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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.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Strictly no agencies please.

We currently have three vacancies available.


Programme Manager (Marine), Americas and Caribbean
Fauna & Flora International

Salary:  circa £30,000 per annum
Start Date:  November 2017
Duration of Contract:  One-year, fixed-term contract
Location:  Cambridge, UK, with regular international travel

FFI is seeking an experienced conservation professional to support the development, management and operation of a suite of marine projects across our Americas & Caribbean Programme. We are looking for a dynamic, highly organised individual, self-reliant yet a good team player, with a demonstrated commitment to the field of marine conservation, strong project management abilities, sound technical knowledge, and active on-the-ground project experience working on marine conservation, in Latin America, South America or the Wider Caribbean.

You will have a strong proven track record in operational, project, grant and financial management at a similar level and be skilled in providing strategic advice and technical input to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of projects.

You will also be a skilled and credible communicator, confident in developing and managing relationships with governments, non-governmental partners and relevant stakeholders, including donors and funders.
You will be able to communicate fluently in both English and Spanish, have excellent writing skills and a strong track record in fundraising, experience in institutional development and capacity building and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks within which FFI operates.

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 15 October 2017.


Programme Manager, Marine Plastics, Conservation Science & Design
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Two-year, fixed-term contract
Location: Cambridge, UK, with some UK and International travel expected

Good conservation decision-making depends on good information. The latest findings from the biological and social sciences as well as economic and policy arenas should inform these decisions. Local teams are often best placed to enhance and filter such information. The Conservation Science and Design team works closely with, and provides support for, locally-based staff and partners, which ensures decisions are based on a good understanding of the local situation, and at the same time enables us to take a pragmatic role in the development of FFI as an organisation.

We focus on a number of key areas:
• strategic development of our conservation work – currently focused on climate change, threatened tree conservation and marine
• implementing robust approaches to allocating conservation funding – through management of Halcyon Land & Sea funds (which focuses on securing priority conservation areas), the Fondation Segré Conservation Fund at FFI, the Flagship Species Fund, the Global Trees Campaign and also co-ordination of reviews for external grant funds
• promoting effective monitoring and evaluation within FFI – focusing on cross-organisational impact reporting
• offering support on issues relating to technical delivery within projects
• providing direct support and advice to regional and thematic teams on any issues relating to Conservation Science or the specific work of our team

FFI has established a dynamic programme of work to curb the threat posed to marine ecosystems, by plastic pollution. As a basis for wider engagement on this issue, to date, our work has focused attention on the issues of unnecessary use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products, catalysing industry leadership to eliminate plastic use from their product lines, and motivating reforms in legislation within the UK and Europe. Through engagement with the plastics production industry, brands and retailers, we are working to improve practices for handling raw plastic pellets in production, shipping and transport, in order to reduce their accidental loss to the marine environment.

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Programme Manager, Marine Plastics. We are looking for a dynamic team player with strong project management abilities to lead the delivery and further development of our work on marine plastics and biodiversity, within our marine programme.

The Programme Manager, Marine Plastics, will ensure the timely delivery of existing marine plastics projects, including work to oversee finances, and develop annual reports for key donors. The post holder will act as a focal point for our work on marine plastics, maintaining key relationships with partners, ensuring effective internal and external communication of the achievements of projects, and providing technical inputs and coordination support to the regional and thematic teams in the development of new work on plastics as required,

You will have a degree in a relevant discipline (and ideally an advanced degree or equivalent experience) and direct experience working on relevant issues in the conservation or CSR sector. You will have a proven track record of project development, desk research, and a good working knowledge of marine conservation or the plastics industry that will enable you to communicate with confidence and credibility to a range of audiences. You will have an interest and understanding of engaging with the corporate sector, and experience in building and maintaining positive organisational relationships. You may be required to travel within the UK and occasionally internationally. In addition you will provide line management support for key staff within the Conservation Science and Design team, and may be required to contribute to supporting the wider work of the team.

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 15 October 2017


Project Officer, Marine, Scotland
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Circa £24,000
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Two-year fixed-term contract
Location: Edinburgh, UK, with some UK travel expected

Good conservation decision-making depends on good information. The latest findings from the biological and social sciences as well as economic and policy arenas should inform these decisions. Local teams are often best placed to enhance and filter such information. The Conservation Science and Design team works closely with, and provides support for, locally-based staff and partners, which ensures decisions are based on a good understanding of the local situation, and at the same time enables us to take a pragmatic role in the development of FFI as an organisation.

We focus on a number of key areas:
• strategic development of our conservation work – currently focused on climate change, threatened tree conservation and marine
• implementing robust approaches to allocating conservation funding – through management of Halcyon Land & Sea funds (which focuses on securing priority conservation areas), the Fondation Segré Conservation Fund at FFI, the Flagship Species Fund, the Global Trees Campaign and also co-ordination of reviews for external grant funds
• promoting effective monitoring and evaluation within FFI – focusing on cross-organisational impact reporting
• offering support on issues relating to technical delivery within projects
• providing direct support and advice to regional and thematic teams on any issues relating to Conservation Science or the specific work of our team

FFI has been working in Scotland since 2011, focusing initially on issues relating to inshore marine conservation. Our approach in Scotland reflects FFI’s wider ethos and approach, and focuses specifically on working behind the scenes to empower and support Scottish NGOs and local community-based organisations.

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Officer, Marine, Scotland to ensure effective support to the Scottish Marine Community Support Project, with a specific focus on delivering key activities to develop an effective and dynamic community network. This position is based in FFI’s office space in Edinburgh, UK.

You will have a degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience in conservation or a related field. You will have strong administration, organisational and time management skills and a structured and methodical approach to work. Technical skills in a relevant field and experience of working with NGOs would be advantageous. With excellent communication skills and an understanding of the context for conservation, and particularly marine conservation in Scotland, you will be a self-motivated team player, but equally able to work independently. You will have a proven ability to write for a range of audiences and to work constructively with local community members and partner community-based organisations. Fluency in English 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 24 September 2017.


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