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Logo: RSPBDo you have a passion for tropical forests and their global conservation?


Do you have strong project management skills and first-hand experience of the complexities of managing forest landscapes for conservation and local livelihoods, particularly in the West African context?


Conservation Officer International
Reference: A0880619
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Salary: 25,463 to 27,585 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent


An exciting opportunity to work with colleagues in the RSPB and with Birdlife International Partners in West Africa, particularly in Sierra Leone and Liberia which will involve unsupervised international travel.


Key elements of this job are:

  • Support the development of proposals for cocoa/ other commodity work in Gola, including work plan and budget, for Partnerships for Forests, IDH Cocoa Origins and other proposals as opportunities arise.
  • Support the development of proposals for sustainable innovative financing for Gola, in collaboration with SCNL, CSSL, GRC and BirdLife International, as opportunities arise, for e.g. Green Climate Fund (and other carbon funds), DFID's Climate Care Unit, Coalition of Private Investment in Conservation (CPIC), Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, and others.
  • Lead on RSPB communications work and profile bulding for the Greater Gola Programme.
  • Administration and project support for sustainable innovative financing implementation for Gola going forward.
  • Represent Gola at BLI Programme Coordination Team meetings, compile RSPB Topical Issue reports/ other summary eports.
  • Support to finding solutions for sustainable finance for other landscapes, as required.


The successful candidate will have / be:

  • end-to-end project management experience,
  • good attention to detail;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • experience of work internationally, particularly in West Africa.
  • team player


Closing: 29 June 2019
Interviews: 15 July 2019


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