Vulture Conservation Manager for Africa

Application deadline: 
Monday, 7. September 2020 - 23:45

Vulture Conservation Manager for Africa

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of Vulture Conservation Manager for Africa. The main purpose of the position will be to coordinate and manage the efforts of the BirdLife Secretariat and Partnership in development and implementation of strategies, projects and activities for conservation of vultures in Africa, and to be the BirdLife focal point for vulture conservation in Africa.
 
Main work areas:
1. Support the BirdLife Africa Partnership in implementation of its priority plans for vulture conservation in harmony with African Eurasian Vulture Multi-species Action Plan (AEVMAP) and other relevant initiatives
  • Coordinate implementation, promotion and monitoring of the BirdLife Africa Partnership vulture conservation priority plans/strategy
  • Coordinate effective liaison between the BirdLife Africa Partnership and other stakeholders for maximum complementarity of BirdLife’s work on vultures in Africa with the work of African Eurasian Vulture Working Group (AEVWG), IUCN SSC Vulture Specialist Group and other stakeholders
 
2. Support fundraising efforts for- and implementation of vulture conservation projects in Africa
  • Lead development and implementation of an Africa Vulture Flagship Initiative, with fundraising, communication and action components of focused work on vultures
  • Coordinate development and submission to donors of a wide range of fundraising proposals and implementation of the Africa Vultures Fundraising Campaign to seek resources for implementation of vulture conservation projects in Africa
  • Support BirdLife Africa partners in development and submission of fundraising proposals for work on vultures
  • Provide the CEO, Regional Director and other relevant staff necessary support in approaching donors/champions for vultures
  • Support efficient management and implementation of funded vulture projects
 
3. Support communications and networking/collaborative efforts for implementation of vulture conservation work in Africa
  • Support the BirdLife communications team in gathering and development of communication materials
  • Regularly engage and update the BirdLife Partnership Secretariat in development and implementation of the BirdLife Africa vulture conservation of strategy
  • Develop and maintain vulture extranet page and webpage
  • Regularly develop and publish vulture news items for webpage, newsletters and other media
  • Give quarterly brief updates to partners collaborators regarding vultures and seek their feedback
  • Keep IUCN SSC Vulture Specialist Group fully engaged/guiding vulture matters
  • Explore other beneficial and strategic collaborations and keep them engaged
 
4. Others:
  • Any other duties as delegated by the Head of Conservation - Africa
 
Required skills, experience and qualifications:
• Master’s degree in conservation / natural resource management/ related field
• Significant relevant experience in coordinating conservation work across various countries, demonstrable in Africa. This includes experience planning, developing and managing complex multi-stakeholder conservation projects and networking
• Deep understanding of conservation issues in Africa, including good knowledge and interest in ornithology, ecology and applied biology; knowledge and interest in raptors and particularly vultures will be an advantage
• Successful fundraising proposal development
• High motivation, desire to achieve
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work with people with various levels of competence
• Ability to analyse complex problems, and generate creative and pragmatic solutions
• Flexibility and ability to work independently, and prioritise
• Computer literacy in all standard Microsoft office 
• Oral and written fluency in English; working knowledge of French would be an advantage 
• Willingness to travel at short notice, and frequent travel, up to 8 weeks per year
 
See the full job description
 
Application deadline: 7 September 2020
 
Location:
The position will be based in Nairobi in Kenya. For exceptional candidates, we may consider the option to work from another BirdLife International office.
 
Salary & benefits:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with BirdLife International, Africa Division terms and conditions.
•Gross monthly salary: KES 250,000 – 300,000
•Length/duration of this position: 2 years, renewable dependent on funding and performance
•Working hours: Full time 40 hours per week
•Date when the job expected to start: 1 November 2020
 
Application:
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 application dealine to: recruitment-africa@birdlife.org
 
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.