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Communications Intern

Application deadline: 3 October 2021 23:59 CET

We are looking for a creative and dynamic Communications Intern that has a flair for writing to contribute to the communications goals of BirdLife in Europe and Central Asia.

BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is the European and Central Asian Division of BirdLife International, and is one of the six regional offices of BirdLife International, a global Partnership of autonomous, national non-governmental conservation organisations, with a large grassroots membership in more than 115 countries and territories

BirdLife’s mission is to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity.
OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The purpose of the job is to assist the BirdLife ECA Secretariat with its communication work, giving support to work on a range of issues on the protection of birds & their habitats.
TASKS

The person will be assisting the team in a range of tasks including but not limited to:

  • Writing articles
  • Editing short and long-form texts for different BirdLife channels
  • Creating content for our social media accounts and helping manage them
  • Assist in various nature conservation and political campaigns run by BirdLife

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED

Ideally, candidates should have:

  • At least a relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of and interest in environmental issues
  • Understanding of communication methods and channels
  • High levels of flexibility, dedication and sense of responsibility
  • Well organised and with attention to detail
  • A creative mindset

Due to the nature of the role, candidates should be able to read, write and speak English at a C2 level. Other EU languages are a merit.
WHAT WE OFFER

Duration: 6-month Belgian contract
Working hours: full-time
Paid internship
HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a full CV and a comprehensive, one-page cover letter (all in English) setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: recruitment.europe@birdlife.org.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please include in the email subject: Communication Intern

Closing date: Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, meaning the application period can be cut short. The deadline to apply is 3 October 2021 23:59 CET, but we encourage candidates to send in their applications as soon as possible.

Please consider that applications received after the closing date will be automatically discarded.
SHORTLISTING AND INTERVIEWS

Shortlisting is based on CV and cover letter. Successful candidates will be asked to attend an online interview.

Please note that due to the large number of expected applications only successful candidates will be contacted.

For more information please open this link
Apply Here

http://www.birdlife.org/job/communications-intern-ECA


Communications Officer – Digital campaigner

Application deadline:
Friday, 8. October 2021 – 0:00

 

We are looking for a dynamic and digital savvy Communications Officer with commitment and capacity to contribute to the communications goals of BirdLife in Europe and Central Asia.

BirdLife Europe and Central Asia is the European and Central Asian Division of BirdLife International, and is one of the six regional offices of BirdLife International, a global Partnership of autonomous, national non-governmental conservation organisations, with a large grassroots membership in more than 115 countries and territories

BirdLife’s mission is to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Communications Officer will take the lead on our digital and social media work, as well as work closely with the rest of the team to support them on digital elements of their work.

The person will manage BirdLife Europe & Central Asia’s websites, platforms, and social media channels. They will also have strong graphic design skills which will be used to create images and videos and also to create publications inhouse with pre-existing templates.

This person will also take the lead on certain work areas, as the designated communication officer working alongside policy and conservation colleagues.

With excellent writing, copyediting and proofreading skills and sound technical ability, they will create high quality written and multimedia content.

MAIN DUTIES

Campaigning Duties

  • Be the designated communication officer on specific work areas to support policy and conservation work
  • Contribute to the development and drafting of communication plans and advocacy strategies
  • Provide communication support to our national Partners

Digital Duties

  • Develop and implement BirdLife Europe’s social media and digital campaigning strategy and initiatives.
  • Actively manage social media channels, as well as identify new trends and platforms.
  • Collect and analyse data from all websites and social media channels
  • Help build digital campaign tools and actions

Graphic Design Duties

  • Maintain awareness of and familiarity with the latest tools and trends
  • Plan, design, produce and edit creative multimedia communications materials such as layouts, images, videos, montages and other graphics (using tools like Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)

REQUIRED PROFILE

The candidate will be a positive, outgoing, creative person who enjoys working with different people, from different backgrounds, who ideally has a:

  • University degree in communications, journalism, marketing or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum C1 level in English (additional languages are an asset)
  • Experience working in digital communications and/or marketing with demonstrated success, preferably in the not-for-profit sector
  • Graphic design skills (must be comfortable with Adobe creative suite)
  • Demonstrable passion and interest in nature conservation
  • Proven ability to write and deliver creative communications and campaigns
  • Strong track record of effectively using and developing a presence on key social media platforms
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to understand complex policy and scientific issues and to articulate these in a simple, catchy way
  • Communications flair with the ability to think creatively, spot a good story and communicate this in the most interesting and/or effective way

WHAT WE OFFER

Duration: 1 year Belgian contract (potential of renewal)

Working hours: full-time

Start date: as soon as possible

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a full CV and a comprehensive, one-page cover letter (all in English) setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: recruitment.europe@birdlife.org

Previous examples of any graphic content created are welcomed as well.

Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please include in the email subject: Communications Officer – Digital Campaigning

Closing dateFriday 08 October 2021 at 23:59 CETPlease consider that applications received after the closing date will be automatically discarded.

SHORTLISTING AND INTERVIEWS

Shortlisting is based on CV and cover letter. Successful candidates will be asked to attend an online interview.

Please note that due to the large number of expected applications only successful candidates will be contacted.

Interview day: Friday 15 October 2021

For more information please open this link
Apply Here

http://www.birdlife.org/job/communications-officer-digital-campaigner


Application deadline:
Friday, 15. October 2021 – 23:45

 

International open tender – Elaboration of the Long-Term Vision for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot

Assignment title:Elaboration of the Long-Term Vision for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot
Project: CEPF GFWA Regional Implementation Team
Type of contract: Consultancy – open internationally to individual consultant/teams, academia, and Non-Governmental Organizations
Type of applicant: A consultant or a team of consultants able to demonstrate relevant experience in the region and a very good network of experts which they can tap into to consultancy
Contract period: c. 50 days equivalent over a period of 6 months (November 2021 – May 2022)
Line Supervision: BirdLife International
Location: Flexible, home based with virtual/remote consultations
Countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (islands) and São Tomé and Príncipe
ADVERT FOR CONSULTANCY
International open tender procedure.
Long Term Vision in the GFWA hotspot: Strategical planning for long-term work in the region
Location: Flexible, home based with virtual/remote consultations and meetings
• Type of contract: Consultancy – open internationally to individual consultant/ companies, academia, and Non-Governmental Organizations
• Contract period: c. 50 days equivalent over a period of 6 months
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développment, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank. It is a global program that provides grants to nongovernmental organizations and other private sector partners to protect critical ecosystems. A fundamental goal of the Fund is to engage civil society in efforts to conserve biodiversity.
Since 2016, and until 2021, The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is investing a total amount of 10.1 million for the conservation of the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot and the sustainable development of local communities.
BirdLife International is the CEPF Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Guinean Forests of West Africa biodiversity hotspot. The RIT will raise awareness of CEPF; solicit grant applications and assist organizations to make applications; review applications; give small grants and jointly make decisions with CEPF on large grants; and monitor and evaluate progress with the investment strategy.
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.
1. Background
CEPF is not intended to be a permanent presence in each hotspot. Rather, it works toward an end point at which local civil society “graduates” from its support with sufficient capacity, access to resources, and credibility to respond to future conservation challenges. Experience to date shows that, in most hotspots, reaching a point at which civil society graduates from CEPF support will take more than five years, the typical duration of CEPF investment phases. Consequently, CEPF is preparing long-term strategic visions which establish what the end point for CEPF investment in each hotspot looks like and determine how to get there.
2. Scope of Work
The consultant/team will lead the process to develop a long-term strategic vision for CEPF investment in the Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspot. The long-term vision will consist of a concise document, prepared through targeted stakeholder consultations and literature review. It will establish criteria for determining when the defined five conditions for local civil society to graduate from CEPF support are met and set targets that consecutive CEPF investment phases can work toward. It will also include a timeline of actions required by CEPF and other funders to meet the graduation targets, and a financing plan that provides a best estimate of the funding required. It will provide a description of what a long-term structure responsible for the coordination of this effort should look like.
See the full terms of reference.
Closing date: 15 October 2021
The service provider must send the Technical & Financial (in USD) proposals, including the following documents to: CEPF-GFWA-RIT@birdlife.org:
– Detailed Curriculum Vitae of Expert(s) involved.
– Technical and Financial proposal for implementing the assignment
– Example(s) of other actions led relevant to that assignment, and relevant contacts may a reference check be required.
Successful as well as unsuccessful bidders will be informed by e-mail as soon as possible after the submission date.

Application deadline:
Sunday, 10. October 2021 – 23:45

 

Partnership & Capacity Development Coordinator

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of Partnership & Capacity Development Coordinator (Africa). The main responsibilities will be to lead the Partnership and Capacity Development Department of the Africa region, taking into account the BirdLife Strategy, the Quality Assurance System results and differentiated roles of BirdLife Secretariat and BirdLife Partners in accordance with the BirdLife Operational Procedures. Also, to promote the engagement of Partners in implementing the BirdLife Strategy and provide support in the implementation of the Partnership Development Plan in Africa.
Responsibilities:
1. Partnerships and Network Development
• Provide strategic guidance in the effective implementation of the Africa Partnership Development Plan, ensuring that all capacity building resources available at regional and global levels are efficiently deployed.
• Promote the engagement of Supporting Partners in capacity building and programme implementation, ensuring that relationships with Partners are respectful and are aligned to the BirdLife procedures.
2. Engagement of BirdLife Africa Partners
• Support Partners to meet the BirdLife Criteria
• Provide support in building partners’ capacity, including through application of BirdLife tool and guidelines for capacity development
• Develop TOR and identify appropriate personnel to engage national conservation NGOs where BirdLife is not represented with a view to develop a long-term BirdLife presence for conservation action
• Coordinate evaluation of partners’ progress evaluation and needs according to the Quality Assurance System (QAS) and facilitate the development of strengthening plans that reflect the results of such self-assessment.
3. Communications and strategic alliances
• Foster effective coordination and communication in the partnership, and keep partners updated on skills, best practices and resources that they can access from BirdLife Secretariat.
• Promote the achievements and lessons learned in the BirdLife Africa Partnership.
• Develop and manage strategic relationships with NGOs, international and regional institutions relevant to the partnership and capacity development plan.
• Foster strategic partnerships with relevant state and non-state actors (government and intergovernmental organisations, national and regional institutions, development agencies, donor community and private sector) towards achievement of BirdLife’s objectives.
• Promote capacity development of target stakeholders, particularly civil society, communities, government and private sector in West Africa.
4. Mobilise resources for the Partnership
• Support fundraising drive for strengthening the partnership, including through cultivation and maintenance of relationships with donors and development institutions
• Lead the development and implementation of large scale projects on people, partnership and capacity development.
5. Country support
• For a specific suite of countries, provide focused Country Programme support to ensure that the Partners attain excellence in organisational management and conservation impact
• Coordinate with Supporting Partners in specific countries to develop and deliver country visions for BirdLife engagement
• Manage Partner Development and coordination frameworks.
6. Any other duties as delegated by the Regional Director, Africa
Required skills, experience and qualifications:  
• Postgraduate degree in relevant field or equivalent.
• Qualification and background in natural sciences, development, sociology or relevant qualification with demonstratable experience at senior level.
• Good understanding of  NGO development and Natural Resource Management in Africa
• Established track record relevant experience in organisational and capacity development.  Significant hands-on training and strategic planning delivery experience.  Experience in team management.
• Strong project, coordination and people management skills. Ability to organise and manage own and other people’s time/priorities.
• Work with a high level of initiative and work well under pressure.
• Ability to develop a clearly defined and focused business vision and personal vision. Skilled at both thinking with a strategic purpose as well as creating a visioning process.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals, solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise.
• Effective at building strong working relationships
• Strong internal and external communications skills.
• Impressive oral and writing skills
• Building effective donor relations, writing sound proposals
• Effective at analysing complex environments and resolving problems with practical solutions.
• Ability to motivate and guide staff particularly in non line-management relationship.
• Sound IT literacy in Word, Excel, Email, Internet and PowerPoint.
• Skills in written, spoken and comprehension for both English and French (other relevant languages an advantage)
• Frequent travel within Africa to Partners and Partnership Meetings. Likely expectation 3-6 weeks annually
Application deadline: 10 October 2021
Location:
The position will be based in either of these locations: Dakar in Senegal or Nairobi in Kenya.
Salary & benefits:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with BirdLife International, Africa Division terms and conditions.
• Gross monthly salary: EURO 3,000 – 3400
• Length/duration of this position: 1 year, with a possibility of extension, contingent upon performance and resource availability
• Working hours: Full time 40 hours per week
• Date when the job expected to start: 1 November 2022
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 to: recruitment-africa@birdlife.org by 10 October 2021
Interviews:  We thank you all for your applications, but  only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline:
Sunday, 10. October 2021 – 23:45

 

Senior Vulture Conservation Officer

BirdLife International is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual for the position of Senior Vulture Conservation Officer. Vulture conservation in Africa is top priority for BirdLife International with a global campaign for this purpose already in place. The work is mostly implemented through a portfolio of small to large donor-funded projects that require focused management not only for effective delivery, but also complementary aligning for maximum impact in conserving vultures in the continent. The main responsibility will be to manage a portfolio of projects addressing vulture threats across East Africa, participate in development of and fundraising for new projects, support communications and policy/advocacy, promote regional collaborations and provide scientific support for evidence-based delivery of these projects.
Responsibilities:
1. Provide management support for a portfolio of vulture conservation projects, especially in East Africa
• Provide direction and leadership to the project implementation teams in planning and implementing of a selected set of vulture conservation projects in the Africa Portfolio
• In liaison with finance staff, be responsible for the management of project funds, including adherence to appropriate financial procedures and controls, and financial reporting
• Draw up, manage and oversee contractual sub-grants to partners and other legal documents and agreements where necessary
• Ensure adequate work planning and reporting for the projects and for sub-granted partners
• Undertake recruitment of project staff and consultants, negotiation of contracts and ensuring obligation to all applicable regulations concerning these staff in liaison with human resources staff
• Regularly communicate vulture project milestones through developing and publishing vulture news items for webpage, newsletters and other media
• Identify and utilise opportunities for raising the profile of vultures and influencing relevant policies through project activities
• Identify and promote opportunities for regional collaborations and support partners in implementing these projects.
2. Contribute towards development of- and fundraising for new and follow-up vulture conservation projects that contribute to addressing vulture in East Africa, and in line with the BirdLife Africa Vulture Flagship Initiative 
• Support development and submission to donors of fundraising proposals to seek resources for implementation of vulture conservation in line with the Vulture Flagship Initiative
• Support BirdLife Africa partners in development and submission of fundraising proposals for work on vultures
• Develop follow-up ideas for existing vulture conservation projects to fill major observed gaps
3. Provide scientific support for evidence-based development and delivery of vulture conservation projects
• Ensure vulture project development and delivery is grounded on sound science, and where possible project outputs scientifically published
• Put in place mechanisms for measuring impact and progress of vulture projects
4. Any other duties delegated by the Vulture Conservation Manager
Required skills, experience and qualifications:  
• Master’s degree or equivalent experience, or related degree
• MSc in conservation / natural resource management/ related field; knowledge of biodiversity conservation essential; ornithological knowledge and interest in raptors will be an advantage
• Deep understanding of conservation issues in Africa; Good knowledge and interest in ornithology, ecology and applied biology;
• A proven track record of relevant work experience in biodiversity conservation, including planning, proposal writing, project development and management and networking.
• High motivation, desire to achieve; Ability to develop and implement species conservation projects including work planning and excellent time management
• 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
• Computer literacy in all standard Microsoft office, ability to use ARC GIS would be an advantage
• Good Interpersonal skills necessary to work in a team and operate remotely with partners
• Oral and written fluency in English; working knowledge of French would be an advantage
• Willingness to travel at short notice when required
Application deadline: 10 October 2021
Location:
The position will be based in  Nairobi, Kenya. Only those eligible to work in Kenya need to apply,
Salary & benefits:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with BirdLife International, Africa Division terms and conditions.
• Gross monthly salary: Kes, 120,000 – 150,000
• Length/duration of this position: 2 years (renewable)
• Working hours: Full time 40 hours per week
• Date when the job expected to start: 1 November 2021
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 to:  recruitment-west-africa@birdlife.org  by 10 October 2021.
Interviews:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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