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Head of São Tomé and Príncipe Project Office

We are looking for someone to provide management and leadership for effective delivery of the projects in São Tomé and Príncipe, supporting fundraising, and building strategic alliances and reputation for sustained biodiversity and ecosystems conservation actions in São Tomé and Príncipe.


Application deadline
Thursday, 14. October 2021 – 23:45

Location
São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe (with frequent travels to Príncipe Island)

Full time
40 hours per week

Contract
2-years, renewable

Salary
€42,000 to €49,000 annual, pro rata, plus competitive 12% monthly pension benefit, dependant on skills and experience


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 provide management and leadership for effective delivery of the projects in São Tomé and Príncipe, supporting fundraising, and building strategic alliances and reputation for sustained biodiversity and ecosystems conservation actions in São Tomé and Príncipe. 

This person will ensure efficient and effective delivery of the projects implemented or co-implemented in São Tomé and Príncipe [including but not restricted to: the EU-funded “ECOFAC6” project, the BirdLife-led component of the EU-funded “Landscape” project, the BirdLife-led component of the GEF/UNDP-funded “Biodiversity” project, as well as co-financing projects from the Foundation Prince Albert II, the Rainforest Trust, or the Waterloo Foundation]; being responsible for the overall monitoring & evaluation, reporting, providing leadership & guidance, and managing overall operations of the Project Office. 

The ideal candidate will have

  • a Master’s degree in natural and/or development sciences  
  • significant experience in projects management 
  • significant field-based experience in forest management, natural resources governance, private sector collaboration and community development.
  • demonstrated knowledge in biodiversity conservation, community & government & private sector engagement, in African context
  • excellent project and financial management skills & facilitation and institutional capacity building skills
  • ability to set work priorities, organise activities, meet deadlines and monitor projects
  • written and verbal communication skills in Portuguese (and English and/or French)
  • innovative ideas for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development 

Closing date: 14 October 2021 

Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of three referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity.

Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: [email protected]    

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.