IBA - Science Programme Officer

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 15. January 2019 - 23:45

IBA  - Science Programme Officer

• Location: Quito, Ecuador
• Full time: 40 hours per week
• Contract: Open-ended
• Salary:  To be negotiated
• 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 an IBA – Science Programme Officer to develop and manage, in line with the Americas Regional Programme, the Americas Partnership priorities and the overall BirdLife Global Strategy 2014–2022, the implementation of the Americas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Programme (including the IBAs in Danger initiative and KBA programme).
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Relevant first degree (e.g. biology, natural resources management, geography, environmental science, agronomy)
  • Good knowledge of birds, their habitats and priority sites in the Americas 
  • At least intermediate knowledge on GIS
  • Relevant experience and proven track record in biodiversity conservation and project management
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Ability to network, manage competing priorities, motivate and collaborate with others, with cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish
See the full job description.
Closing date: 15 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: americas@birdlife.org   
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.