Job vacancies

Associate Consultants

We create strategic partnerships with like-minded individuals when we believe we will achieve more working together than apart. We draw on our wider network of experts for specialist roles and projects. We would like to hear from experienced ecologists who understand the business context and can bring a species, habitat or sector specialism to our projects. If would like to find out more about becoming an Associate Consultant of TBC, please send your CV and if relevant a recent example of written work to recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

Internship opportunities

From time to time, TBC employs interns to give talented aMadagascarnd promising graduates an insight into the world of business and biodiversity and to share our passion for achieving sustainable development. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who intend to pursue their conservation careers in Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin America. Please note that our current internship opportunities have been filled – we do not expect to have a new opening until at least January 2017.

TBC’s internship programme aims to give promising graduates an insight into the world of business and biodiversity and to share our passion for achieving a sustainable approach to development. We expect interns to make a significant contribution to TBC’s work at the same time as exploring their own particular biodiversity or ecosystem services interests. The opportunity is initially offered on a three-month basis (either full- or part-time), with the potential of a further three-month extension.

Depending on individual interests and experience, and project availability, tasks may include specific project inputs, discrete science/policy assignments (including background research, data compilation/analysis, and writing technical or broader-communication pieces), and ‘shadowing’ TBC staff on particular projects.

We are looking for outstanding graduates and postgraduates who have a clear and strong interest in developing a career in the field of biodiversity management.

Potential project areas

  • Biodiversity and Natural Capital Accounting
  • Business cost/benefit assessment frameworks for mitigation (how these are being used, how their design could be improved)
  • Tools and mechanisms enabling positive long-term conservation outcomes nationally – data platforms and tools, policy approaches and legislative mechanisms
  • Needs assessment for capacity development – how to enable effective biodiversity management.

The ideal intern will meet the following skills, knowledge and experience

  • A first degree in a relevant subject
  • Have significant and considerable conservation (or related work) experience from Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin and Central America. Have relevant ‘real world’ work experience from Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin and Central America
  • Be in the early stages of your career
  • Have a clear and strong interest in developing a career in the field of biodiversity management
  • Demonstrable interest in continuing your career in Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin and Central America
  • Positivity and teamwork
  • Be fluent in English

In addition we would welcome:

  • A Masters or PhD in environmental discipline
  • Have relevant ‘real world’ work experience from Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin and Central America
  • Familiarity with scientific publishing
  • Experience in social issues related to– biodiversity such as livelihoods and NTFPs
  • Proven ability to be able to work in French, Spanish or another widely spoken language
  • Knowledge of GIS

For more information please email recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

IUCN announces Rio Doce Panel opportunities

IUCN is working with partners to establish an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration underway in the Rio Doce watershed in Brazil.

In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths. The tailings spill ran approximately 650 km, from the mine, through the Doce River to eventually reach the Atlantic Ocean.

IUCN is now seeking input on the development and design of the ISTAP from relevant stakeholders, including representatives from the local communities, NGOs, government and academia in Brazil and elsewhere. The full announcement is available here.