Biodiversity Lead

April 27, 2023
  • Location: Mozambique
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #12362

BIODERVISITY LEAD required by our Client within oil and gas industry (OPERATOR), to be assigned on contract basis, located in Mozambique.
Duration:           (12 months renewable)

  • Planning and implementation of the Projects overall BES program
  • Develop/ update BES management and monitoring plans/ procedures as required
  • Engagement with contractors to ensure they understand and meet Project requirements
  • Manage consultants to ensure their ecological surveys and deliverables are on time and of excellent quality
  • Continually review the level of project adherence to IFC PS6 and identify gaps or upcoming issues which may impact project financing or company reputation
  • Liaise with partners and other operators to ensure minimal overlap and maximum efficiency of program implementation
  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders to support the accurate two-way exchange of information
  • Lead the internal Biodiversity Working Group and ensure clear communication between the organizations represented in the group
  • Provide senior management and project personnel accurate information related to IFC PS6 related activities and requirements
  • Support the environmental and social lender due diligence process
  • Recommend BES performance metrics based on Project requirements and track progress
  • Support environmental audits and implementation of corrective actions
  • Development of biodiversity related training materials and roll out of such
  • Inputs in to reports on BES performance internally and externally (i.e., government, lenders)


  • Minimum of 10 years industry-related experience required with a minimum of 5 years of BES experience, preferably for finance projects
  • Good working knowledge of the IFC Performance Standards, specifically experience in the development and implementation of Biodiversity Action Plans, including Biodiversity Offset Management
  • Experience in managing onshore and offshore ecological surveys
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
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