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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.

We currently have three vacancies available.

Operations and Legal Officer
Fauna & Flora International

Salary Range: £25,000 – £28,000 per annum
Start Date: January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Cambridge, UK,

FFI is seeking a highly diligent and methodical Operations and Legal Officer to support FFI in compliance with statutory obligations, internal policies and procedures and funder requirements.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and working closely with members of the Operations Team, you will review legal documents, carry out legal research and provide legal and administrative support to FFI’s operations.

You will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant subject, or equivalent experience, preferably in a legal setting, with experience in reviewing legal documentation, carrying out research and administration.

You will have strong problem-solving, critical-thinking and analysis skills, with a meticulous attention to detail and a methodical approach to your work. Your excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and customer focus will enable you to build effective personal and organisational relationships across our global operations. You will have excellent prioritisation and time-management skills, together with a proactive and pre-emptive approach to your work, enabling you to respond swiftly to changing organisational and team needs.

Excellent IT skills and a desire to learn new systems, such as FFI’s Microsoft SharePoint based intranet and FFI’s customised online finance and project management system, are essential. In return, this role provides the opportunity to learn about governance, legal and compliance structures in an international setting and to develop and build on your existing knowledge and administrative experience by working for a ground-breaking organisation at the forefront of global conservation.

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 November 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity

Community Manager, WILDLABS.NET
Fauna & Flora International

Salary range: £30,000-34,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience
Start Date: December 2016
Duration of Contract: One-year fixed-term contract (with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability)
Location: Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Cambridge, UK

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of WILDLABS.NET Community Manager. WILDLABS.NET is a project of the UfW Technology Council, seeking to manage and scale up a community of practice that supports conservationists, technologists, engineers, data scientists and others to collaborate on the development and implementation of technology-enabled solutions to the most pressing conservation challenges we face.

As Community Manager, you will develop and implement a community growth strategy to identify and engage key stakeholders and manage the community’s direction and development to contribute tangible value to the objective of democratising access to the right information, tools and resources to combat wildlife crime and other critical threats to biodiversity.

You will establish and develop engagement in the community, facilitating collaboration and the sharing of ideas and creating an accessible, friendly, vibrant and professional environment. You will manage online content, creating content directly and soliciting content from others and will identify and work closely with digital agencies and suppliers to maintain and develop sites. In addition, you will facilitate opportunities for in person collaboration, including workshops, hackathons and meet-ups for conservation technologists. You will establish effective working relationships with the technical leads across the UfW partnership, support stakeholder meetings as required, and report regularly on KPIs, metrics and community impact, submitting recommendations and implementing solutions to meet the UfW partnership and community objectives.

Whilst you will be physically located at FFI’s global headquarters in Cambridge, you will work closely with the United for Wildlife campaign team in London and the UfW Technology Council, comprised of representatives from each of the organisations in the coalition.

You will be based in The David Attenborough Building, where the University of Cambridge and nine conservation organisations have collaborated to create the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) – the largest grouping of nature conservation organisations and university researchers in the world. You will thus benefit from an intellectually stimulating environment to drive debate and knowledge exchange; exceptional support and facilities; access to a large pool of expertise in the environmental and social sciences; and excellent links to a wide array of institutions, organisations and networks worldwide. Throw a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and a fast-growing technology cluster into the mix and you will appreciate what an exciting platform you have from which to grow the community.

You will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in an environmental science, social science or technology-related discipline, experience deploying a range of technologies for conservation or wildlife research and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of technology innovations and trends and their potential application to improve conservation. You will have a proven track record in developing and maintaining vibrant online communities, together with experience in developing and delivering compelling communications materials, including online content. In addition, you will be experienced in facilitating in person meetups and connections. A natural communicator, you will be able to communicate technical information effectively to relevant audiences and to present with confidence and credibility. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, as are excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to seek out and harness the views and contributions of others. Above all, you will be driven by your ambition to apply your skills and experience to improve the outlook for threatened species and habitats around the globe.

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

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Friday, 18 November 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity

Senior REDD+ Programme Manager, Conservation Finance & Enterprise
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: circa £37,000, depending on skills and experience
Start Date: 1 December 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter
Duration of Contract: Three-year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: The post is based in Cambridge, UK, with regular international travel as required (up to 60%)

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 are 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. In the context of forest landscapes, the goals of climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation and benefits for local people in these areas have converged within the global REDD+ agenda.

Against 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.

FFI is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Senior REDD+ Programme Manager. You will play a pivotal role in the design and implementation of Liberia’s pioneer REDD+ project, and will lead FFI’s work on climate policy engagement, and development of collaborations with bi-lateral and multi-lateral REDD+ finance mechanisms.

You will have strong technical skills in relevant aspects of REDD+ design and implementation at project and jurisdictional levels, and have a passion for realising benefits for wildlife and local people through REDD+. You will have a strong proven track record in the design and implementation of REDD+ initiatives, and direct experience of supporting the development of national policies relevant to REDD+ in one or more tropical forest countries and of engaging with bi-lateral and multi-lateral initiatives and institutions, such as the Green Climate Fund. Strong leadership, technical and people management skills are essential to the role.

This position is based in FFI’s head office in Cambridge, UK with regular international travel to Liberia and elsewhere as required. 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:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 October 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


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Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England and Wales, Registered Company Number 2677068. Registered Charity Number 1011102
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