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We are the largest international partnership for nature conservation.

Do you have what it takes to join the BirdLife family?

We are a global family of over 115 national partners covering all continents, landscapes and seascapes with regional offices in Accra, Amman, Brussels, Cambridge, Nairobi, Singapore, Suva, Tokyo, and Quito.

We are looking for people who are passionate about nature. Join our committed and diverse team and you will have the opportunity to play a part in creating a world where nature and people live in greater harmony, more equitably and sustainably.

The benefits on offer will vary by location, but wherever you work, you will have access to our Employee Assistance Programme and our on-line training platform.

If you want to make a difference and join the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership, then we would love to hear from you.


We are One BirdLife

As the BirdLife International Secretariat, we are committed to leading, coordinating and supporting the Partnership around the world according to the following values.

These values are core to the Secretariat. They define who we are and how we work together and with our Partners. This allows us to come together as one flock and collectively achieve our vision and mission.

Our shared values are the common thread that binds us together.

Act for nature
Birds are special. They give us a unique insight into the challenges nature faces and their beauty helps us connect people to nature. While birds are our entry point, and often our focus, our work encompasses all nature, and we take a whole systems approach.
Action through insight
We are the leading experts in bird science and conservation. We apply insights gained from the evidence to make informed decisions that drive practical and tangible solutions in conservation and policy.
The power of many
We support the largest Partnership for nature and believe that we are stronger together. Our network of independent grassroots organisations enables us to act locally while having impact globally. We build alliances with other like-minded organisations and individuals, engaging with civil society and through the Partnership with local communities to develop, drive and share conservation innovations.
Champions of change
The planet is in crisis, and we must take urgent action. We are leaders of change, and we welcome challenges, learn from experience and are ready to try new approaches. We stand up for nature and with the Partnership we bring about change by holding governments and other decision makers to account.
Diverse by nature
We celebrate the diversity of nature and each other. We are committed to creating a culture of mutual respect, where every voice is heard and individual differences, cultures, communities are valued. We believe that everyone can make a difference, and through our Partnership, we seek to provide a voice for those who would otherwise not be heard.
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Our shared values are the common thread that binds us together.

Open roles



Consultant to support and coordinate BirdLife European elections 2024 campaign

The consultant will be responsible for the BirdLife Europe campaign related to the European elections 2024. This will entail advocacy at Brussels level in collaboration with other NGOs and BirdLife Europe colleagues. He/she will be also tasked to coordinate and drive the campaign internally and support BirdLife Europe Partners in their work at national level.
Brussels, Belgium

IBA/KBA OFFICER (Part-time)

We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled, and experienced individual support development, implementation and monitoring of the Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) / Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) programme in Africa, thereby contributing to the ‘sites’ pillar of the BirdLife Strategy and in light of the IBA/KBA priorities in the BirdLife Africa Partnership Regional Plan.
Nairobi, Kenya

Science Officer (Birds & Energy)

We are looking for someone to support BirdLife’s science and technical work on understanding and addressing the impacts of energy infrastructure on birds, with a particular focus on developing approaches to spatially assess avian sensitivity to wind turbines, solar facilities and overhead powerlines.
Cambridge, UK

Policy Manager

We are looking for someone to coordinate the BirdLife Europe and Central Asia Policy and Advocacy team, under the guidance of the Regional Director, so as to place the BirdLife Partnership as the leading voice on nature conservation in the region, in particular at EU level.
Brussels, Belgium

Call for Tender for NGOs – Stopping ecosystem and climate-harming unsustainable bioenergy

Stopping ecosystem and climate-harming unsustainable bioenergy, linking key drivers of unsustainable land use and forest management, and highlighting deviations from European Union climate and environmental ambition to inform policy decisions and reform
Europe

Junior HR Business Partner

We are looking for two HR professionals to join our global team as we develop a business partnering approach to the way we manage our human resources.
Cambridge, UK

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Volunteering and Internships

If you are interested in volunteering in the BirdLife Cambridge office, please complete an expression of interest form and send to [email protected]

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at BirdLife Europe please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]