Biodiversity and Conservation Managing Director (Peru) ~

14 de marzo de 2014

Biodiversity and Conservation Managing Director (Peru)

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Job Description: The Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability of
the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is seeking a highly
motivated Conservation Biologist to provide strong leadership and management
for SCBI biodiversity and conservation programs in Peru. The job requires
the development and implementation of biodiversity action plans,
biodiversity monitoring and assessment programs, ecosystem services
assessments, scenario planning and engagement with multiple stakeholders to
achieve SCBI programs conservation priorities. SCBI programs have a strong
research framework and require the development and publication of research
results to achieve conservation goals. This position is based in Lima, Peru
with regular travel to research sites within the country and occasional
international travel.

Background: SCBI conducts research to study, understand, predict, and
monitor the impact of infrastructure development projects on biodiversity
and ecosystem services. The knowledge and information generated by SCBI
programs provides management recommendations for best conservation and
sustainable development practices. Guided by the principles of the
Convention on Biological Diversity, SCBI has worked with selected energy
development companies since 1996 to integrate biodiversity conservation into
development projects to meet national needs with conservation priorities.

Responsibilities: The Biodiversity and Conservation Managing Director is
responsible for developing, managing and implementing SCBI programs and
priorities in Peru. The candidate will work with SCBI staff in Lima, Peru
and Washington, DC as well as sponsors of SCBI programs and stakeholders in
Peru and in the area of influence of the projects. They will follow and
implement Smithsonian and Peruvian policies and standard operational
procedures to effectively achieve SCBI program goals. The candidate will
work closely with SCBI researchers to develop and implement conservation
science protocols.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have: 1) a PhD in conservation
biology, ecology, biology, or a related discipline, 2) three to five years
of experience in leading and managing programs, and certified in program
management or demonstrated strong organizational and project management
skills, 3) strong science and statistical background with a publication
record, 4) fully bilingual in Spanish and English and with excellent oral
and writing communication skills.

Applicants should email: 1) a letter of interest detailing qualifications
for the position in Spanish and English, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) contact
information for 3 professional references (including institution, email
address, phone number) to Ms. Castro at Include
“Biodiversity and Conservation Managing Director, Peru” in the subject line
of the email.

Salary: Determined based on qualifications.

Deadline to submit applications: Application deadline March 17, 2014.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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