Programme Manager, Business and Nature - BirdLife International

Application Deadline: 
8 Mar 2018
BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL
Programme Manager, Business and Nature
• Location: Cambridge, UK
• Full time: 35 hours per week
• Contract: Three year fixed term contract
• Salary: Circa £35,000 pro rata per annum dependent on skills and experience, 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. BirdLife works with companies which have a demonstrated commitment to improve internal as well as sectorial environmental performance. Each of our corporate partners must fulfil a rigorous due diligence process to ensure that our respective goals and priorities are aligned and that any potential risks don't outweigh the benefits to biodiversity. 
 
This exciting opportunity will see you, as a core staff member of BirdLife’s Business and Nature team, undertake a wide range of duties to mainstream biodiversity conservation into the business sector with a particular focus on the cement & aggregates and oil & gas sectors. 
 
In this role, you will be managing projects related to BirdLife International’s work with existing corporate partners, particularly our global partnership with Heidelberg Cement. In addition, you will lead the team’s engagements in West Africa, primarily in relation to oil and gas development in the region, working with the regional staff and key companies to implement projects of strategic importance to BirdLife and its Partners.
 
Globally, you will broker and develop new global business and biodiversity relationships and partnerships according to our corporate engagement strategy, and contribute to the coordination of the Business and Nature team at our Global Secretariat in Cambridge. 
 
The ideal candidate will have 
• A significant track record of developing and managing global conservation projects, including in a non-OECD context; 
• Significant experience in managing cross-sector environmental partnerships and delivering projects, particularly within or with the extractive sector; 
• The ability to work comfortably in both French and English.
 
Closing date: 8 March 2018
Applications should include:
• A covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position (maximum 1 page);
• One example of a recent piece of technical/scientific written work (maximum 2 pages); and
• A detailed CV with 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 on 21 March 2018.