Project Development and Management Officer

Application deadline: 
Monday, 4. March 2019 - 23:45

Project Development and Management Officer

 
• Location: Quito, Ecuador
• Full time: 40 hours per week
• Contract: Open-ended
• Salary:  To be negotiated
• Annual Leave: 21 days pro rata in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 25 days
 
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.
 
We are looking for a Project Development and Management Officer to develop and manage, in line with the Americas Regional Programme, the Americas Partnership priorities and the overall BirdLife Global Strategy 2014–2022, the implementation of the Americas Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Program (including the IBAs in Danger initiative and KBA program).
 
The ideal candidate will have:
• Relevant Bachelor’s degree (e.g. social, biological sciences)
• Project management diploma or studies desirable (and/or proven project management experience)
• Familiarity with international conservation issues, including relevant environmental conventions and instruments
• Ability to coordinate a wide range of diverse tasks concurrently and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines
• Ability to act independently, often with minimal supervision, but also work in a team spread across several locations. Ability to manage and motivate staff, volunteers and dispersed collaborators
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including ability to explain often complex technical issues in an understandable way to a variety of internal and external audiences. Ability to network effectively to maintain good relationships with existing collaborators, forge new collaborations, and help raise awareness of BirdLife’s work and vision
• Ability to pursue new and unfamiliar challenges, work independently, think on one’s feet, and devise innovative solutions to novel challenges
• High proficiency in MS Office (especially Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) 
• Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish is essential. Ability to avoid jargon and use, clear simple language when the situation demands
• Willingness to travel in the Americas
 
 
Closing date:  4 March 2019
 
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: americas@birdlife.org   
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.