lundi 20 décembre 2010

Marine Important Bird Area Assistant, Birdlife International Cambridge, UK

6 months initial appointment; (£17,000-19,000 pro rata, plus 12% pension)
As part of BirdLife’s commitment to identifying priority sites for conservation (Important Bird Areas; IBAs) across the world’s biomes, we are looking for someone to help provide analytical support to the designation of marine IBAs. The successful applicant will join the Science Team at the Birdlife Secretariat based in Cambridge and work in conjunction with the Global Seabird Programme.
The post is for an initial 6 month period, with the likelihood to extend until the end of 2012 based on performance and funding availability.
The role will focus on assisting with the acquisition and analysing of satellite tracking data, using a methodology which has already been defined, to identify potential marine IBAs. The position will also be responsible for reporting on the analytical process and for writing up justification for and mapping the resulting sites. This work will feed into the first global inventory of marine IBAs to be completed in 2012 and be closely aligned with the Convention on Biological Diversity process for identifying Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas.
The ideal candidate must have experience using GIS to analyse spatial data and would preferably have experience with using satellite tracking or telemetry data also. They should be able to work to deadlines, work independently to a high standard and learn new skills rapidly.
In addition, good communication skills (particularly in writing reports relating to analytical methods and outputs), an ability to solve problems and use maps to convey results in a clear and concise manner will be important attributes.
To apply please send CV, covering letter and 2 references to: or to : Science Vacancy, BirdLife International, Wellbrook Court, Girton Rd, Cambridge CB3 0NA For further details about BirdLife International and job description, visit Closing date for applications: Monday 17th January 2011; Interview dates: Friday 21st January 2011; Possible start date: early February 2011