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Thank you for your interest in working with Fauna & Flora International (FFI). Our current vacancies are advertised below.

We do not keep speculative CVs or applications on file. So please revisit this page to see the latest vacancies if you are interested in working with us.

Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Strictly no agencies please.

We currently have four vacancies available.


Project Manager, Wonegizi REDD+ Project, Liberia
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Negotiable, depending on skills and experience
Start Date: 1 October 2017 (or sooner if possible)
Duration of Contract: 31 December 2020
Location: This post is based in Monrovia, Liberia with regular field travel, and international travel as required.

There is growing consensus that donor-based finance is insufficient to tackle many of the problems faced by society. The continued decline in biodiversity and the resulting loss of ecosystem services is no exception. With the pressure on threatened species and habitats rapidly increasing there is a need for significant additional financing for conservation work. This requires innovative operating models in order to respond adequately to the global conservation challenge with the speed and scale required to halt significant further loss.

Funder preferences are evolving and increasingly focused on these innovative operating models. There is a demonstrable shift in interest towards performance/outcome-based funding and in supporting enterprise models for achieving impact, through ‘Venture Philanthropy’. There is also an increasing pool of ‘impact investors’, seeking investments that deliver social and environmental impacts, in addition to varying levels of financial return.

With this backdrop, the Conservation Finance & Enterprise programme addresses the related challenges of establishing long-term, sustainable funding models for conservation initiatives; strengthening local and global incentives for conservation; and the urgent need for greater recognition of biodiversity and ecosystem services values within the global economy. The team has a vision where access to sustainable economic opportunities drives positive conservation outcomes by enabling and motivating local and global actors to enhance protection of threatened habitats and species.

Working closely with local partners, FFI’s Africa Programme currently operates in 14 countries in West, Central, East and Southern Africa, and is implementing a range of projects focused on species and habitat conservation, biodiversity planning, protected area management, institutional development and capacity building, sustainable use and community-focused wildlife management initiatives.

Liberia is home to large remaining intact sections of Upper Guinean Forest rich in endemic and endangered species not found elsewhere. These forests are at risk from extreme and immediate threats, such as slash-and-burn agricultural expansion, mining, plantations and poaching. Liberia is the Africa region’s biggest sub-programme of work, and has been central to FFI’s West Africa programme since 1997, supporting re-establishment of capacity for natural resource management throughout Liberia’s recovery from years of civil conflict. More recently, communities that were returning to their ancestral lands have been faced with further challenges to their livelihoods presented by the biggest outbreak of Ebola virus to date. Recognising how vital the country’s forests are for its people to thrive, FFI continues to support sustainable livelihoods that work in harmony with biodiversity conservation using multiple science-based, best practice approaches, and at landscape level.

The Liberia Government made a declaration in 2006 to put aside 30% of its forest for a protected area network (PAN) in 2006. To date, less than 4% of the PAN has been officially gazetted to formal protected status. The Wonegizi project site sits on the Liberia-Guinea border and is a key example of a critical transboundary forest found within a proposed protected area that is unable to offer the practical protection required whilst addressing the needs of local communities. With previous funding from the Norwegian Development Agency (Norad), FFI has been working at the site since 2010, with the aim to create Liberia’s first REDD+ pilot, integrated with protected area management.

FFI is seeking a qualified candidate to manage a substantial project funded by Norad. The project is one of the most ambitious agricultural extension and transformation programmes undertaken by FFI to date, and will pioneer innovation in the long-term financing of conservation efforts in Liberia. At its core is a focus on uniting the conservation and development agendas within and around an area of significant importance for biodiversity – a substantial area of the remaining Upper Guinean Forest ecosystem in Liberia.

The vision and impact of the project extends beyond the immediate project area, and informs the development of national policy processes that support replication of community and biodiversity-centred approaches to forest conservation throughout the country. The project illustrates a truly cross-cutting and collaborative approach to delivery, both within FFI and with partners and stakeholders in Liberia. Within FFI the Conservation Finance & Enterprise and Liberia Programmes provide strategic and operational leadership. With such a complex project, core to its success will be the collaborative nature by which it is managed and delivered. In particular, working across the Conservation Finance & Enterprise and Liberia programmes, the Project Manager will need to ensure the project is delivering on a range of priorities within the organisation, with a strong focus on building internal and external relationships through trust and cooperation.

You will have strong technical skills in relevant aspects of conservation and sustainable land-use management and/ or sustainable agriculture, and have a strong proven track record in managing large-scale sustainable development or conservation projects, with requisite operational, project, grant and financial management skills. Strong leadership and people management skills are essential to the role to ensure a professional and motivated team that delivers effectively against project aims, objectives and timelines. You will excel in working across a diverse and dispersed team of technical specialist building positive relationships. In particular you will establish good working relationships with relevant Government of Liberia partners, including Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Liberia Lands Authority (LLA) as well as other government institutions such as the Ministry of Agriculture.

This position is based in FFI’s office in Monrovia, Liberia with regular domestic travel to Lofa County as needed, and international travel as required (including regular travel to FFI’s head office in Cambridge, UK). In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.

Please view the following document for further details of the positions and how to apply:

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 3 September 2017 (UK time)


Senior Programme Manager, Eastern Africa
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Two-year fixed-term contract
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

Working closely with local partners, FFI’s Africa Programme currently supports operations in 13 countries in West, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, and is implementing a range of projects focused on both terrestrial and marine species and habitat conservation, biodiversity planning, protected area management, institutional development and capacity building, sustainable use and community-focused wildlife management initiatives.

To achieve its mission in Africa, FFI uses different approaches to work with and alongside local partners to focus on the sustainable use and management of natural resources as a means to effective conservation in the long-term. In all its projects in Africa, FFI seeks to:
• Build and support local partnerships with African conservation and community development organisations
• Strengthen institutions to bring sustainability and added value to projects
• Maintain long term presence and relationships
• Reconcile conservation goals with the needs of local people
• Incorporate sound science in decision-making

FFI’s Eastern Africa programme currently operates in South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and implements the Africa Programme strategy to support local people and organisations to use natural resources sustainably; conserving species, habitats, ecosystems and the services they provide, and at the same time striving for increased well-being for those people.

Within this region and more widely across FFI and the Africa Programme, we also engage with business, believing that one of the most effective ways to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services is to work with businesses that have the potential to pose the greatest risks, in order to help minimise their environmental impact.

FFI is seeking a highly experienced and motivated conservation professional to fulfil the role of Senior Programme Manager, Eastern Africa, assuming responsibility to oversee FFI operations in the region (currently South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania).

The successful candidate will have strong operational and managerial experience in conservation project and programme management, including project design, development and fundraising, technical and financial management and reporting of large funds and grants, preferably with statutory or multilateral/bilateral donors and preferably in Africa, as well as a commitment to organisational and national legal compliance.

Strong leadership and people management skills are essential to the role to ensure a professional and motivated team that delivers effectively against project aims, objectives and timelines. The role also requires a skilled and credible communicator, who is confident in developing and managing relationships with partner organisations and relevant stakeholders, including donors and funders.

The successful applicant will enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly and thoroughly to challenges and opportunities is paramount. Spoken and written fluency in English is essential.

Please view the following document for further details of the positions and how to apply:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 10 September 2017.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Major Donor and Foundations Consultant
Fauna & Flora International

Consultancy Fee: USD 640 per 8 hour day inclusive of all applicable taxes and costs payable by the Consultant, for a minimum of 85 days and a maximum of 104 days during the initial term.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Six month initial term
Location: Preferably based on the East Coast of the USA. Consultant to provide business case for exact location, considering fundraising potential and cost implications.

Over the last 35 years, FFI has built up a well-established portfolio of US-based major supporters, including private foundations, individual donors, and government funders. This consultancy offers huge opportunity for FFI to establish new relationships with a broad range of US donors to support our conservation programs across the world. FFI has a global reach and you will be an integral part of our network of experienced consultants in the US.

This is a truly exciting time to partner with FFI’s Fundraising Team. Over the past couple of years we have been honing our fundraising and have created what we believe to be an industry-leading program, built on developing and nurturing genuine long-term relationships with the people who support our conservation work.

We are seeking an experienced Major Donor and Foundations Consultant to work as an independent consultant; taking advantage of opportunities already identified, as well as identifying new sources of income, and strengthening existing relationships.

You will have a proven track record in securing funds, including 5 and 6 figure gifts, and be results driven. You will be highly organized and able to work independently. You must have significant experience of major donor fundraising in the US, preferably in the environmental sector and with experience of working with program staff internationally.

We are looking to engage a consultant who is committed to conservation and the environment, and who will be inspired by our vision to safeguard the natural world. You will be engaged as an independent contractor and as such will therefore be required to organize and manage your work, as well as dealing with your own tax, insurance and other obligations.

Please view the following document for further details of the positions and how to apply:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Thursday, August 31 2017


HR Administrator
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

Our HR Department in Cambridge provides a comprehensive generalist HR service across the organisation. We support around 110 UK-based employees and 20 international expatriate employees. In addition, we provide HR support to FFI offices around the world, who directly contract a further 250 national staff. Our Department is comprised of a Head of HR, Senior HR Adviser and HR Administrator and we are supported by an external agency providing UK payroll services.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain real breadth of HR exposure in an international organisation to further your HR career. We are offering a diverse role with a wide range of activities. These include: dealing with routine HR queries, providing a full administration service across the employee life cycle, managing and developing the HR pages of our internal online platform and maintaining and developing our HR information system.

You will either have direct HR or highly relevant experience. With excellent administration skills, you will be highly organised, methodical in your approach to work and have meticulous attention to detail. Keen to take ownership of your work, you will be proactive and able to work autonomously.

Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will enable you to build positive, productive work relationships with colleagues and ensure that our HR Department remains a trusted and approachable service for managers and employees. The ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality is essential, as is fluency in spoken and written English.

You will enjoy working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, where the ability to respond swiftly to changing organisational and team needs is paramount. In return, we offer the opportunity to work for a ground-breaking organisation at the forefront of global conservation, with generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance, life insurance and salary exchange schemes, including Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work Scheme.

Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

Please view the following document for further details of the positions and how to apply:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 20 August 2017.


 

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