Marine Programme Officer for Doğa Derneği (BirdLife Turkey)

Application deadline: 
Saturday, 30. June 2018 - 23:45

Location: Izmir, Turkey


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the development of the marine component of Doga’s conservation work.
  • Coordinate and report outputs of a multi-taxa observer programme to understand bycatch of vulnerable bird, sea turtle, sea mammal and turtle species in Turkey.
  • Monitor and synthesise studies on conservation status and threat categories of Turkey’s marine biodiversity, and, to this end, form partnerships with academicians, national/international CSOs on behalf of Doga.
  • Design and implement a strategy for identification of Marine Important Bird Areas in Turkey
  • Contribute to the development of regional or national action plans and red-list assessments of key marine species.
  • Contribute in other national marine biodiversity monitoring and research projects in Turkey, wherever possible and needed.
  • Support preparation of peer review articles on status of marine biodiversity of Turkey.



  • Willingness for forming good relations and partnerships with all groups in Turkey and elsewhere, working for conservation of birds and wider biodiversity.
  • Openness and respect for different views and cultures in Turkey and globally.
  • Being able to work as part of team and self-dedication/interest in conservation of birds and wider biodiversity.
  • High flexibility for traveling for job-related field studies or other purposes.
  • Being capable of flexible time management.
  • Experience in Project Management.
  • Fluent in verbal and academic English and preferably in another local language.
  • BSc/MSc degree with proven experience in marine biodiversity research and conservation.


Please send your resume and cover letter to