocacy. The postholder will coordinate aspects of the Science Division’s work, including species-related elements, through programme development, project management, research collaborations, policy application, fundraising and staff-management.
The ideal candidate will have
- PhD in relevant subject, or equivalent experience
- Excellent knowledge of the world birds, the threats they face, actions required, and relevant conservation issues
- Good understanding of the IUCN Red List assessment process
- Proven track record in research, analysis, scientific writing, publishing, setting and applying scientific standards
- Significant postgraduate experience and credibility in conservation science
- Good people- and project-management skills
- Strong presentation and communication skills
- Ability to think strategically, solve problems and identify creative solutions
If you have any queries about the post please contact Stuart Butchart (email@example.com).
To apply please e-mail your CV and an explanatory cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, marking your application with ‘Global Science Coordinator’, and stating how you heard of this vacancy. Applications to be received by 1 March 2013. Interviews are scheduled for 11 March 2013.