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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.


Programme Manager, Conservation Science and Design
(Temporary Contract)
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £27,000 – £30,000
Start Date: 27 July 2015 or thereabouts
Duration of Contract: This is a temporary position and will terminate on or before 7 August 2016 on the return of the Programme Manager, Conservation Science and Design from an internal temporary maternity cover role.
Location: Cambridge, UK, with national and international travel as required

We are seeking a temporary Programme Manager, Conservation Science and Design to ensure effective delivery of key aspects of work within the Conservation Science and Design Programme. The Programme Manager, Conservation Science and Design will take responsibility for the management, development and delivery of a portfolio of key projects falling within the Conservation Science and Design Programme, and where appropriate will provide specific technical inputs, particularly in relation to project design and impact assessment activities. The specific focus of this role will be around proposal and project design review processes (both internal and external), with strong links to our grant giving activities and technical reviewing. This position is based in FFI’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

You will ideally have a higher degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience in conservation or a related field, and experience of working with NGOs would be advantageous. You will have strong project design and critical assessment skills and a structured and methodical approach to work. With excellent communication skills, you will be a self-motivated team player, but equally able to work independently. You will have a proven ability to write concise, well-structured reports. Fluency in English is essential.

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

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The closing date for applications is Friday 22 May 2015. No agencies please.


Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Cambridge, UK

We are seeking an exceptional and talented individual to carry out the critical role of Executive Assistant to the CEO within a well-established, dynamic, global conservation charity. Your responsibilities will include providing comprehensive executive support to the CEO, with a focus on anticipating emerging issues, gathering, organising and analysing information received or requested by the CEO, acting as a liaison between the CEO and Senior Management Team, Executive Committee, Council and staff as well as external partners and supporters of the organisation, managing items and actions requiring the CEO’s formal review, approval and signature, working alongside an administrative support person to ensure that the CEO’s complex travel schedule, expense claims, timesheets and other duties are dealt with in a timely fashion.

You will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to develop positive, productive work relationships, as well as the ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and act with tact and diplomacy in dealing with everyone. You will have the ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and have sound judgement on sensitive, confidential, urgent issues, whilst working under minimal supervision and in a fast-paced environment. Outstanding organisational and time management skills, a methodical, efficient approach, and a real attention to detail are essential for this role. With a keen interest in and knowledge of conservation issues, you will be committed to and enthusiastic about FFI’s mission. International experience and good experience working in a similar role are 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 Sunday 10 May 2015. No agencies please.


Executive Manager, Conservation Leadership Programme

Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: One-year fixed-term contract with potential to extend subject to funding availability
Location: Cambridge, UK, with approximately 20% international travel

The Conservation Leadership Programme is looking to recruit an Executive Manager to lead this dynamic partnership programme. The role of the Executive Manager is to direct strategic programme development and fundraising, deliver the annual business plan, manage a small team across the three conservation organisations, manage financial resources and ensure the smooth running of day-to-day operations.

The Executive Manager will have a relevant degree or equivalent level qualification and strong relevant work experience in the conservation sector or a related field. The successful candidate will have strong programme management experience. You will demonstrate a proven track record of fundraising and experience of strategic planning. You will be an inspirational leader, have strong communication skills and have experience of successfully managing geographically dispersed teams. You will be excited about the prospect of working collaboratively across three well-established conservation organisations.

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

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The closing date for applications is Monday 4 May 2015. No agencies please.


Finance Business Partner, Africa, Eurasia and Americas
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Circa £34,000
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Cambridge, UK

FFI is seeking to establish a key new function of Finance Business Partnership to enable and champion best practice financial management across the organisation and build strong integration between finance and conservation teams. This is an exciting new role that will provide vital support to our Africa, Eurasia and Americas teams in delivering conservation impact through provision of high-value management information and analysis to enable decision-making.

The post holder will work closely with the UK and overseas based Finance and Project Managers, Programme Directors and Administrators to ensure the efficient and effective management of financial resources and information, contributing to the delivery of FFI’s mission and strategy.

You will have extensive management reporting experience, including budgeting and forecasting, and have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Your strong communication, interpersonal skills and customer focus will enable you to build effective personal and organisational relationships and your proven experience of working closely with non-finance managers will enable you to provide them with essential financial support to ensure successful project delivery.

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

Download Application Pack

No agencies please.


Technical Adviser, Education and Research, Liberia
Fauna & Flora International

Salary:  Circa USD 30,000, commensurate with skills and experience
Start Date:  As soon as possible
End of Contract: 30 June 2016, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: The position will be split between Monrovia and the key project site at Sapo in the Southeast of Liberia, with travel to other FFI Liberia field sites and internationally as required

FFI is seeking a Technical Adviser (TA) to manage and develop FFI’s established education and research programme in one of the most biodiverse areas of West Africa. This position presents a unique opportunity to work with and develop capacity of the next generation of Liberian conservationists whilst simultaneously improving knowledge of Liberia’s astonishing biodiversity. You will be responsible for overall leadership and project co-ordination in addition to mentoring partner organisations to ensure both project efficacy and legacy beyond the length of funding. You will have a strong background in conservation education, ecological research and project management along with excellent communication and leadership skills. You will be expected to uphold the highly esteemed reputation of FFI’s capacity building programme and to develop the programme both nationally and internationally.

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 3 May 2015.  No agencies please.


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Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England and Wales, Registered Company Number 2677068. Registered Charity Number 1011102
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