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BGCI is recruiting a SEABG Network Coordinator

23 June 2016

BGCI is recruiting a Coordinator to manage and develop the programme of work of the Southeast Asia Botanic Garden Network. This is a part time (60%) position and is located at the Dr. Cecilia Koo Botanic Conservation Center, Taiwan

Job Specification:

In close consultation with the SEABG members and BGCI, and in accordance with the terms of reference of the SEABG Secretariat, undertake to:

1.    Manage and further develop the programme of work of the SEABG network:

  • Collect and collate information on major ongoing and planned ex and in situ conservation and restoration initiatives in the region led by botanic gardens and partners, with a view to inform and develop the strategic establishment of the SEABG programme. 
  • Ensure entries of SEABG member institutions in BGCI’s global databases (GardenSearch and PlantSearch) are kept up-to-date. 

2.    Secure funding for the continued development of the programme of work of the SEABG network:

  • Prepare an inventory of potential funding sources in the region as well as at the global level.
  • Develop funding proposals in line with SEABG network programme priorities and donor interests, and facilitate relations and liaise with prospective sponsors.
  • Encourage and raise BGCI membership in SEABG countries.

3.    Facilitate the organisation of SEABG network meetings and training courses:

  • Coordinate the planning and preparatory arrangements including the development of the technical programmes of the network meeting and training, as well as the logistics of the event.
  • Facilitate the running of the network meeting and training including ensuring the preparation of a concise record of the main discussions, recommendations and decisions of the business meeting as well as of the training.

Profile specification:

  • Postgraduate qualification in plant sciences, conservation science or a related subject.
  • Thorough understanding of the work and role of botanic gardens and of ex situ conservation.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of conservation projects, especially in the Tropics, in collaboration with botanic gardens.
  • Excellent communication, writing and editing skills in English; knowledge of Mandarin, and/or of any other major language spoken in the SEABG region is an additional asset.
  • Proven ability to raise funds.
  • Good people skills and the ability to communicate with external partners from a wide variety of backgrounds across the world.
  • Willingness to travel frequently.
  • Ability to work under own initiative.

To apply:     Send a covering letter and a CV, stating how you meet the criteria set out in the job and profile specifications to

Closing date for application: 24 July 2016.
Start date:    To be confirmed.

Employment contract conditions under Taiwanese law will apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Initial interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held by phone between 10-15 August 2016, and interviews in person in Taiwan will be scheduled between 12-14 September 2016.


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