Important Bird Areas Monitoring Officer

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Important Bird Areas Monitoring Officer

Location: Izmir, Turkey 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Form alliances and partnerships with relevant stakeholders for effective monitoring of Important Bird Areas (IBAs).
  • Monitor and synthesise studies on conservation status and threat categories of IBA trigger species in Turkey, and, to this end, form partnerships with academicians, national/international CSOs and birdwatchers.
  • Contribute to development of the new IBA directory of Turkey
  • Design monitoring programs for threatened bird populations at IBAs and for globally significant congregations along Turkey’s flyways
  • Annually update status of Important Bird Areas of Turkey and integrate the data in World Bird and Biodiversity Database
  • Contribute in the development of regional or national action plans and red-list assessments of IBA trigger species.
  • Contribute in national bird monitoring and research projects in Tukey, wherever possible.
  • Support all groups and initiatives and active use of eKusBank, to enhance the development of birdwatching in Turkey.
  • Support preparation of peer review articles on status of IBAs of Turkey.


  • Willingness for forming good relations and partnerships with all groups in Turkey and elsewhere, working for conservation of birds.
  • Openness and respect for different views and cultures in Turkey and globally.
  • Being able to work as part of team and self-dedication/interest in conservation of birds and biodiversity.
  • High flexibility for traveling for job-related field studies or other purposes.
  • Being capable of flexible time management.
  • Experience in Project Management.
  • Fluent in verbal and academic English and preferably in another local language.
  • BSc/MSc degree or proven experience in bird research and conservation

Application: Candidates are kindly requested to send their CV and a letter of interest to [email protected].

Deadline: 30 June 2018

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