Marine Coordinator

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 29. October 2019 - 23:45

Marine Coordinator 

Location: Can be based in either Dakar-Senegal, Accra-Ghana, Nairobi- Kenya in or Cambridge-UK
Full time
Contract: 2 year fixed term
 
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.
 
Job Overview
 
As the Marine Programme Coordinator, you will lead the Marine Programme of the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in collaboration with the BirdLife International’s Marine Programme (BIMP). You will manage and provide strategic guidance to staff in the Africa Marine Unit and lead the development and implementation of the marine projects. You will coordinate with other BirdLife programmes to promote seabird conservation, primarily with the Invasive Alien Species and Preventing Extinctions programmes. 
 
Key Responsibilities
 
Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of the BirdLife Marine Programme 
Facilitate collaboration and harmony of Africa Marine programme with wider BirdLife International’s Marine Programme (BIMP)
Lead, manage and motivate a team of staff for delivery of the Marine Programme in Africa
Facilitate the coordination, delivery and growth of the marine objectives and capacity of the BirdLife Africa Partnership, including expanding capacity for marine IBA work in the region
Facilitate, coordinate, and support liaison with key collaborators in other environmental NGOs, government agencies, secretariats of relevant treaties and fora, etc. to further delivery of the priorities of BirdLife Africa Secretariat’s marine programme.   
Promote and communicate the objectives, goals and achievements of the BirdLife Africa Secretariat Marine Programme at a regional and international level
Identify and promote the development of multilateral projects and agreements to advance the objectives of the BirdLife Africa Secretariats Marine Programme within Africa 
Coordinate with other BirdLife programmes to promote seabird conservation, primarily with the Invasive Alien Species and Preventing Extinctions programmes
 
The ideal candidate will have 
 
Advanced university degree in natural sciences and their practical application
Demonstrate knowledge in marine science and conservation
Strong communication skills and the ability to promote BirdLife to senior level stakeholders in international organisations, government, private sector and civil society
Ability to write professional articles and give presentations to international 
audiences 
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office package
Strong leadership and managerial skills
Proficient in statistical tools for scientific analysis
Fluent in English, additional French language skills would be advantageous 
 
 
 
Closing date:  Wednesday, 29 October 2019 
 
Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV, contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity and outline salary expectations. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment-africa@birdlife.org
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.