Fwd: BirdLife Seabird Conservation Programme: position vacancy

Subject: Fwd: BirdLife Seabird Conservation Programme: position vacancy
From: Eric Dorfman <>
Date: Sat, 02 Dec 2000 15:25:44 +1100
Dear Colleagues,

Here is something you might be interested in.  It promises to be a very
exciting position, in a beautiful part of the world.


Eric Dorfman

>Subject: BirdLife Seabird Conservation Programme: position vacancy
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>Dear colleagues
>The advert for a Campaign Officer/Manager for BirdLife's "Save the
>Albatross Campaign" that was previously posted to the Seabird and
>Bycatch Listervers has now been reworded a little to emphasize 
>more the campaigning nature of the position. The new version is 
>Additionally, the deadline for applications has been extended to 15 
>Those of you who have already applied need not reapply, since your 
>applications are already being processed.
>Kind regards
>John Cooper
>Requires a Campaign Manager to co-ordinate its "Save the Albatross
>Campaign: Keeping the World's Seabirds off the Hook" from 1 January
>2001. The Save the Albatross Campaign aims to reduce the mortality of
>seabirds caused by longline fishing on a global scale using public
>campaigning, advocacy and communications to influence
>inter-governmental organizations, governments and the fishing industry
>to work together and effect change.
>The successful applicant will be based in Cape Town, South Africa in
>new regional offices of BirdLife South Africa, which manages the
>Seabird Conservation Programme on behalf of BirdLife International,
>one of the world's major environmental non-governmental organizations,
>with active partners in a 100 countries. The Campaign Officer will
>report to the Director of Birdlife South Africa via the Programme
>The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills;
>written and spoken fluency in English; proven international public
>campaigning experience and an ability to develop international
>campaign strategies; experience of working in and/or managing an
>international team; an ability to motivate people from different walks
>of life and in different countries to take action; an ability to write
>popular articles and press releases; an ability to convene and produce
>reports on technical workshops; a passion for conservation and a
>knowledge of ornithology. A tertiary qualification in a relevant field
>will be a distinct advantage, as will written and spoken fluency in a
>language other than English. A willingness to travel overseas several
>times a year will be a requirement of the position. The appointment
>will be contractual, initially for two years, but distinct prospects
>for extension of the contract exist.  A three-month probation period
>will apply.  A competitive employment package will be paid in South
>African Rands.
>Information on BirdLife's Seabird Conservation Programme may be
>obtained from its web site at
>and the BirdLife International website at
>Applications with the names, e-mail addresses and/or fax numbers of
>two referees, plus a curriculum vitae, should be sent, preferably as
>attached files, to the Programme Coordinator at
> or posted to John Cooper, c/o Avian
>Demography Unit, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South
>Africa; fax +27-21-650-3434.
>The extended deadline for applications is 15 December 2000.  
>Applications are welcomed from any part of the world.  Short-listed 
>applicants are likely to be requested to be interviewed by staff of 
>BirdLife partners in their home country.

Eric Dorfman
ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
and Honorary Secretary
Institute of Wildlife Research
School of Biological Sciences, A08
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Chairman, International Committee
Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union (Birds Australia)

Phone: 61-2-9351-5788
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