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Conserva Aves Programme Manager, Americas

We are looking for someone to develop and manage the implementation of the Conserva Aves Initiative in the Americas.

Application deadline
Friday, 24 June 2022

Quito, Ecuador

Full time
40 hours per week


USD 38,000 per annum (including benefits)

Annual Leave
21 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 25 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 looking for someone to develop and manage the implementation of the Conserva Aves Initiative in the Americas, in line with the Americas Regional Programme, the Americas Partnership priorities and the overall BirdLife Global Strategy 2023–2033. Your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead the implementation of BirdLife’s support to the Conserva Aves Initiative in the region.
  • Oversee the implementation and management of training and monitoring activities, and other related priorities of an agreed portfolio of funded projects in the 4 countries of the tropical Andes
  • Fundraise for/ provide input necessary for the development of funding proposals to support the implementation of Conserva Aves in the Tropical Andes or in any of the 5 additional countries that are part of the initiative.
  • Facilitate information and lessons learn sharing between partners in the region.
  • Support National Coordinators to lead their country activities
  • Provide strategic and technical support to BirdLife Partners, through the Conserva Aves Initiative
  • Be part and contribute to the Conserva Aves Management team, working closely with National Audubon, ABC and RedLac.

The ideal candidate will have

  • M.Sc. or a Ph.D. in Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resources Management or related areas or equivalent experience.
  • Good knowledge of birds, their habitats and priority sites in the Americas and understanding of key regional political, conservation and development issues.
  • Proven ability to design, manage and co-ordinate programmes, projects and budgets to completion.
  • Proven ability to secure funds.
  • Familiarity with international conservation issues, including relevant multilateral environmental agreements and instruments.
  • Substantial work experience and proven track record on protected area designation and management, bird, livelihoods and biodiversity monitoring, and training.

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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: [email protected] marking your application with “Conserva Aves Manaer” in the subject line.

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.