IBA Conservation Officer for Europe and Central Asia

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 25. May 2021 - 23:45

IBA Conservation Officer for Europe and Central Asia

 
• Location: Cambridge, UK
• Full time: 35 hours per week
• Contract: one year fixed term with the possibility of extension
• Salary:  £24,000 – 26,000 pro rata per annum dependent on experience.  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.
 
This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to BirdLife’s input into the Mediterranean MAVA M3 Outcome Action Plan that addresses Coastal wetland degradation due to coastal development and water abstraction, one of the main elements of MAVA’s Mediterranean Strategy for 2016-2022. 
 
We are looking for someone to assist the Head of Conservation and the Senior IBA Conservation Officer for Europe & Central Asia on the delivery of the MAVA Outcome Action Plan, ensuring the specific actions and objectives listed under this project are achieved within the planned timeline at the demonstration sites.
 
In agreement with the Senior IBA Conservation Officer, you will lead the technical, financial and administrative management of selected wetland projects and create specific pieces of technical work/ project deliverables. Special focus will be on the effectiveness of conservation approaches in wetlands and on supporting the assessment of Ecosystem Services.
 
In addition, you will play a key role in the implementation of BirdLife’s IBA Strategy as well as the development of a threat reporting mobile app for monitoring IBAs, KBAs and Natura 2000 sites.
 
You will work with a wide range of people both within the organisation and externally and your ability to build positive relationships and engage effectively at all levels will be key to the success of the role.
You will be a highly motivated and focused individual able to deliver high quality work to support the ambitious conservation goals of BirdLife.
 
The ideal candidate will have: 
 
• Proven experience managing and/or supervising projects, including the use of project management tools, such as Gantt Charts, logframes and budgets.
• Attention to detail and ability to work independently while having a positive outlook.
• Proven experience working amongst a diverse group of stakeholders and/or project partners, with experience working at a BirdLife International partner highly desirable.
• Previous experience preparing technical and financial reports for donors and public/private institutions highly desirable.
• Desirable research background on species, wetland conservation and or assessment of ecosystem services.
• High level of fluency in English, proficiency on another European language highly desirable.
• Experience analysing and interpreting bird scientific data.
 
 
Closing date: 25 May 2021
 
Application: Applications should include a covering letter (maximum 1 page) summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV (maximum 3 pages) 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: recruitment@birdlife.org 
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Initial telephone screenings will take place on 26th and 27th May with interviews via zoom to be held on 1st June 2021.