IBAT Programme Officer

Application deadline: 
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 
 
 
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: recruitment@birdlife.org.
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.