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Preventing Extinctions Programme Coordinator, Africa

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of Preventing Extinctions Programme Coordinator, Africa.

Application deadline
Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Full time
40 hours per week

2 year fixed term

Gross monthly KES290,000 – 310,000 and 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.

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of Preventing Extinctions Programme Coordinator, Africa. The main purpose of the Preventing Extinctions Programme Coordinator will be to offer strategic leadership and coordinate the efforts of the BirdLife Secretariat and Partnership in Africa in development and implementation of strategies, projects and activities for conservation of bird species in Africa. Since vulture conservation in Africa is a high priority for BirdLife International, the Preventing Extinctions Programme Coordinator will also lead and be the focal point for vulture conservation in Africa.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Master’s degree in conservation / natural resource management/ related field or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of biodiversity conservation, ornithological knowledge and interest in raptors will be an advantage
  • Deep understanding of conservation issues in Africa; Good knowledge and interest in ornithology, ecology and applied biology; appreciation of the need for targeted species conservation, and the requirements to achieve it.
  • A proven track record of relevant work experience in biodiversity conservation, including planning, proposal writing, project development and management and networking

See the full job description

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 “Preventing Extinctions Programme Coordinator, Africa” in the subject line.

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.