BGCI is recruiting a SEABG Network Coordinator
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
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.