Director Terrestrial Biodiversity

Allen & York
UAE

Ref: HP482-337
Allen & York

The Role


The Role


A leading UAE government entity is looking to appoint a new Divisional Director for their Terrestrial Biodiversity function. The new appointee will assume overall responsibility for leading the department and its biodiversity research, conservation and development programs, whilst also acting as the lead internal advisor on terrestrial biodiversity conservation. The terrestrial team works alongside the marine biodiversity team - hence applications from marine scientists will not be accepted for this role.

Requirements


Requirements


It is essential that applicants for the role must be able to balance the responsibilities of defining the general working plan and strategy of the terrestrial biodiversity unit, with the ability to provides technical input to programs & identification of research needs for terrestrial biodiversity.

Applicants are expected to possess either a Ph. D or M.Sc degree in a directly applicable field, with a minimum of 10 years practical experience in terrestrial biodiversity / environmental management.

Direct experience of at least 7 years in leading terrestrial biodiversity or wildlife departments or institutions is expected.

Personal experience of living and working in the region is desirable. If this is not possible applicants must have significant experience of working within a highly regulated legal framework.

The applicant profile should demonstrate exposure to a combination of technical, scientific, project management, communication and training skills

Fluency in Arabic is advantageous

About the Company


About the Company


Allen & York is a market leading specialist Recruitment Company serving the Environment, Planning & Built Environment, Energy and Health & Safety sectors. We enjoy a distinguished reputation for quality and professionalism.

Our proven ability to add value to all levels of recruitment stems from a development of close working relationships, strategic understanding, personalised problem solving and specialist experience within the Natural and Built Environment market sectors.

Based in the United Kingdom and established in 1993, Allen & York provide high quality personnel to national and international organisations at all levels within the sectors of Environment, Planning & Built Environment, Health & Safety, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Health & Safety, Environmental Management, Water Management and Waste Management.
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