Marine Coordinator (Africa)

Application deadline: 
Monday, 15. June 2020 - 23:45

Marine Coordinator (Africa) 

 
Location: Can be based in either Dakar-Senegal, Accra-Ghana or Nairobi- Kenya. The option of working from home or other BirdLife office is open for exceptional candidates.
Full time: 40 hours per week 
Contract: 2 year term (renewable, subject to funding)
  
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. 
 
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.    
Coordinate the development of multilateral projects and agreements to advance the objectives of the BirdLife Africa Secretariats Marine Programme within Africa  
  
The ideal candidate will have  
 
Advanced university degree in natural sciences and their practical application 
Demonstrate sound 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 
Significant relevant work experience at the national or international level, demonstrable experience at the management level.  
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office package 
Strong leadership and people management skills 
Fluent in English, additional French language skills would be advantageous  
  
  
  
Closing date: Monday, 15 June 2020  
  
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: recruitment-africa@birdlife.org Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.