IBAT Programme Officer
Wednesday, 25. March 2020 - 23:45
IBAT Programme Officer
• Location: Cambridge, UK
• Contract: Open ended
• Full time: 35 hours per week
• Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 pro rata per annum, depending 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
The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) is the world’s most authoritative biodiversity data for world-shaping decisions. IBAT is a web-based map and reporting tool that provides fast, easy and integration access to three of the world’s most authoritative global biodiversity datasets; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, World Database of Protected Areas, and World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas.
IBAT is developed and maintained by the IBAT Alliance (BirdLife International, IUCN, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre, and Conservation International) with the aim to enable users to make informed decisions in policy and practice.
This position will be hosted by BirdLife International, 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.
The Programme Officer will be responsible for all aspects of IBAT user support, and will report to, and work closely with, the IBAT Manager. In addition, the Programme Officer will partner with the IBAT User Sub-committee and BirdLife’s Biodiversity & Business Partnership Manager to develop and strengthen strategies relating to users between IBAT and IBAT Alliance Partners. The main duties of the Programme Officer will be focused on customer support, business development and marketing and communications, as well as playing an integral role in the IBAT team and being flexible and adaptable to take on other tasks or duties as requested by the IBAT Manager. All activities to be undertaken in close collaboration with the IBAT Secretariat and IBAT committees and Alliance partners.
The ideal candidate will have:
• The right to work in the UK
• Educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Knowledge of the three IBAT datasets
• Experience working with one or more of the IBAT Alliance organisations
• Experience working in business and biodiversity
• Good administrative and organisational skills, including prioritisation and working to deadlines
• Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
• Excellent communication skills, including an aptitude for dealing with staff diplomatically on all levels and of different cultures
• High levels of professionalism, initiative, energy, creativity, and flexibility
• Have excellent IT skills including Excel, PowerPoint, Word
• French language is a strong advantage
• Willingness to travel abroad
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Closing date: 25 March 2020
Application: Applications should include a covering letter, 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 and including details of availability to start, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.