Intern - Vulture Conservation Programme - Africa

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 25. March 2020 - 23:45

Intern - Vulture Conservation Programme

BirdLife International is looking for an Intern to provide support to the implementation of the vulture conservation programme in Africa. 
Specifically the Intern will be required to provide:
1. Communications and awareness support
• Support in compilation of information and publication of the bi-monthly vulture bulletin
• Support in other communications and awareness activities regarding vultures in Africa, particularly those related to the development and implementation of the Vulture Flagship Initiative including continuously updating and reviving the African vulture webpage, helping to develop new webpage and media materials, and developing the vulture extranet page or new similar platforms that act as BL Partner communication tools.
• Provide support during relevant meetings e.g. note taking
2. Project management support
• Support in monitoring and reporting for on-the-ground vulture conservation projects being coordinated by the BirdLife Africa Secretariat, in particular:
o Egyptian Vulture Conservation Project in Ethiopia and Nigeria
o Combatting Illegal trade in vultures in Nigeria
o Integrated anti-poisoning projects in East and Southern Africa 
o Kipeto Wind Farm offsite offset project
o Integrated anti-poisoning project across KAZA (Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia)
3. Policy and advocacy events support
• Provide support in the preparation and organisation of major high-level policy events that provide an opportunity for influencing policy and legislation in favour of vulture conservation, as per need.
4. Other duties
Any other duties as delegated by the line manager
Expected outputs
• Bi-monthly publication of the BLI vulture bulletin
• Input into the development of materials for the new BLI website, including the Vulture Flagship Initiative webpage
• Assistance with the development of general communications materials for the Vulture Flagship Initiative activities
• Project report editing and compilation
• Input into Vulture Specialist Group newsletter
• BSc (preferably MSc) in environmental science, or related degree;
• A good working knowledge of MS office particularly excel, powerpoint and word (additional database management experience will be helpful);
• Ideally, some experience in developing communications materials
• Be analytic and precise and have experience to process a lot of information and to produce clear and brief reports;
• A high proficiency in written and spoken and English;, knowledge of French is an added advantage;
• A good understanding of site-based conservation practices;
• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
• Confidence, self-motivation, pro-active and pragmatic.
Application deadline: 25 March 2020
Duration: The internship period will be for a period of 6 months
Location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
A taxable stipend of KShs 40,000 per month will be offered to cover basic costs. 
• Working hours: Full time 40 hours per week
• Date when the job expected to start: 1 April 2020
Applications, including a covering letter summarizing the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and names and contact addresses of three referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity, should be sent via email before the to:
Interviews:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.