Job vacancies

We’re recruiting! Application deadline is 7 May 2019

Thinking about your next career step? We are looking for experienced professionals passionate about business and biodiversity. We are looking for three different roles to join our growing team: Researcher, Consultant and Principal Consultant.

Whether Researcher, Consultant or Principal Consultant, you are likely to come from an ecology-related background, e.g. landscape ecology, marine science, restoration ecology, HCV assessment, conservation planning, socio-economics, or protected areas management, all with non-OECD focus. Sector experience such as forestry, agribusiness, infrastructure, extractives, renewable energy and/or supply chains will also be viewed favourably.

If you have an affinity for nature, have worked in conservation or international environmental management, and wish to make a real change to the way the world works then one of our opportunities may be for you. Full application details can be found in the job adverts/job descriptions: Researcher, Consultant and Principal Consultant.

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.

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