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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.


Senior Director, Conservation Programmes
Fauna & Flora International

Salary Range: Competitive
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK, with international travel as required

We are now seeking a Senior Director to play a key role in the strategic development and management of FFI and to provide leadership to FFI’s regional conservation programmes. This is a new role within the organisation, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and joining the Senior Management Team (SMT) in driving forward the mission and vision of FFI.

You will have overall responsibility and accountability for the strategic development and management of our four regional conservation programmes – Africa, Americas and Caribbean, Asia Pacific and Eurasia, ensuring delivery against FFI’s Strategy and Business Plan. You will collaborate closely with the Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships to ensure that FFI’s thematic programmes are effectively integrated into regional programmes to meet organisational objectives and to leverage conservation impact. For full details of all FFI’s conservation programmes, please see www.fauna-flora.org .

With a Master’s Degree or equivalent level qualification in biodiversity conservation or a related science/social science, you will have a proven record of ownership of, and accountability for, conservation programme strategy, management and operational delivery at a similar level.

You will bring strong technical conservation skills to the position, together with a keen understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks within which we operate. Your excellent communication, networking and negotiating skills will enable you to represent FFI at the highest level, promoting and positioning FFI with confidence and credibility. Your leadership and management skills will ensure you empower your teams to achieve excellence, delivering programmes on time, to a high quality and within budget.

Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Fluency in languages spoken within our regional programme portfolio may be an advantage.

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, 8 January 2017. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Land Use Planning / GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist, Myanmar
Fauna & Flora International

Salary Range: EUR 30,000 – EUR 34,800 per annum
Start Date: 1 February 2017
Duration of Contract: Two-year fixed term contract
Location: This position is based in Yangon

Working closely with local partners, the Asia-Pacific Programme currently includes a broad range of species and landscape targeted conservation initiatives in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar, and has country programme offices in Phnom Penh, Nanning, Jakarta, Yangon and Hanoi. Around 70 projects are being implemented in the region by a team of approximately 200 staff, consultants, volunteers and partner organisations with an annual regional budget of approximately USD 10 million.

Myanmar, the second largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, is home to a wealth of biodiversity. The country still harbours large tracts of forest and many charismatic and unique species, such as the red panda and the Myanmar snub-nosed monkey. The latter was only discovered in 2010 by FFI and partners.

Since 2014, FFI has been implementing a ‘ridge to reef’ conservation project to achieve long-term conservation of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in the Tanintharyi region in southern Myanmar. This project is contributing to the continued development of the national protected area system, supporting Myanmar’s national biodiversity action plan, and is aiming to provide lasting protection of KBAs through protected area designation and innovative protected area management and finance mechanisms. The project is working in partnership with local NGOs in Myanmar and building on strong links with government departments to secure existing natural resources and environmental services for the sustainable livelihoods of local forest and marine resource dependent communities.

We are seeking a candidate with demonstrable experience in Land Use Planning, Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for conservation to fill the role of Land Use Planning/GIS & Remote Sensing Specialist for the project ‘Securing long-term protection of Key Biodiversity Areas in the Sundaic Sub-region of Myanmar’ (Tanintharyi Region) and wider FFI Myanmar programme. The candidate will be responsible for the coordination of all RS and GIS activities within the project, including terrestrial and coastal habitat mapping, HCVF assessments, and will support government and civil society stakeholders to mainstream HCFV assessments into land use planning and coastal/ marine ecosystem assessments into integrated coastal zone planning. Moreover, the candidate will be the main technical adviser for capacity building to both government and civil society partners and will provide GIS support for protected area gazettement, environmental friendly land use and coastal zone planning and feed into land use policy and conservation decision making.

The successful candidate will play an important role in capacity building and mentorship of FFI staff as well as government and partner agencies, in addition to awareness raising amongst key stakeholders on the importance of integrated conservation planning for the Sundiac region. This is a dynamic position which requires initiative in addition to enthusiasm and a desire to input into developing Myanmar conservation policies.
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, 18 December 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Programme Manager, Central Asia, Eurasia
Fauna & Flora International

Salary Range: £30,000 – £35,000 depending on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Two-year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Cambridge, UK, with international travel, as required.

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 critically endangered saiga antelope and 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 Eurasia Programme is seeking qualified candidates to manage FFI’s Central Asia programme. Your responsibilities will include representing FFI in the region and ensuring the effective management and technical delivery of projects in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan and other countries within Central Asia, working in close cooperation with FFI’s teams and partners in the region.

You will have strong technical skills in conservation and be experienced in managing conservation programmes. You will be experienced in working with partners to deliver conservation projects. You will be a team player, culturally sensitive and diplomatic. You will have proven organisational and leadership skills, and will enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly to challenges and opportunities is paramount. Spoken and written fluency in English is essential. Russian or another language relevant to this region is strongly desirable.

This position is based in FFI’s office in Cambridge with regular travel to the region and other countries as required. 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 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, 11 December 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


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