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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 five job vacancies.

Fauna & Flora International values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation Manager (Príncipe)
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: USD 30,000 – 40,000 depending on skills and experience
Start Date: 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter
End Date: 31 March 2018, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Initial 2 months based at Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge
Following 28 months based in Príncipe with regular trips back to the UK.

FFI’s Eurasia Programme has established a working partnership with the Príncipe Trust to strengthen the conservation of both terrestrial and marine biodiversity, integrated with a strong focus on the development of sustainable livelihoods approaches, on the island of Príncipe. A joint FFI / Príncipe Trust team will develop and deliver an exciting programme of activities including biodiversity and social surveys and assessments, strengthening marine and terrestrial protected areas, species and habitat conservation projects and capacity building support to local conservation agencies, closely integrated with the promotion of sustainable livelihoods approaches for local communities. Engaging proactively with people to improve local culture and economy is central to our strategy in Príncipe: local support is critical to this work and local people stand to gain the most from the protection of the island’s biodiversity.

We are now seeking qualified candidates to join this small team to lead activities focused on the theme of Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation. Based in Príncipe, the successful candidate will be formally seconded for the full duration of the contract to the Príncipe Trust and work as part of the team to develop and manage projects focused primarily on the conservation of terrestrial habitats and species. S/he will also contribute to island wide protected area and land use planning processes, support the delivery of conservation capacity building to local groups and other aspects of the Trust’s conservation strategy including marine and coastal conservation and community focused activities.

The post would be ideal for someone with strong project management skills together with an excellent understanding of and experience in biodiversity conservation including strategic planning related to protected areas and capacity building for conservation. In addition, you will have strong technical skills in conservation, and practical experience in using science and current approaches to develop and deliver effective conservation projects. You will also ideally have demonstrable experience in community engagement, participatory approaches, and sustainable livelihood initiatives.

A strong team player, you will enjoy working in a dynamic team environment where strategic approaches and conceptual thinking are being brought to deliver project concepts. Experience raising funds for projects will also be an advantage. A higher degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline and strong experience in a related role are expected. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within two ground breaking and entrepreneurial organisations, at the forefront of 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 13 September 2015. No agencies please.


Marine and Coastal Conservation Manager (Príncipe)
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: USD 30,000 – 40,000 depending on skills and experience
Start Date: 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter
End Date: 31 March 2018, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Initial 2 months based at Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge
Following 28 months based in Príncipe with regular trips back to the UK.

FFI’s Eurasia Programme has established a working partnership with the Príncipe Trust to strengthen the conservation of both marine and terrestrial biodiversity, integrated with a strong focus on the development of sustainable livelihoods approaches, on the island of Príncipe. A joint FFI / Príncipe Trust team will develop and deliver an exciting programme of activities including biodiversity and social surveys and assessments, strengthening marine and terrestrial protected areas, species and habitat conservation projects and capacity building support to local conservation agencies, closely integrated with the promotion of sustainable livelihoods approaches for local communities. Engaging proactively with people to improve livelihoods and the local economy is central to our strategy in Príncipe: local support is critical to this work and local people stand to gain the most from the protection of the island’s biodiversity.

We are now seeking qualified candidates to join this small team to lead activities focused on the theme of Marine and Coastal Conservation. Based in Príncipe, the successful candidate will be formally seconded for the full duration of the contract to the Príncipe Trust and work as part of the team to manage and develop projects focused primarily on the conservation of marine and coastal habitats and species. You will also be expected to contribute to and support the delivery of other aspects of the Trust’s conservation strategy including island wide biodiversity planning and community focused activities.

The post would be ideal for someone with strong project management skills together with an excellent understanding of and experience in marine and coastal conservation and related issues, e.g. fisheries. In addition, you will have strong technical skills in conservation, and practical experience in using science and current approaches to develop and deliver effective conservation projects. You will also ideally have demonstrable experience in community engagement, participatory approaches, and sustainable livelihood initiatives.

A strong team player, you will enjoy working in a dynamic team environment where strategic approaches and conceptual thinking are being brought to deliver project concepts. Experience raising funds for projects will also be an advantage. A higher degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline and strong experience in a related role are expected. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within two ground breaking and entrepreneurial organisations, at the forefront of 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 13 September 2015. No agencies please.


Communications Assistant
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £17,000 – £18,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: One year fixed-term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Cambridge, UK

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and highly-organised individual to fill the role of Communications Assistant, providing administrative and creative support for our busy communications team.

In this role, you will assist the communications team with their day-to-day responsibilities and will also help them produce a range of high-quality print and digital communications materials.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an early-career communications professional to learn from experienced colleagues and develop skills in a broad range of communications activities while working in an exciting and fast-paced environment.

The role is highly varied, encompassing everything from sourcing and drafting news stories to curating our digital media library and supporting with website management.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be dedicated and hardworking with real creative flair and a keen eye for detail. In return, you will have the chance to use your talents for good by helping us share important messages about conservation and the natural world with a large, international audience.

Although this post is initially offered on a one year, fixed-term basis, the role may be extended subject to business need and funding availability.

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 September 2015. No agencies please.


Communications Officer (Conservation Partnerships) (Maternity Cover)
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: circa £25,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: This is a temporary position to provide maternity cover and will terminate on or before 10 April 2016 on the return of the existing Communications Officer (Business & Biodiversity) from maternity leave.
Location: Cambridge, UK

We are seeking a talented, outward-facing communications professional to fill the role of Communications Officer (Conservation Partnerships), on a temporary maternity cover basis.

In this exciting role you will take on the challenge of communicating complex concepts to a diverse audience for FFI’s Business & Biodiversity programme, and will also lead on raising the profile of CLP. We are looking for a self-motivated, imaginative individual with exceptional communication skills and a good eye for a story.

With a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role, the successful candidate will have a proven ability to write press releases and web articles as well as excellent editing skills and the ability to distil complex information into engaging written and audio-visual content. An understanding of traditional and emerging communications channels is essential, as is experience of using social media in a professional capacity.

The successful candidate will thrive in a busy environment and will ideally have an interest in biodiversity conservation, environmental issues and capacity development.

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 Monday 14 September 2015.  No agencies please.


Project Manager, East Nimba Nature Reserve (ENNR), Liberia
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration: Two year fixed-term contract
Location: The position is based in Yekepa, Liberia with travel to Monrovia as required

FFI is seeking a Project Manager to lead work in the East Nimba Nature Reserve (ENNR), Nimba County, Liberia.

East Nimba is a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) and the most important Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) site in Africa. The Nimba Mountains were designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International in 2001. It is also part of the Upper Guinea Forests Endemic Bird Area (EBA) and is home to populations of Western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) (EN). As part of the Liberian Government’s protected area network plan, the ENNR was the 3rd land area (135km2) in Liberia to be gazetted to Protected Area (PA) status (with the official title as a Nature Reserve) in 2003, but has existed without an official management plan (required by law within 5 years of gazettement) or any formal management structure, to date.

In 2013-2014, FFI in Liberia built a strong working relationship with ArcelorMittal (AML) – a leading international Iron-ore extractive company – during work to develop an operational management plan for the ENNR. This work was facilitated by FFI, financed and supported by AML. Objectives of the management plan are to:

•    Promote the conservation and management of biodiversity in the ENNR and jointly reduce and/or avoid threats to that biodiversity;
•    Establish a process of shared responsibilities regarding use and management of ENNR;
•    Provide information to the communities and raise awareness about sustainable use, management and conservation and the value of forest resources to the community and the nation;
•    Ensure sharing of the costs and benefits of ENNR management, between the state (FDA) and community;
•    Identify and resolve, through a consultative process, any conflicts that may arise in the management and conservation of resources in the ENNR;
•    Ensure the effective and efficient management of the ENNR for this and future generations; and
•    Assist the management of the ENNR.

The management plan for the ENNR is the first of its kind in Liberia to be created with a co-management agreement between the Government and the ENNR-local communities, who are represented through a joint board called the Co-Management Committee (CMC). The CMC includes representatives from surrounding communities and the Government’s Forestry Development Authority (FDA). The CMC is bound by a 5 year co-management agreement (initially signed in 2010).

The project “Building Capacity for Protected Area Management in East Nimba Nature Reserve (ENNR)” will run for two years (minimum), with the aim of ensuring the successful and sustainable conservation of ENNR through the provision of technical support for biodiversity studies and research alongside substantial capacity building of the CMC. The outputs of the applied capacity building will underpin monitoring and the development of PA management tools, which form phase 1 of the management plan implementation for the PA.  The project will involve working with AML and other ENNR stakeholders through the CMC.

The Project Manager will deliver the project through the full project life-cycle. S/he will have responsibility for the operations, implementation, financial, and HR management of the project, which sits within FFI’s wider programme of work in Liberia. We are looking for an individual highly experienced in biodiversity conservation project management and capacity building with a strong technical background in relevant protected area management, ideally co- or collaborative management and integrated biological survey methods in Africa. The successful candidate will need to have demonstrable experience in project finance management and reporting, logistics, staff training and mentoring, institutional strengthening and effective incorporation of local communities in biodiversity conservation project activities.

Final appointment of the Project Manager, ENNR is subject to confirmation of funding anticipated in mid-September 2015.

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 16 September 2015.  No agencies please.


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