Call for a coordinator for BID regional support teams in three regions

Jun, 2024 | GBIF, Call for a coordinator

Full-time contract opportunity for one candidate from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, or Oceania with strong coordination skills and deep understanding of the GBIF network, to assist the Biodiversity Information for Development programme.

Deadline: 12 July 2024

The GBIF Secretariat is seeking applications from an individual candidate interested in coordinating three regionally distributed teams supporting projects in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands.

This call complements a separate call for regional support contractors for the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme. The candidate selected through this call will guide and contribute to the work of distributed teams of support contractors working directly with communities of practice in the region. Candidates who wish to be considered for the part-time roles must respond to the call for applications for regional support contracts.

The regional support coordinator must reside within GBIF’s Africa, Oceania, and Latin America and the Caribbean regions and will guide and participate in the work of the regional support teams assisting BID project grantees engaged in data mobilization and use. The selected candidate will play a key role in organizing the work of the three distributed regional teams.

Planning for BID’s next phase is underway and expected to begin in the third quarter of 2024. This programme aims to improve access and availability to biodiversity data and information for decision-makers in developing countries, enabling the effective implementation of multilateral agreements such as the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). Recognizing the challenge of implementing data mobilization projects successfully, BID emphasizes the role of capacity enhancement in helping funded projects achieve their goals.

The regional support coordinator will add to ongoing efforts of node managers, regional representatives, and volunteer trainers and mentors by:

  • Coordinating the distributed help-desk assistance, training, and mentoring provided by the regional support teams contracted by the Secretariat in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Oceania
  • Establishing knowledge flows between the BID project teams, the Secretariat, the GBIF network, and other experts from the GBIF community
  • Ensuring the achievement of the objectives set out for each of the three regional support teams


Application procedure

Applications must be submitted in English through the GBIF Grants Portal by 12 July 2024 at 23:59 CEST (UTC+2). When completing an application form on the GBIF Grants Portal , a candidate must upload their full CV.

For applications from countries or organizations that already participate in GBIF, you must inform the GBIF Head of Delegation or Node Manager of your application. In addition, you are strongly encouraged to include a letter of support, stating at a minimum that the Head of Delegation or Node Manager is aware of the application and that it appears to fall within the scope of the call.

Questions on the application procedure may be directed to .

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Fuente: Notícias GBIF