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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.
BirdLife International, values, humming bird
Our shared values are the common thread that binds us together.

Open roles


Red List Assistant

We are looking for someone to join our Science Division in the Global Secretariat, to support BirdLife’s work on assessing the IUCN Red List status of the world’s birds
Cambridge, UK



Director of Policy

We have an opportunity for an experienced policy leader with exceptional negotiation and influencing skills to join our global team, and to develop and implement BirdLife’s ambitious policy agenda.
Cambridge, UK

Finance Administration Assistant, Americas

We are looking for someone to provide assistance in monitoring of financial management, as well as contracts with partners and donors, travel, human resources and general administrative support as well as some data and research assistance.
Quito, Ecuador

Biodiversity Data Technical Officer

We are looking for someone to support the management of BirdLife’s spatial and tabular datasets on species and important sites for their conservation in order to maintain the quality and integrity of these data, and provide summaries of them through information dashboards and reports.
Cambridge, UK

Science Officer (ecosystem services)

We are looking for someone to work closely with the Science team to produce a new module in the Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment with methods and guidance to non-specialists on assessing air quality regulation as an ecosystem service at particular sites.
Cambridge, UK

Senior Energy Policy Officer

BirdLife Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is looking for a dynamic, passionate and committed energy professional to support BirdLife Partners on EU energy strategies and policies with a specific focus on offshore development.
Brussels, Belgium

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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]