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Team Leader (Biodiversity Expert) - “Biodiversity for Life” (B4Life)

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Belgium - Europe
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 17/10/2014
Company Name DAI
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Team Leader (Biodiversity Expert) - “Biodiversity for Life” (B4Life)

Location: Western Europe
Location Details: Based in Brussels
Division: Environment & Energy
Posting Date: 7/24/14
Job Code: 1592

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.


Team Leader (Biodiversity Expert) - “Biodiversity for Life” (B4Life)

Objectives of the role:

The EU is creating a technical assistance facility to support the European Commission in implementing its flagship initiative “Biodiversity for Life” (B4Life). The B4Life initiative aims to coordinate EU biodiversity interventions geared towards halting biodiversity loss globally.

The Team Leader will be based in Brussels. The Team Leader will manage the technical assistance team in order to support the European Commission in implementing its flagship initiative “Biodiversity for Life” (B4Life). The Team Leader will provide and coordinate technical support to EU Delegations and EuropeAid staff in programming, project identification, formulation and implementation of the B4Life initiative. He/She will contribute to drafting terms of reference in relation to the call for proposals and tenders to be launched by the programme. The Team Leader will also facilitate a knowledge hub and sharing activity in the area of biodiversity conservation on international level and within the EU and other partner countries.


Length of the project: 36 months

Start Date: January 2015


Qualifications and skills:

  • A university degree preferably in natural science or any other relevant background
  • Fluent in English and preferably French
  • Excellent skills as team leader, coordinator and communicator (including writing skills)

General professional experience:

  • At least 10 years of cumulative experience in areas related to programme implementation: ecosystem-services, ecosystem conservation, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation 

Specific professional experience:

  • Experience as team leader on at least one other EU funded assignment, including management of complicated assignments made of various sub-components and a small team of experts
  • Previous experience in organising call for proposals and selection processes within EU funded projects


Deadline for Application: 17th October 2014

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