Global Science Coordinator (IBAs/KBAs)

Application deadline: 
Thursday, 24. January 2019 - 23:45

Global Science Co-ordinator (Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas / Key Biodiversity Areas)

Location: Cambridge, UK
Full time: 35 hours per week
Contract: Open-ended
Salary: £38,000-£45,000 pro rata per annum plus competitive 12% pension benefit
Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 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. BirdLife is widely recognised as the world leader in bird conservation. 
We are looking for someone to coordinate BirdLife’s global science work on Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs). The IBA Programme works to identify, document, monitor and effectively conserve a global network of sites that are important for the world's birds and other wildlife. Over the past four decades over 12,000 sites have been identified and documented globally. Rigorous science  underpins BirdLife’s IBA Programme, helping to set priorities, shape policy and advocacy and enable the implementation of successful conservation programmes for birds and all nature. BirdLife is a key member of the KBA Partnership and co-hosts the KBA Secretariat. 
The jobholder will be responsible for ensuring BirdLife’s work on IBAs and KBAs are scientifically robust, and that the BirdLife Partnership of 120 national organisations are engaged and fully supported in the science elements of these Programmes, including through provision of guidance and technical support on the identification of IBAs and KBAs.  
The ideal candidate will have 
Very strong scientific and technical abilities, including in data synthesis and analysis, and writing and publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers
Wide knowledge of and interest in ornithology and conservation issues, with experience in protected area science and conservation
Experience in setting and applying scientific standards 
Familiarity with the criteria and process for identifying IBAs and KBAs
Partnership building skills to support a network of conservationists and scientists from across 120 countries
Strong aptitude for identifying and pursuing creative solutions to issues and problems and to initiate and guide innovative work.
Closing date: 24 January 2019
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: 
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held during 8-15 February 2019