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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.


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

Please note that this is a re-advertised role, previous applicants need not apply.

The closing date for applications is 1 June 2017.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Programme Development Manager, Eurasia
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £28,000 – £30,000, depending on skills and experience
Start Date: 1st July 2017 (negotiable)
Duration of Contract: One-year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK, with travel to the Eurasia region.

Many of Eurasia’s landscapes are recognised worldwide for their beauty and wilderness value, yet the importance of their biodiversity is frequently overlooked. The Eurasian steppe, the beech forests of the Carpathians, the Portuguese Montado and the fruit and nut forests and mountain ranges of Central Asia are just some of the stunning and biodiversity rich ecosystems in the region. They contain unique and rare wildlife such as the 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 environs. Activities include addressing human wildlife conflict, biodiversity planning, establishing marine protected sites, capacity building for conservation, alternative livelihood development and community outreach.

FFI Eurasia Programme is seeking qualified candidates to support the Regional Director and Eurasia team in the development of projects for the Eurasia programme and to manage a small portfolio of projects with a particular focus on marine, freshwater and ecosystems management.

You will be experienced in developing conservation projects and securing associated funding from a range of sources, including statutory and private funders. You will have strong technical skills in conservation, including in marine and/or terrestrial fields.

You will be a strong team player and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment where strategic approaches and conceptual thinking are being brought to deliver project concepts. A 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 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 28 May 2017.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Conservation Programme Assistant, Fundação Príncipe Trust, São Tomé and Príncipe
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: EUR 20,000 – EUR 24,000 depending on skills and experience
Start Date: 1st July 2017 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 locally 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.

FFI has established a partnership with the FPT 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. The Príncipe Trust team has 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.
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the core FPT team. Established by the company HBD, and after three years of direct support and sponsorship, the FPT is transitioning towards being a fully self-sufficient organisation. The FPT is seeking qualified candidates to join this small team in Príncipe, contributing to the development and management of a programme focused on the conservation of habitats and species and the promotion of sustainable livelihoods.

You will also contribute to island wide conservation activity including 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 experience in biodiversity conservation linked to sustainable livelihoods. You will use your technical skills and practical experience in using science and current approaches to develop and deliver effective conservation projects. You will have good project management skills and demonstrable experience in community engagement, participatory approaches, and sustainable livelihood initiatives, for example agrobiodiversity and the promotion of beekeeping.
A strong team player, you will enjoy working in a dynamic team environment where creative approaches and thinking are being brought to deliver project concepts. Experience raising funds for projects will also be an advantage. A degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline and good experience in a related role and working situation 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 28 May 2017.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


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