Biodiversity Conservation Officer / Forest Program

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 15. January 2020 - 23:45

Biodiversity Conservation Officer / Forest Program

 
• Location: Quito, Ecuador
• Full time: 40 hours per week
• Contract: Open-ended
• Salary: 24,000 USD a year
• 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 Biodiversity Conservation Officer / Forest Program to manage the day by day of the forest program projects, organize field events, manage conservation data, participate in conservation planning, develop project packages, respond to partner inquiries and maintain manual project records. May include collecting, assembling and analysing various types of data, from the field or through document surveys, organizing events and meetings, and assisting in the production of reports and outreach materials. Work may be done in the field, or be based entirely in an indoor setting, facilitating meetings and compiling the information.
 
The ideal candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, biology, ecology, natural resources management, or related field and work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Good knowledge in conservation and project management
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite
• Experience coordinating multiple projects
• Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
• Experience handling standard business communications
• Ability to pursue new and unfamiliar challenges, work independently, think on one’s feet, and devise innovative solutions to novel challenges
• The very nature of the job requires innovative and creative approaches to project design and planning, program development, proposal writing, fundraising and international program coordination/implementation
• Fluency in English and Spanish. A third language desirable (Portuguese or French). Ability to avoid jargon and use clear, simple language when the situation demands
• Willingness to travel regularly, sometimes for extended periods within the Americas
 
The job holder will be a team leader and a team player, but have the ability to work independently, being motivated by a passion for bird and biodiversity conservation in the Americas.
 
 
Closing date:  15 January 2020
 
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: itala.yepez@birdlife.org
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.