Consultant – Protected Area Management

10th March 2022


We are looking for a biodiversity/conservation professional with previous fieldwork experience in Africa within protected area or natural resource management. The role will require you to turn data into accessible, technically sound reports and explain our work to diverse audiences with different cultural values.

Role title: Consultant – Protected Area Management

Organisation: The Biodiversity Consultancy

Closing Date: 31/03/2022

Role Location: UK based

Role Description

Job Description: Consultant – Protected Areas Management

The purpose of the role is to support major projects in emerging economies, integrating nature into business decision-making to deliver conservation gains and a sustainable basis for development.


  • Collation, interpretation and analysis of a wide range of environmental and social data
  • Supporting clients to interpret, understand and apply financial lending criteria, e.g. IFC PS6
  • Working as part of a project team, with responsibility for project elements
  • Design and review of biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) baseline surveys
  • Design of actions that implement the mitigation hierarchy
  • Design and implementation of natural resource / BES management strategies including mechanisms such as forest restoration and protected area management
  • Design and application of appropriate metrics for BES loss/gain accounting
  • Design of site-level Biodiversity Action Plans and Management Plans in a range of contexts, especially developments in non-OECD countries
  • Facilitating industry engagement with protected areas and their management
  • Convening and facilitating workshops bringing together multiple parties
  • Managing and strengthening partnerships and relations with companies, NGOs, and government institutions in emerging markets / non-OECD
  • Research and writing on technical and scientific aspects of biodiversity, ecosystem services and natural capital, for publication
  • Writing and editing succinct reports, and delivering presentations
  • Networking globally within the conservation movement
  • Developing new business in line with TBC strategy and due diligence framework
  • Other duties commensurate with the role


Essential attributes

  • Experience of working in Africa
  • Three years or more experience in a relevant field, such as biodiversity conservation, protected area/natural resource management, a conservation planner; a natural resource manager;
  • Field experience related to biodiversity, conservation and/or ecology.
  • Broad desktop research skills and experience, including understanding a region’s conservation status in terms of habitat and biodiversity, impacts from industry and level of protection
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects
  • Familiarity with international biodiversity, socio-economics, natural resource and livelihood issues,
  • Experience in one of more of the following sectors: mining; oil and gas; renewable energy; infrastructure; forestry; agribusiness
  • A willingness to travel and work with the private sector, understand their needs
  • Positivity and teamwork
  • A Masters’ degree or equivalent post-graduate studies in relevant disciplines

Desirable attributes

  • Experience of managing conservation projects and with industry experience
  • Experience of training/mentoring biodiversity/ecosystem service professionals in non-OECD contexts
  • Demonstrated track record in project management
  • Experience with IUCN red listing or species action plans, or experience with specific biodiversity survey and management methods;
  • Familiarity with scientific publishing
  • PhD in environmental or relevant social discipline
  • GIS skills
  • Significant field experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and/or Latin America
  • Environmental (ecological) consultancy experience

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