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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 four vacancies available.


Goat Removal Intern
Fauna & Flora International

Start Date: 1 November 2016
Duration of Internship: 4–5 weeks
Expenses: This is an unpaid internship. FFI will provide some expenses such as food, camping gear, budget accommodation and economy airfare to Antigua and transport (typically helicopter) between Antigua and Redonda.
Location: Antigua and Redonda
Hours: Fieldwork will be conducted during daylight hours only, with an extended rest period at midday. The intern will typically spend 5 days working on Redonda and 2 days resting on Antigua each week, but must be willing to be flexible in case of changes in transport schedule, weather and other factors.

FFI is seeking an enthusiastic intern with relevant skills and experience to assist with the relocation of feral goats from Redonda—a key part of the wider programme to restore the island and conserve native wildlife.

The intern is asked to commit to 4–5 weeks in Antigua (West Indies), starting 1 November 2016. The intern will camp on Redonda for extended periods to conduct the following tasks under the direction of the Goat Removal Adviser and Programme Coordinator.
• (Pre-visit) Read the Operational Plan for the removal of goats from Redonda, and direct any queries to the FFI Line Manager and Goat Removal Adviser.
• (Pre-visit) Read the Health and Safety Guidelines for fieldworkers on Redonda, and direct any queries to the FFI Line Manager and Goat Removal Adviser.
• Receive training from the Goat Removal Adviser on methods in accordance with the Operational Plan.
• Assist the Goat Removal Adviser to ensure the goat self-mustering corral and water trough is correctly set up and working effectively.
• Assist the Goat Removal Adviser to monitor the numbers and behaviour of the goats on Redonda, where it is possible to do so safely, and document the animals that are captured.
• Assist the Goat Removal Adviser to ensure captured goats are adequately fed, watered and, if necessary, protected from the sun until transport arrives.
• Assist the Goat Removal Adviser, Veterinary and Livestock Division field team and other project personnel to capture goats inside the corral, bind and hood the goats, and load them onto the helicopter for transportation to Antigua, in accordance with the Operational Plan.
• Ensure any problems or concerns are promptly reported to the Programme Coordinator and Goat Removal Adviser.
• Time permitting, conduct additional studies of native wildlife on Redonda as directed.
• Share in camp duties (e.g. cleaning, cooking).
• At the end of the internship, dismantle the field camp and ensure all field equipment is cleaned and stored correctly.
• Perform any other duties as directed by the Programme Coordinator and Goat Removal Adviser.
A tents and other essential equipment will be provided.
Redonda is an arid island with extremely challenging terrain, including near vertical cliffs and rough boulder fields over much of the island. As it has little natural shade, this internship is not suitable for persons who do not cope well with high temperatures. The living conditions will be very basic and will be shared with the Goat Removal Adviser and any visiting representatives from partner agencies. Transport between Antigua and Redonda will normally be by helicopter. The island normally has mobile phone coverage.
This will be excellent experience for anyone interested in the conservation of wildlife and rare breeds.

Applicants should have excellent English language skills and camping experience. Strong organisational and interpersonal skills, combined with attention to detail are equally important. The intern will work alongside the Goat Removal Adviser, staff from the Veterinary and Livestock Division and other members of this multi-organisational project 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 7 October 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Office Manager
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £22,000 – £24,000 per annum
Start Date: End of October or as soon as possible thereafter
Duration of Contract: Open
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

FFI is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and adaptable individual for the new role of Office Manager. As a member of the Operations Team you will ensure the smooth running of FFI’s Cambridge headquarters (accommodating circa 110 employees), including responsibility for facilities management, health and safety and delivery of the Reception function. You will also have some responsibilities for our smaller office in London (accommodating circa 10 employees).

At the end of last year, FFI re-located to the newly refurbished David Attenborough Building (DAB) on the New Museums Site, where the University of Cambridge and nine conservation organisations have collaborated to create the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) – the largest grouping of nature conservation organisations and university researchers in the world.

You will therefore not only deal with a wide range of individuals, from FFI members to high-profile donors and your colleagues in the UK and across the globe, but also your counterparts in the other NGOs, central facilities staff at the DAB, contractors, suppliers and our University landlords.

As the first point of contact for FFI, you will be friendly and approachable, confident and articulate. You will have excellent organisational and administrative capabilities, a proactive and pre-emptive approach to your work and well-developed prioritisation and time-management skills. Whilst working with minimal supervision, you will look to avoid problems before they arise and to develop and improve office systems to add value.

You will have a minimum of two years’ experience in an office/facilities management role, or experience where you can demonstrate relevant and transferable skills. Excellent Outlook skills, and strong Word and Excel skills are essential and previous use of Microsoft SharePoint is desirable. Knowledge and experience of health and safety in a UK office environment would be particularly advantageous, although a willingness to learn and to undergo training would also be welcomed.

In return this role provides the opportunity to develop and build on your existing office and facilities management experience by working within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial charitable organisation at the forefront of global conservation.

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

Download Applicaton Pack

The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 October 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Rat Eradication Intern, Redonda
Fauna & Flora International

Start Date: 1 February 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Duration of Contract: 8–12 weeks
Expenses: This is an unpaid internship. FFI will provide some expenses such as food, accommodation and economy airfare to Antigua and transport (typically helicopter) between Antigua and Redonda.
Location: Antigua and Redonda
Hours: Fieldwork will be conducted during daylight hours only, with an extended rest period at midday. Interns will typically alternate between 10 days working on Redonda and four days resting on Antigua, but must be willing to be flexible in case of changes in transport schedule, weather and other factors.

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest-established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI is seeking eight enthusiastic interns with relevant skills and experience to assist with the eradication of black rats from Redonda—a key part of the wider programme to restore the island and conserve native wildlife. At least five of the interns are required to have advanced mountaineering and/or rope access experience.

Each intern is asked to commit to 8–12 weeks in Antigua (West Indies), starting 1 February 2017. Interns will camp on Redonda for extended periods to conduct the following tasks under the direction of the Rat Eradication Team Leader (Elizabeth Bell, WMIL) and Mountaineering Adviser:

• (Pre-visit) Read the Operational Plan for the eradication of black rats from Redonda, and direct any queries to the Rat Eradication Team Leader.
• Receive training from the Team Leader and Mountaineering Adviser on methods in accordance with the Operational Plan.
• Construct bait and/or monitoring equipment, as directed.
• Establish bait grid on Redonda. Deploy and monitor bait, and replenish the bait as necessary.
• Record bait uptake in field notebooks and enter these data into the electronic project database (on project laptop computer).
• Observe wildlife behaviour around bait stations and be alert for any signs of birds or other non-target animals interfering with bait.
• Ensure any problems or concerns are promptly reported to the Team Leader and Mountaineering Adviser.
• Monitor bait uptake and use other rodent monitoring tools to verify, as far as reasonable, that the rat population has been destroyed.
• Time permitting, conduct additional studies of native wildlife on Redonda.
• At the end of the rat eradication, collect unused bait, flagging tape, etc., and ensure all field equipment is cleaned and stored correctly.
• Assist in installing permanent bait stations to prevent rats from reinvading Redonda.
• Share in camp duties (e.g. cleaning, cooking).
• Perform any other duties as directed by the Team Leader.

Training in distribution and monitoring bait will be provided. Interns with climbing skills will also be provided with additional safety training. Tents and other essential equipment will be provided.
Redonda is an arid island with extremely challenging terrain, including near vertical cliffs and rough boulder fields over much of the island. As it has little natural shade, this internship is not suitable for persons who do not cope well with high temperatures. The living conditions will be very basic and will be shared with the whole eradication team and any visiting representatives from partner agencies. Transport between Antigua and Redonda will be by helicopter. The island normally has mobile phone coverage.
This will be excellent experience for anyone interested in wildlife conservation, especially the fast-growing fields of restoration ecology and alien invasive species management.

Applicants should have excellent English language skills and camping experience. Strong organisational and interpersonal skills, combined with attention to detail are equally important. The eight interns will work as a team alongside WMIL and FFI staff.

For further details and to apply please see the following document for details: Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Saturday 1 October 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


Enterprise Development & REDD+ Specialist (Maternity Cover)
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Circa £36,000 per annum depending on skills and experience
Start Date: 17 October 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Duration of Contract: This is a temporary position to provide maternity cover and will terminate on or before 22 October 2017 on the return of the Biodiversity Finance Specialist from maternity leave
Location: Fauna & Flora International, London or Cambridge, UK
This exciting opportunity will support FFI in developing and implementing our conservation enterprise and PES work – supporting the establishment and growth of conservation enterprises and PES initiatives within priority countries, principally Indonesia, and potentially also including Romania, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Mozambique and Kenya, among others. As well as developing new areas of work, you will also be responsible for delivering two existing projects aimed at developing market-based approaches to conservation in Indonesia.

The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneur or have had experience assessing and supporting SMEs, preferably within a developing country context and will have a professional background in business development, investment, management consulting or a related sector.

You will have an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities of building businesses in predominantly rural areas in developing and emerging markets. You will also have strong project management expertise and an ability to juggle multiple priorities whilst delivering under tight deadlines.

We are looking for an individual who has hands on experience in enterprise development. You will be flexible working across a geographically-dispersed yet small and focused team in diverse socio-economic and cultural settings. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential as the role will involve significant internal and external exposure.

In return, you will be working across FFI’s global portfolio which spans over 50 countries, with the opportunity to shape and develop this exciting area of work. You will be supporting innovative conservation projects and enterprises to build strong business principles within their operations and establishing a legacy of institutional capacity for conservation enterprise.

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 2 October 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


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