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Forest Program Manager – Americas

We are looking for a Forest Program Manager to lead the planning, management, coordination, supervision, and the monitoring and evaluation of Forest Program projects and activities in the region.

Application deadline
Friday, 6 October 2023

Quito, Ecudaor

Full time
40 hours per week

Open ended

USD 2565 monthly

Annual Leave
21 days pro rata 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 a Forest Program Manager – Americas to lead the planning, management, coordination, supervision, and the monitoring and evaluation of Forest Program projects and activities in the region, coordinating closely with the Forest Program Global Team to carry forward actions in the Americas that form part of global initiatives/priorities.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Deep knowledge of deforestation trends and drivers, as well as proven strategies and technologies to reduce forest loss and encourage forest landscape restoration.  
  • Strong grasp of regional political, socio-economic and cultural issues, and how these influence the conservation and restoration of forest ecosystems in North, Central and south America and the Caribbean.
  • Ideally, the candidate holds strong knowledge and/or experience in scoping and developing carbon finance projects for voluntary or compliance-based carbon markets.
  • Proven ability to design, manage and co-ordinate programmes, projects and budgets to completion with a proven ability to secure funds.
  • Familiarity with international conservation issues, including relevant multilateral environmental agreements and instruments.
  • Familiarity with regional bird conservation priorities.
  • Substantial work experience and proven track record in forest conservation and restoration, sustainable forestry and agroforestry, biodiversity conservation and development fundraising, strategic planning, program and project development, and management of conservation impact, preferably at international level.

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BirdLife values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Find out more about our Diversity statement.

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability.

We are able to offer a hybrid model of working on site and from home/remote for most roles, which helps to ensure a flexible work life balance

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 “Forest Program Manager – Americas” in the subject line.

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.