We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled, and experienced individual to manage BirdLife International projects portfolio implemented in the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot.

Application deadline
Monday, 31 May 2023 – 12:00AM GMT

Dakar, Senegal (West Africa Sub-Regional Office)

Full time
40 hours per week

1-year fixed term

Gross monthly salary: EUR 3,000

Ensure successful delivery of forest conservation projects in the Guinean Forests of West Africa biodiversity hotspot:

  • Ensure good implementation and launching/closing of projects, providing effective co-ordination of the projects and management of their inter-dependencies.
  • Coordinate write-up of timely, high-quality reports and other deliverables with project partners and consultants, in line with donors’ requirements.
  • Provide guidance, technical & organizational support to projects team members, partners, and consultants and strategic support to civil society and government institutions in the GFWA; toward
    • delivering programme expected outcomes and impacts.

    Cultivate strategic relations to leverage opportunities:

    • Identify key stakeholders to build strategic partnerships with.
    • Coordinate integration of BirdLife’s projects in the conservation of Forest, Biodiversity & PAs landscapes of the countries supported.
    • Explore synergies with other conservation actions in the GFWA.
    • Foster collaborations that will enhance project delivery and visibility.
    • Support the Africa Forest Coordinator in projects development and fundraising efforts, and expand, BirdLife’s conservation activities in the GFWA based on the Forest Conservation strategy.

Contribute to develop capacity of Partners:

  • In collaboration with the Partners, their Partner Development Officer (PDO) and the Partnership and Capacity Development (PCCD) Team, support partners’ needs assessment analysis and develop capacity strengthening plan, then support its implementation in specific top-priority needs.

Required skills, experience, and qualifications: 

  • Post-graduate degree in environment/natural resources management, social sciences, rural development, environmental economics, forestry, or other relevant fields.
  • Good understanding of forest and biodiversity conservation in the context of West Africa, more specifically the Guinean Forests of West Africa biodiversity hotspot.
  • Excellent project/project management skills, with proven work experience in field-based experience & project/programme management.
  • Knowledge and practice of public consultations methodologies.
  • Ability to bring people from a range of backgrounds to work together for achieving a given goal.
  • Excellent facilitation and institutional capacity building skills.
  • Ability to work and take the initiative to achieve results without constant, tight supervision & to handle multiple priorities at a time deliver quality work under tight deadlines.
  • Good attention to details, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Good analytical skills required.
  • Effective at analysing complex environments and resolving problems with practical solutions.
  • Ability to motivate and guide staff particularly in non-line-management relationship.
  • Microsoft Office Suite competency required.
  • GIS/remote sensing skills would be an asset.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required, working proficiency in French would be an asset.

Application deadline: 31st May 2023 – 12 am GMT

Salary & benefits:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with

BirdLife International, Africa Division terms and conditions.

  • Gross monthly salary: EUR 3,000
  • Length/duration of this position: 1 year (renewable)
  • Working hours: Full time 40 hours per week
  • Date when the job expected to start: July 2023

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 deadline  to: recruitment-west-africa@birdlife.org

Interviews:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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About BirdLife International

We are a global family of over 115 national Partners covering all continents, landscapes and seascapes. In order to save the planet, nature and species, we use our seminal bird science, collecting and analyzing data from around the world, to implement the most effective and innovative conservation measures possible.
We are the official scientific source of information on birds for the IUCN Red List.