lunes, 25 de junio de 2012

Conservation Officer Ecuador

BirdLife International is a global partnership of national conservation organizations with a large grassroots membership, and is present in 125 countries and territories worldwide. BirdLife works together as a partnership to conserve wild birds, their habitats and global diversity, by working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. BirdLife’s unique local-to-global approach enables it to deliver high impact and long term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
In response to the declines in migratory bird species and increasing recognition of the need for scaled-up action, the BirdLife Partnership has adopted flyway conservation as a key focus of its work during the coming years. The BirdLife Partnership has a long history of implementing conservation projects on migratory birds, and with its extensive network of lead national conservation organizations is ideally placed to take joined-up action on a flyway scale. In recent years, BirdLife’s flyways approach has focused on the conservation of networks of critical sites for migratory species, addressing flyways-scale priorities.
BirdLife’s flyways approach has been developed in part through support from the Rio Tinto-BirdLife partnership. This partnership is an example of BirdLife’s approach to working with businesses, whereby BirdLife enters relationships with business in order to find constructive solutions, but without compromising the public and open promotion of best environmental practice.
This position represents an exciting opportunity to join BirdLife’s Americas Secretariat team, working closely with colleagues and experts throughout the Americas to further develop the Americas flyways program, and to support BirdLife’s work with corporates.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- Experience of, and commitment to, international biodiversity conservation.
- Higher degree, or equivalent experience, in a relevant scientific or environmental subject.
- Sound knowledge of bird conservation in the Americas and especially migratory birds.
- Good written and spoken communication skills (in Spanish and English), including cultural sensitivity and diplomacy.
- Familiarity with international environmental agreements, especially regional bird conservation initiatives.
- Experience working with corporates (on environmental and social responsibility issues) highly desirable.
- Sound knowledge of conservation planning tools (e.g. Miradi software), the open standards for conservation, and project and site monitoring tools.
- Strong self-management and organizational skills, coupled with an adaptable approach.
- Ability to network effectively, influence and develop strong collaborative relationships.
- Willingness and ability to travel in Americas and represent BirdLife in relevant fora.

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Please email a cover letter and resume to: Rob Clay with copy to
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