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European Solidarity Corps Vacancies

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location
Town/City Ta' Xbiex
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Salary (Maximum)
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Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 31/01/2020
Company Name BirdLife Malta
Contact Name Janet Borg
Telephone +35621347655
Email info@birdlifemalta.org
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European Solidarity Corps vacancies
Application Details

Dates:       1st March 2020 – 28th February 2021
Costs:       Voluntary positions, but all living costs will be covered and accommodation provided

Number of positions (6):

  • 3 Conservation
  • 1 Education
  • 1 Finance
  • 1 Administration & Membership

BirdLife Malta is looking for new full-time volunteers to join their international team protecting birds and their habitats and inspiring and educating people about birds and nature in the Maltese Islands. Volunteers will be based in our offices and at our nature reserves in Malta. Those who have previously participated in a long-term Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme or long-term Erasmus+ Volunteering scheme are not eligible to apply for these positions.

Are you:

  • Aged 18-30
  • A citizen of one of these partner and programme countries: Italy, Spain, UK, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine, Belarus and Turkey
  • Outgoing, friendly, keen to meet new people, socialise, and experience a different culture
  • Interested in bird conservation and/or environmental protection
  • Interested in improving bird, flora and other taxa identification skills
  • Interested in inspiring and educating people about birds and the natural world
  • Willing to develop administration, time management, numeracy, and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to learn and having an adaptable approach in line with the needs of a charitable organisation’s structure including working flexible and occasional long hours, which could include weekends and public holidays

The European Solidarity Corps programme will provide you:

  • Accommodation in a shared room close to our offices in Ta’ Xbiex/in the northern part of the island close to our nature reserves, or with host families
  • Coverage of all living costs such as electricity, water, gas, and internet
  • Reimbursement of the flight and other transport costs (bus, train, metro, visa) to/from Malta, up to a certain limit
  • €300 monthly allowance
  • Private CIGNA insurance

Description of duties:

There is the opportunity for each volunteer to gain a wide range of experience and skills across the organisation. Duties for each position are as follows:

CONSERVATION (3 positions)

In 2020, the Conservation department is looking for candidates to assist the department in fulfilling a number of duties related to our core conservation work. Depending on the candidate’s experience, interest and qualifications, conservation assistants will fulfill a combination of the following roles:

Wildlife crime fieldwork

  • Assistance is needed in our fieldwork in relation to ongoing wildlife crime related to hunting, trapping and illegal possession of protected birds. Activities will include ad-hoc monitoring as well as dedicated periods of engagement in wildlife crime investigations such as during our annual Spring Watch and Raptor Camp
  • Candidates would ideally have a good grasp of bird taxonomy, have volunteered in wildlife crime detection activities, know how to handle basic optical equipment and are willing to learn and innovate

Data handling

  • Assistance is needed in data management, providing suitable metrics and statistics to assist the department’s works. Duties will include the filing and maintenance of photographic and video records, creation and maintenance of databases, productions of maps, graphs and other relevant outputs from bird research and monitoring work
  • Candidates would ideally have a good knowledge and experience in the use of ArcGIS software, and can work with various platforms and databases from bird records to sightings to mapping and graphic presentations

Bird rescue and care

BirdLife Malta runs a 24/7 voluntary injured bird recovery scheme, answering calls made by the public who encounter shot or injured birds in their property or in the countryside. Accordingly assistance is required in picking up and ensuring injured birds brought to BirdLife Malta receive urgent veterinary attention, and are rehabilitated with the aim of releasing them back into the wild. Duties will include:

  • Answering calls by the public, picking up and ensuring injured birds brought to BirdLife Malta receive urgent veterinary attention and first aid
  • Feed and care for injured birds requiring short or long-term rehabilitation through various stages in their recovery so they can be released into the wild
  • Ensure excellent hygiene to minimise health risks to birds and humans
  • Provide feedback to people calling BirdLife Malta regarding injured bird cases
  • Keep records and case files of all cases of injured birds, reporting to Conservation Manager, Conservation Officer and veterinary surgeons on all cases of wild birds under our care
  • Establish and innovate feeding protocols, care and maintenance of injured birds ensuring they can be released at their outmost physical form

EDUCATION (1 position)

The aim of this role is to inspire, involve and educate people about birds and the natural world, with a particular focus on school age children and their families. We are looking for enthusiastic, natural communicators with a passion for the environment and working with people!

Education Assistant (1)

  • Developing fun and engaging educational resources for family events, school activities and outreach events
  • Liaising with schools, architects and education professionals to assist in the implementation and design of new garden projects for wildlife and outdoor learning
  • Planning and delivering educational events throughout the year such as an Easter  Egg Hunt, sponsored walks and activities all about migration of birds
  • Managing the booking system for field visits to our nature reserves acting as a key liaison with schools

FINANCE (1 position)

Finance Assistant (1 position)

  • Assisting the Finance Manager and Membership Officer with office duties
  • Perform basic office duties including answering the telephone, dealing with incoming mail
  • Prepare Purchase Orders (Accounts Payable)
  • Prepare invoices for donors and members when required (Accounts Receivable)
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Assisting in the preparation of Payroll, FS3/FS5 document and annual reconciliation (FS7)
  • Assisting in the preparation of VAT return
  • Assisting in the preparation of Management and Cash Flow reports
  • Assisting in the Financial reporting of EU project
  • Help in preparing yearly financial reports
  • Manage Asset and Stock

ADMINISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP (1 position)

As the main point of contact for the BirdLife Malta office, excellent people skills are a must. The role will be primarily supporting administration, membership and merchandise, but from time to time will include assistance in events and other ad hoc tasks.  The chosen applicant should have an interest in nature and environment and a good command of English.

Administration & Membership Assistant (1 position)

  • Office logistics (stationery control, suppliers management, office general supplies)
  • Basic office duties including acting as the main point of contact through answering the telephone and dealing with incoming mail
  • General HR duties (recruitment, staff meetings, staff development, volunteer management)
  • Administrative support to projects (LIFE, Erasmus+, ESC, etc.)
  • Properties and assets management (volunteers’ residence)
  • Basic IT support (emails, printers configuration, etc.)
  • Membership management (process new memberships and renewals, management of the CRM system and database, preparation of annual, monthly and weekly reports)
  • Manage the stock for BirdLife Malta’s merchandise 
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of events and campaigns
  • Draft and produce written correspondence such as letters, reports and other documents

TO APPLY

Please download and fill in the application form, making it clear which department or position you are most interested in. Completed applications should be returned to info@birdlifemalta.org with subject: Application for European Solidarity Corps (Position) e.g. Application for European Solidarity Corps (Finance Assistant) together with an updated CV. Please note that CVs without the application form filled in will not be considered.

We highly recommend that you visit our website at www.birdlifemalta.org for further information before applying.

Applications close on Friday 31st January 2020 at noon. Telephone/Skype interviews will take place shortly afterwards.

Please note that incomplete and/or late applications will not be taken into consideration.

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