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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 five job vacancies.

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


Community Manager, UfW Technology Initiative
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: circa £35,000 dependent on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: One year fixed-term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Cambridge, UK

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Community Manager, UfW Technology Initiative. In close collaboration with United for Wildlife partners and other stakeholders, we are developing an online community of practice, which will support conservationists, technologists, engineers, data scientists and others to collaborate on the development and implementation of technology-enabled solutions to the most pressing conservation challenges of our century.

As Community Manager, you will develop a launch strategy and lead the community through its development, soft launch and public launch, and onward into a sustainable and healthy community. You will guide the community’s development so that it contributes tangible value to our objective of democratising access to the right information, tools and resources to effectively combat wildlife crime and other critical threats to biodiversity.

You will build relationships, and ultimately the community’s brand, both online and off. As the face of our community, you will manage communications and ensure content flows with mutual benefit to all.

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

Cambridge is home to one of the world’s foremost research universities and provides a hub for the largest cluster of conservation organisations in the world. In December 2015, FFI will be moving into a unique global campus to further conservation understanding, knowledge and expertise. The new Cambridge Conservation Initiative campus will provide 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 linkages to a wide array of institutions, organisations and networks worldwide. Throw a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and a fast-growing technology cluster of global significance into the mix and you will appreciate what an exciting platform you will have from which to develop and launch the community.

Seed funding to support this role and the community we aim to catalyse has been committed by two of the world’s leading technology companies – ARM (via FFI’s Conservation Labs initiative) and Google.org (via WWF’s Wildlife Crime Technology Project). The United for Wildlife partnership is committed to securing resources to support partnership activities over a period of at least 10 years.

You will ideally have a degree in a relevant social science discipline and experience of working with NGOs would be advantageous. A natural communicator, you will have a proven ability to build and maintain active and vibrant online communities. 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. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

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

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Monday 13 April 2015. No agencies please.


Conservation Partnerships Administrator
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Negotiable, dependent on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Cambridge, UK

FFI is seeking a highly competent administrator with a strong finance focus to undertake a key supporting role within the Department of Conservation Partnerships.  As Conservation Partnerships Administrator, you will directly support the Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships and provide financial, administrative and information management support across the Department.  A key focus of your role will be extracting and analysing financial data from programme teams and ensuring that it is submitted to the Finance Department in accordance with FFI procedures.

You will have a UK degree or equivalent level qualification and a strong relevant experience in a finance-related role.  Highly organised and with a methodical approach to work, you will be at ease working with financial systems and data.  You will be as tenacious as you are persuasive, and your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to build strong relationships with colleagues and extract information from them to meet FFI timelines.

You 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.  With a proactive and pre-emptive approach to your work, you will seek to improve systems and processes to add value, working with minimal supervision.  Fluency in English is essential.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with opportunity to apply your conservation skills and expertise where appropriate.

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

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25 March 2015.  No agencies please.


Programme Officer, Conservation Capacity & Leadership
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: circa £22,000 dependent on skills and experience
Start Date: 1 May 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter
End Date: 31 October 2016, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Cambridge, UK with travel to the region as required

We are looking to recruit a Programme Officer to work within the Conservation Capacity & Leadership team to support a suite of our projects.  This will include managing our Conservation Leadership Scholarships, development of our partner organisational capacity tools (e.g. CapacityforConservation.org), and ensuring effective review of the leadership grants we support.

You will have a relevant degree or equivalent level qualification and strong relevant work experience in conservation or a related field.  You will have excellent administrative and project management skills, including budget and financial management and project implementation.  You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, you will have experience in using information technology to facilitate communication and to manage and share data, along with a demonstrated commitment to conservation.

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

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Sunday 29 March 2015.  No agencies please.


Trusts and Foundations Account Manager
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £27,000 – £30,000 dependent on experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Cambridge, UK

With staff globally across FFI engaged in fundraising from foundations and statutory sources, we plan to secure some £20m in 2015. The Cambridge-based Trusts and Foundations team is responsible for securing circa £2.5m of this income, mainly through restricted project funding with some unrestricted core funding.  We are seeking an experienced Trusts and Foundations Account Manager to join our successful team to strengthen and expand income from this important source.

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be a confident writer of accurate and compelling proposals. You will have a proven track record in securing funds and meeting financial targets.  Experience securing funds from mainland Europe and international foundations is desirable, as is experience 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 position and how to apply:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Monday 30 March 2015.  No agencies please.


Senior Technical Specialist, Business & Biodiversity
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £40,000 – £48,000 (depending on experience)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Three-year fixed term contract
Location: Cambridge, UK

FFI has been working with the private sector for nearly 25 years. The Business & Biodiversity Programme has evolved, from a corporate partnerships programme to a series of strategic alliances, collaborations and field interventions. This programme is core to FFI’s continued success and positioning in the conservation arena. We provide innovative solutions to biodiversity challenges including biodiversity strategies, biodiversity management planning, offsets, risk & opportunity assessment, and are increasing our work on IFC’s and EBRD’s Performance Standards and requirements. Our aspiration is to create an environment in which business makes a net positive contribution to biodiversity conservation. FFI focuses its strategy for engaging with the private sector on three main themes:

• Direct partnerships with companies to help them manage their impacts on biodiversity, ranging from advising on biodiversity policy issues, to assisting companies in developing and delivering biodiversity strategies and action plans

• Identifying and influencing the levers for change in business performance (such as the financial markets) to drive a long term process of positive change in the way that business manages its impacts on biodiversity

• Tracking, investigating and responding to issues relevant to both business and biodiversity by developing innovative partnerships

We are currently working with Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Eni E&P, BP, Repsol, KPMG and many others.

We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual to provide technical, management and coordination expertise to our work programmes and initiatives within the extractives sector. You will work closely with the Director, Business & Biodiversity, working to integrate biodiversity management at a strategic and operational level in both marine and terrestrial environments. You will contribute to the development of new partnerships and programmes of work, working on the characterisation and management of biodiversity across global operations and integrating and embedding biodiversity across partner companies. You will be experienced in the development and implementation of a full spectrum of biodiversity and ecosystem services management, including the application of standards such as IFC’s PS6, EBRD’s PR6 and the Equator Banks’ EPFIs; biodiversity risk assessments; developing Biodiversity Action Plans; implementing the mitigation hierarchy; and developing biodiversity offsets. Your position will also support FFI’s engagement with sectoral initiatives such as IPIECA, ICMM, CSBI, Communities of Practice and business and biodiversity forums.

This role will involve collaboration and coordination with a range of FFI and extractive sector partnership staff and will require some international travel to meet the objectives and requirements of the programme. As a senior member of the Business & Biodiversity team, you will be expected to become involved in all aspects of FFI conservation programmes and to encourage the use of global best practices to ensure the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services aspects into all aspects of our work in the sector.

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

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 April 2015. No agencies please.

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