domingo, 6 de junio de 2010

Junior consultant or intern position in BIO Intelligence Service - PARIS

Application deadline: as soon as possible, and before 30th of June 2010
Start date: as soon as possible
Location: Paris
Duration: 1 year, with possibility of extension afterwards

BIO Intelligence Service (BIO) is an environmental research and consultancy firm which works at the interface between science and policy. BIO is involved in several projects on the development and evaluation of public policies in Europe. Much of BIO’s project work involves working closely with EU institutions, national and regional governance in various Member States, NGOs and academics.
Please visit the following pages to understand some of the recent projects conducted by BIO:
• Sustainable consumption and production
• Eco-design & green procurement
• Energy efficiency
• Sustainable Management of Resources
• Scientific intelligence for effective policy

Clients: Work is usually undertaken for a range of both public and private clients, including the European Commission, European Parliament, European Environment Agency, French national governments and local authorities, the French Environment Agency (ADEME), NGOs, major French companies in different sectors, and national and European industry federations.

The junior consultant would work primarily on ecology and biodiversity issues, but opportunities to work on other environmental issues also exist. In particular, her/his work would include contributing to projects connected to the development of the biodiversity policy in France and in the EU, assessing the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services, potential threats, and conservation strategies.

Key tasks will include:
• Literature review, data collection and stakeholders consultation
• Analysis and synthesis of scientific information
• Writing and editing reports
• Organising workshops and seminars

Key skills of the successful applicant:
• Graduate/post-graduate degree in ecology, biodiversity conservation or environmental sciences
• Demonstrated interest in biodiversity conservation, environmental policy and related issues
• Enthusiastic, flexible and independent
• Fast learner and excellent desk-research skills
• Excellent writing and communication skills in English
• Capacity to deal with pressures and tight deadlines
• Focus on quality and preciseness
• Willingness to travel
• Relevant computer literacy, eg Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
BIO’s team is international and while English is the working language, good knowledge of French and another European language would be an advantage. BIO’s team is relatively small, and like the other staff you may be asked to show flexibility and commitment in undertaking a range of tasks. Salary will be commensurate to experience and existing salary structure.

Applicants are invited to send soon as possible, and before 30th June 2010, a CV, a motivation letter outlining their reasons for applying to the post and their relevant experience, as well as the names and contact details of two references. Applications will be considered as they are received, and until a suitable candidate is found. Relevant applicants may be asked for a phone interview first.

For more info, contact:

Applications should be sent to, with “Biodiversity junior consultant/intern” in the email subject line.