Regional Director for Africa

28th October 2021


We are seeking an individual with strong leadership skills and management experience to lead the Africa Division of BirdLife International to deliver high quality services to enable the BirdLife Partnership to make a tangible contribution to protecting and restoring nature in the region. This person will be responsible for leading regional conservation work in line…

Role title: Regional Director for Africa

Organisation: BirdLife International

Closing Date: 15/11/2021

Role Location: Nairobi, Kenya, but will consider other locations within the region

Role Description

Key requirements:

  • Good knowledge of international conservation and sustainable development, and understanding of the challenges in biodiversity conservation and in civil society development across Africa
  • Proven track record of successfully leading a regional team of professionals within a global organisation
  • Demonstrable experience in strategic planning and organisational management
  • Strong collaboration, networking and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and influence.

The Regional Director provides input into the global strategy, programmes and policies of BirdLife International, and as part of the Senior Management Team, is a member of the decision-making body of BirdLife’s Global Secretariat. A full job description can be found at

To apply, please email your CV and an explanatory covering letter to, marking your application with “Regional Director Africa” in the subject line.

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