Project Officer - South East Asia Forest Policy

BirdLife International

Cambridge
£28,000 - £32,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.birdlife.org recruitment@birdlife.org

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 26th September 2019  


Project Officer – South East Asia Forest Policy

Location: Cambridge, UK

Full time: 35 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term contract to 14 January 2022

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum plus competitive 12% pension benefit

Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 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 seeking a capable, well-organised and hardworking candidate for the role of Project Officer - South East Asia Forest Policy, based in Cambridge.

The South East Asia Forest Policy Project Officer will work with BirdLife Partners to support the coordination of a five year (2017-2021) initiative, aimed at building the capacity of civil society organisations in South East Asia to participate effectively in forest monitoring, management, planning and policy processes. The focal countries of the project are Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

The Project Officer will be responsible for monitoring and reviewing the project’s €5 million budget and spending to ensure it complies with the door rules and to help ensure the successful implementation of the project. In addition, the officer will support the project manager in their duties including monitoring project activities and risks and coordinating project management groups and meetings. They will also help lead the project reporting and evaluation.

The ideal candidate will have substantial work experience in project administration, project reporting and budget management. They will be a highly organised team-player demonstrating attention to detail and an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Experience of operating within an international environment, dealing with large grants and the conservation sector is desirable.

A detailed job description can be found at www.birdlife.org/jobs.

Closing date: 26 September 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: recruitment@birdlife.org

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held the week commencing 7th October 2019.


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