Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia

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11 Mar 2021
Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia
BirdLife International - the largest nature conservation organisation in the world - is looking for an experienced, dynamic and passionate Regional Director to provide strategic leadership across the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia Division.  
BirdLife International is a partnership of national grass root conservation organisations present in over 100 countries and territories.  BirdLife International strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.  BirdLife’s unique local-to-global approach enables us to deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
We are seeking an individual with strong leadership skills and management experience to lead the European and Central Asia Division of BirdLife International to deliver high quality services to enable the BirdLife Partnership to make a tangible contribution to protecting and restoring nature in the region. This person will be responsible for leading regional conservation work in line with the BirdLife strategy and programmes. He or she will facilitate fundraising for our common work and promote joint initiatives and represent BirdLife in the region.
Key requirements:
Good knowledge of international conservation and sustainable development, and understanding of the challenges in biodiversity conservation and in civil society development across Europe and Central Asia
Proven track record of successfully leading a regional team of professionals within a global organisation
Demonstrable experience in strategic planning and organisational management
Strong collaboration, networking and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and influence.
The Regional Director provides input into the global strategy, programmes and policies of BirdLife International, and as part of the Senior Management Team, is a member of the decision-making body of BirdLife’s Global Secretariat. A full job description can be found at
To apply, please email your CV and an explanatory covering letter to, marking your application with “Regional Director” in the subject line.
Closing date for applications: 11 March 2021.
First stage interviews will take place week commencing 15 March 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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