Jobs

Here at BirdLife Malta we pride ourselves on being an international team working towards conserving Europe’s migratory birds in Malta. If you’re passionate about the environment and conservation, and would like to join our expanding team, then check out our vacancies below.

Job Title: Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service (EVS) vacancies

Application Details

Dates: 1st February 2018 – 31st January 2019 (fixed dates).

Costs: Voluntary positions, but all living costs will be covered and accommodation provided.

Number of positions (14):

  • 4 conservation
  • 3 education
  • 2 communications
  • 2 nature reserves
  • 1 finance and fundraising
  • 1 software developer/IT administrator
  • 1 administration and membership.

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

Are you:

  • Aged 18-30
  • Living in one of the programme or partner countries listed on erasmusplus.org.uk/participating-countries
  • 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 do hands-on conservation work ranging from fieldwork aimed at protection of wild birds from illegal killing to raising public awareness in events
  • 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
  • Physically fit (for essential fieldwork)
  • Preferably possess a valid driving licence

The EVS programme will provide you:

  • Accommodation in a shared room near our premises 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) 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. For a detailed description of each position and the duties for each position click here.

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 EVS Assistants (Position) e.g. Application for EVS Assistants (Communications & Events Assistant) together with an updated CV. Please note that CVs without the application form filled in will not be considered.

The positions are funded by Erasmus+.

Applications close on Sunday 26th November 2017. Telephone/Skype interviews will take place shortly afterwards, with successful applicants informed before Christmas.

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

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Job Title: Seabird Conservation Warden

Team: LIFE Arċipelagu Garnija

Location of job: BirdLife Malta offices in Salini and Ta’ Xbiex

Post holder reports to: Project Manager

Overall purpose of the job: To carry out a range of duties related with seabird conservation in Malta as part of our LIFE Arċipelagu Garnija project. This will include: rodent control, monitoring of colonies, public awareness activities on colony sites, compilation of data, mapping, and reporting.

Main Duties:

Field work and site management

  • Seabird colony monitoring: ringing, taking morphological measurements, nest monitoring, mist netting, call registrations at night, GPS mapping, colony and nest searching, deployment of trail cameras and sound recorders
  • Assessment of threats: predator presence, recreational activities, and others
  • Regular predator control in colony sites mainly involving rat control with bait stations including on steep cliffs

Data analysis

  • Office-based work to compile, process and analyse data collected in the field in Excel, Access, ArcGIS, and R software

Public relations and awareness

  • Carry out warden duties at key terrestrial locations to educate the public (campers, picnickers, and tourists) about shearwaters and their threats to encourage behavioural changes (e.g. discourage littering, barbecues on cliff tops, etc.).
  • Carry out warden duties at sea close to nesting sites to educate the public (boat users, fishermen) about shearwaters and their threats to encourage behavioural changes (e.g. noise pollution from boats, disturbing nest sites, etc.).
  • Assist in events, meetings and workshops

Reporting

  • Assist in the production of reports related to monitoring and conservation actions, nature permits, and others as necessary

For a full job description and person specification click here.

To apply:

Please download an application form and send a completed version to: info@birdlifemalta.org by 23:00 on the 5th December 2017. Applications are accepted by email only.

For further information visit www.birdlifemalta.org/arcipelagugarnija

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Job Title: Light Pollution Technical Officer

Team: LIFE Arċipelagu Garnija

Location of job: BirdLife Malta offices in Salini and Ta’ Xbiex

Post holder reports to: Project Manager

Reporting to post holder: Light Pollution experts

Overall purpose of the job: To carry out a range of duties related with actions to study and reduce light pollution affecting seabird colonies in Malta.

Main Duties:

Research and data gathering

  • Determine the necessary techniques and ways forward to reduce light pollution at specific localities
  • Mapping of the exposure of Yelkouan Shearwater colonies to light pollution and identifying light sources
  • Office-based work to compile, process and analyse data collected
  • Work alongside project partner Transport Malta in a pilot project aimed at reducing light pollution from the Ċirkewwa Ferry Terminal.

Public relations

  • Assist in the organisation of meetings and workshops with key authorities and stakeholders as well as events involving volunteers
  • Liaise with project partner Transport Malta for the Ċirkewwa pilot project

 Reporting

  • Carry out a review of current policies and legislation on light pollution in Malta.
  • To produce reports as required by the project

 Field work

  • Occasionally work outdoors to take light pollution measures at night and identify light pollution sources

For a full job description and person specification click here.

To apply:

Please download an application form and send a completed version to: info@birdlifemalta.org by 22:00 on the 30th November 2017. Applications are accepted by email only.

For further information visit www.birdlifemalta.org/arcipelagugarnija