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Job opportunities

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 eight vacancies available.


Fundraising Events Manager (Maternity Cover)
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum depending on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: This is a temporary position to provide maternity cover and will terminate on or before 3 June 2018 on the return of the Philanthropy Adviser from maternity leave.
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

The FFI Fundraising team currently consists of eleven individuals, focussing on raising income from individuals and trusts and foundations, mainly in the UK but we are developing new markets particularly in the US and Australia. We work closely with FFI’s Communications team on publications and online communications, and the statutory fundraising team on grants from governments and multilateral organisations. We are recruiting three new posts to respond to opportunities and increasing targets. We are a hardworking team, committed to delivering our income targets to meet the organisation’s needs, but fun and friendly – there is never a dull moment!

This is a truly exciting time to be joining 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 programme built on developing and nurturing genuine long-term relationships with the people who support our conservation work.

This critical post will focus on supporting the development and implementation of FFI’s exciting programme of fundraising events – mainly in the UK (London and Cambridge) but you may be involved in supporting events in the US (New York and Washington and elsewhere), Australia (Melbourne and Sydney), Europe and Kenya. In addition, you will support the management of FFI’s corporate affinity accounts, including the development of new accounts.

We are looking for an experienced event manager to develop and deliver an outstanding programme of events, including dinners and receptions, for high net worth individuals. You will be confident in dealing with major donors, celebrities and senior staff and Trustees, and will be results driven and highly organised with a fine attention to detail. You will be a team player, able to work effectively with colleagues across our global organisation.

In return you will have the opportunity to help deliver inspiring events, potentially working with high profile celebrities and major supporters, delivering funding for our conservation programmes around the world. You will be working within an exciting, friendly and lively team that is part of a groundbreaking 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 15 May 2017.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Programme Finance Officer, Eurasia
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Circa £23,000 – £25,000 dependent on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Two year fixed term contract
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

Many of Eurasia’s land and seascapes are recognised worldwide for their beauty, recreational and wilderness value, yet the importance of their biodiversity is frequently overlooked. The Eurasian steppe, the beech forests of the Carpathians, the Portuguese Montado, the fruit and nut forests of Central Asia and the Mediterranean Sea and coast are just some of the stunning and biodiversity rich ecosystems in the region. They contain unique and rare wildlife such as the critically endangered saiga antelope, the Iberian lynx, the elusive snow leopard and ancient species of apple and walnut.

FFI is one of only a few international organisations working in the Eurasia region and is helping to raise awareness of the need for action amongst other international conservation and development charities. Many of our projects have laid the foundation and created the necessary infrastructure for other organisations to move in and help tackle the challenges of the region. We aim to build the capacity of local partners to conserve priority species and habitats. Our focus is in three core areas: Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Central-Eastern Europe and the Balkans. We also undertake ‘emergency’ interventions in countries outside of these core regions and are addressing marine and coastal conservation issues in Turkey and Cape Verde and most recently on the island of Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea.

We are working with our partners to implement an exciting range of initiatives focused on ecosystems, habitats and species conservation in both the marine and terrestrial environments. Activities include addressing human wildlife conflict, biodiversity planning, establishing marine protected sites, capacity building for conservation, alternative livelihood development and community outreach.

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Programme Finance Officer to support the administration of the regional programme, principally by assisting the Eurasia Regional team to produce, manage and report against programme and project budgets and to strengthen fundraising and administration of EU LIFE+ and other projects.

The successful applicant will have a degree or equivalent level qualification with a minimum two years’ experience in a finance or administration role. S/he will have proven organisational and administrative skills, will be a strong team player and will enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly to changing organisational and team needs is paramount. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.

Fluency in English is essential. This position is based in FFI’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK, with international travel as required.

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

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is 7 May 2017.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Senior Trusts and Foundations Account Manager
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £28,000 – £30,000, depending on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

The FFI Fundraising team currently consists of eleven individuals, focussing on raising income from individuals and trusts and foundations, mainly in the UK but we are developing new markets particularly in the US and Australia. We work closely with FFI’s Communications team on publications and online communications, and the statutory fundraising team on grants from governments and multilateral organisations. We are recruiting three new posts to respond to opportunities and increasing targets. We are a hardworking team, committed to delivering our income targets to meet the organisation’s needs, but fun and friendly – there is never a dull moment!

This is a truly exciting time to be joining 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 programme, built on developing and nurturing genuine long-term relationships with the people who support our conservation work.

In 2015, FFI raised over £20 million of which over £9 million (44%) came from trusts and foundations. The Cambridge-based Trusts and Foundations team is directly responsible for managing circa £2 million of this income, for both restricted project funding and unrestricted core funding, and works with global teams to help manage and secure the remainder.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Trusts and Foundations Account Manager to join our successful team to take advantage of opportunities already identified, as well as identify new sources of income, and strengthen existing relationships.

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be a confident writer of accurate and compelling proposals and reports. You will have a proven track record in securing funds, including 5 and 6 figure gifts, and meeting financial targets. Experience in securing funds from the US, mainland Europe and international foundations is desirable, as is experience of working with programme staff internationally.

We are looking for an individual who is committed to conservation and the environment, and who will be inspired by our vision to safeguard the natural world.

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

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Administrative Assistant, Eurasia
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £17,500 – £18,500 per annum pro rata, dependent on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Two year fixed term contract
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

Many of Eurasia’s land and seascapes are recognised worldwide for their beauty, recreational and wilderness value, yet the importance of their biodiversity is frequently overlooked. The Eurasian steppe, the beech forests of the Carpathians, the Portuguese Montado, the fruit and nut forests of Central Asia and the Mediterranean Sea and coast are just some of the stunning and biodiversity rich ecosystems in the region. They contain unique and rare wildlife such as the critically endangered saiga antelope, the Iberian lynx, the elusive snow leopard and ancient species of apple and walnut.

FFI is one of only a few international organisations working in the Eurasia region and is helping to raise awareness of the need for action amongst other international conservation and development charities. Many of our projects have laid the foundation and created the necessary infrastructure for other organisations to move in and help tackle the challenges of the region. We aim to build the capacity of local partners to conserve priority species and habitats. Our focus is in three core areas: Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Central-Eastern Europe and the Balkans. We also undertake ‘emergency’ interventions in countries outside of these core regions and are addressing marine and coastal conservation issues in Turkey and Cape Verde and most recently on the island of Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea.

We are working with our partners to implement an exciting range of initiatives focused on ecosystems, habitats and species conservation in both the marine and terrestrial environments. Activities include addressing human wildlife conflict, biodiversity planning, establishing marine protected sites, capacity building for conservation, alternative livelihood development and community outreach.

FFI’s Eurasia programme is seeking an Administrative Assistant to undertake a key supporting role within the programme; working closely with the team to deliver administrative, information management and office support to its conservation projects.

The successful candidate will be well organised, with proven experience in administration. S/he will be a strong team player and enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly to changing organisational and team needs is paramount. The post would be a good fit for an individual interested in a purely administrative role.

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

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is 7 May 2017.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Fundraising Assistant, Supporter Development
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: circa £20,000, depending on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

The FFI Fundraising team currently consists of eleven individuals, focussing on raising income from individuals and trusts and foundations, mainly in the UK but we are developing new markets particularly in the US and Australia. We work closely with FFI’s Communications team on publications and online communications, and the statutory fundraising team on grants from governments and multilateral organisations. We are recruiting three new posts to respond to opportunities and increasing targets. We are a hardworking team, committed to delivering our income targets to meet the organisation’s needs, but fun and friendly – there is never a dull moment!

This is a truly exciting time to be joining 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 programme, built on developing and nurturing genuine long-term relationships with the people who support our conservation work.

We are seeking an individual with excellent communication skills to help us to build on the success of our fundraising programme. You will help us to develop and maintain strong relationships with our supporters. Your role will be varied and busy – from answering the phone to committed supporters, to writing emails, newsletters, and acknowledgements to say thank you and keep our supporters up to date with our work. You will assist in the production of reports for donors, with excellent copy writing and image selection, and be involved in the administration of our fundraising events.

You will play a key part in ensuring that our supporters know we need their support, that we are grateful for that support, and that they know what difference that support is making. You will help us to take our fundraising to the next level – the best possible charity/supporter relationship.

You will report directly to the Direct Marketing Executive, working closely with colleagues from across the Fundraising and Communications Teams as well as others from across FFI’s portfolio of conservation projects.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an exciting, friendly and lively team that is part of a groundbreaking and entrepreneurial organization 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 Wednesday 3 May 2017. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Senior Programme Manager, West & Central Africa
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum
Start Date: June 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Duration of Contract: Two year fixed term contract
Location: The position is based at FFI’s offices in Cambridge, UK with frequent visits for programme sites in Guinea, Liberia, DRC and other locations as required

Working closely with local partners, FFI’s Africa Programme currently supports operations in 13 countries in West, Central, East 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 currently operates in Guinea, Liberia and DRC, and supports the operations of partners in several other countries within the region. The West & Central Africa programme carries out the Africa 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.

The focus of the Programmes in Guinea and Liberia is the remaining and intact section of Upper Guinean Forest, rich in endemic and endangered species. These forests are at risk from extreme and immediate threats, such as slash-and-burn agricultural expansion, mining and poaching. Recently, communities in both countries have been faced with further challenges to their livelihoods presented by the biggest outbreak of Ebola HV to date.

The Programme in DRC currently focuses on the protection of the Critically Endangered Grauer’s Gorilla, working to support local people to effectively manage two community reserves, ensuring a viable wildlife population and healthy ecosystem, sustainably used by empowered local men and women. The two reserves cover 260,000ha of forest between Maiko National Park and Kahuzi-Biega National Park; all located within the Maiko-Tayna-Kahuzi-Biega Landscape – a 10 million ha forest area.

FFI is seeking a highly experienced and motivated conservation professional to fulfil the role of Senior Programme Manager, West & Central Africa, assuming responsibility to oversee FFI operations in the region (currently Guinea, Liberia and DRC).

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 also have substantial experience in the field of conservation. S/he 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 and French 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 30 April 2017. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Director, Fundação Príncipe Trust, São Tomé and Príncipe
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: EUR 31,500 – EUR 36,500 depending on skills and experience (cost of living on Principe estimated at €500 per month
Start Date: 1st June or as soon as possible
Duration of Contract: One- year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Fundação Príncipe Trust, Santo Antonio, Príncipe, São Tomé & Príncipe

With important forest and marine ecosystems and levels of endemism comparable to the Galapagos Islands, Príncipe is recognised world-wide for its high biodiversity and is designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Fundação Príncipe Trust (FPT) is one of the few established NGOs operating on the island. It was established in 2015 to promote sustainable development and biodiversity conservation, through projects that strongly focus on supporting the local community and building local capacity. This work aligns with the purposes of the Biosphere Reserve and the FPT works closely with government to support their commitment to safeguard the island’s natural and cultural heritage. FPT’s projects currently focus on sea turtle conservation, establishing and strengthening protected areas (marine and terrestrial), promoting community livelihood, ecotourism and environmental sustainability.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the FPT’s small team (2 expatriate and 15 local staff) through a period of change in a challenging working environment on the island of Príncipe. Established by the company HBD, and after 3 years of direct support and sponsorship, the FPT is now transitioning towards being a fully self-sufficient organisation. The FPT is seeking a visionary, experienced and dynamic Director to lead the organisation through this period of change and beyond.

Reporting to the FPT Board and with direct support from partner organisations, the Director will lead on organisational direction and all aspects of management including forward strategy, the evolution of operational systems, staff management and fundraising and development. Initially, and until the organisation’s capacity has been built, you will also provide technical oversight of the FPT’s marine programme.

You will be a qualified and experienced manager, able to provide strong leadership and take responsibility for the management and development of the organisation from the outset. An effective communicator with strong people management skills, you will have the skills and experience required to build a supportive working environment and effective team. You will also have technical experience in a relevant field including biodiversity conservation and/or social development. You will have a proven track record in all aspects of programme and/or project management and will be skilled in providing advice and technical input to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of projects. Príncipe is a small remote island; this position will suit an individual who is solutions-oriented and who enjoys working in a dynamic and challenging environment.

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 April 2017. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Administration Assistant, Fundraising
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: circa £18,000, depending on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

The FFI Fundraising team currently consists of eleven individuals, focussing on raising income from individuals and trusts and foundations, mainly in the UK but we are developing new markets particularly in the US and Australia. We work closely with FFI’s Communications team on publications and online communications, and the statutory fundraising team on grants from governments and multilateral organisations. We are recruiting three new posts to respond to opportunities and increasing targets. We are a hardworking team, committed to delivering our income targets to meet the organisation’s needs, but fun and friendly – there is never a dull moment!

This is a truly exciting time to be joining 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 programme, built on developing and nurturing genuine long-term relationships with the people who support our conservation work.

We are seeking an individual with excellent administration skills, a real affinity with the work that we do and who can help us to build excellent relationships with our supporters. Your role will be busy and varied – from managing the day-to-day administrative tasks that are crucial to relationship fundraising, as well as working with colleagues within fundraising to develop new activities and processes that will build on the sophisticated marketing and fundraising that we pride ourselves on. You will help us to take our fundraising to the next level – the best possible charity/supporter relationship.

You will report directly to the Head of Supporter Recruitment & Development and work closely with the Direct Marketing and Supporter Care Manager and the Database & Fundraising Systems Manager on a range of activities that help us to manage and develop our relationships with supporters, including:

• Processing of daily income, from postal income to online donations
• Helping administer our membership programme with renewals and acknowledgements
• Managing supporters’ individual records on our CRM database
• Assisting with the administration of fundraising events
• Developing new administrative processes to improve efficiencies

You will be self-driven with strong organizational skills and a meticulous attention to detail and be able to prioritise a busy workload effectively. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an exciting, friendly and lively team that in turn is part of a groundbreaking 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 Wednesday 26 April 2017. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity

 

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