Marine Programme Officer

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Doga, BirdLife Turkey, Job Description

Marine Programme Officer 

Location: Izmir, Turkey

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the development of the marine component of Doga’s conservation work.
  • Coordinate and report outputs of a multi-taxa observer programme to understand bycatch of vulnerable bird, sea turtle, sea mammal and turtle species in Turkey.
  • Monitor and synthesise studies on conservation status and threat categories of Turkey’s marine biodiversity, and, to this end, form partnerships with academicians, national/international CSOs on behalf of Doga.
  • Design and implement a strategy for identification of Marine Important Bird Areas in Turkey
  • Contribute to the development of regional or national action plans and red-list assessments of key marine species.
  • Contribute in other national marine biodiversity monitoring and research projects in Turkey, wherever possible and needed.
  • Support preparation of peer review articles on status of marine biodiversity of Turkey.


  • Willingness for forming good relations and partnerships with all groups in Turkey and elsewhere, working for conservation of birds and wider biodiversity.
  • 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 wider 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 with proven experience in marine biodiversity 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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