Global Climate Change Programme Coordinator

Application Deadline: 
28 Jan 2018
BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL
Global Climate Change Programme Coordinator
 
• Location: Cambridge, UK
• Full time: 35 hours per week
• Contract: open ended
• Salary: £32,000 to £39,000 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 an experienced Climate Change Programme Coordinator to lead the development, coordination and promotion of BirdLife’s climate change work, delivering clear results and high level activities, in alignment with BirdLife’s Strategy. In this exciting role the postholder will support the BirdLife Partnership and Secretariat on a range of climate change work areas and issues in the implementation of the Climate Change Programme. 
 
As a key member of BirdLife’s Global Policy Division, you will lead BirdLife’s climate change and energy policy work: with a focus on renewable energy policy, biodiversity safeguards, nature-based adaptation and mitigation issues, and including policy analysis and engagement with international processes.
 
One key focal role will be to coordinate the work of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Energy Task Force with the aim of mainstreaming the conservation of migratory species across the energy sector including through the implementation of important resolutions and the use of relevant guidelines adopted by Parties to the CMS. 
You will deliver high quality work with minimal supervision and you will have a proven ability to manage and prioritise workloads in a changing environment with competing demands. You will be a highly motivated and focused individual. 
 
The ideal candidate will have: 
 
• An Applied Masters or PhD (or demonstrable equivalent acquired technical skills and knowledge) in the field of climate change.
 
• Proven working experience and good knowledge of international and/or national climate change and biodiversity policy, especially renewable energy, climate change adaptation and mitigation including ecosystem-based approaches to climate change and environmental safeguards.
 
• Excellent coordination skills and programme management skills.
 
• Strong ability to critically assess and synthesise information and write accurately and concisely.
 
• Ability to work effectively with a decentralised international professional team and co-ordinate achievement of common goals.
 
• Strong communicator with proficiency in networking and collaboration.
 
 
Closing date: Sunday 28th January 2018
 
Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising your suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to you 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 in February 2018 (date to be confirmed)