Country Programmes Officer

Country Programmes Officer
Ref: A3081119
Location: The Lodge, Sandy / David Attenborough Building, Cambridge
Salary: £25,463 to £27,585 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Our client a nature conservation charity is one of the leading members of BirdLife International, a global partnership of more than 120 NGOs around the world working together to conserve birds and biodiversity. The BirdLife East Atlantic Flyway Initiative (EAFI) is a partner-led initiative that seeks to strengthen the collaboration for the conservation migratory birds in the flyway. Members of this initiative join efforts in identifying and addressing major threats to migratory birds, strengthening the capacity of weaker Partners along the flyway and taking bold actions based on BirdLife's local-to-global approach to conservation.

Our client has played a central role in developing the structure of EAFI, including putting in place a clear strategy to guide its priority work. They are committed to continue playing a leadership role along other BirdLife Partners on the EAFI Task Force as a contribution to the delivery of the BirdLife's Flyways Programme.
This position is to manage the charity's Flyway Programme work in certain countries, initially in Northern, Central and West Africa. This includes partner support, organisational capacity building, fundraising, conservation project management, and advocacy.

You will need to have extensive experience of the region and work experience in NGOs and organisational development. You must be able to work under minimal supervision and have excellent diplomatic, communication and negotiation skills. You will be expected to spend a significant number of nights and weekends overseas each year, the majority of which will be unaccompanied.

You will be a member of the charity's Flyway Programme Team and participate in establishing its objectives and achieving its goals. The role may require providing support to other activities of the Global Land Department, the Global Conservation Directorate or the wider charity upon request. The post requires regular reporting to the charity, external policy makers and donors.

The ideal colleague should have experience living and working in relevant part of the Flyway; a good track record in developing funding proposals and managing conservation projects implemented through NGOs especially in Africa. Good knowledge of NGO governance and administration is essential. English will be the main working language for this post.

The ability to speak another international language spoken along the Flyway would be an advantage.

Closing date: 6 December 2019
Interview date: 13 December 2019

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This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

No agencies please.

Closing Date:
06/12/2019

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