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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 two vacancies available.


Project Manager, Wonegizi REDD+ Project, Liberia
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: USD 40,000 – USD 45,000, depending on skills and experience
Start Date: 1 August 2016 (or sooner if possible)
Duration of Contract: Three-year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: The post is based in Monrovia, Liberia with regular field travel, and international travel as required

The Conservation Finance & Enterprise programme addresses the related challenges of establishing long-term, sustainable funding models for conservation initiatives; strengthening local and global incentives for conservation; and the urgent need for greater recognition of biodiversity and ecosystem services values within the global economy. The team has a vision where access to sustainable economic opportunities drives positive conservation outcomes by enabling and motivating local and global actors to enhance protection of threatened habitats and species.

Working closely with local partners, FFI’s Africa Programme currently operates in 14 countries in West, Central, East and Southern Africa, and is implementing a range of projects focused on species and habitat conservation, biodiversity planning, protected area management, institutional development and capacity building, sustainable use and community-focused wildlife management initiatives.

The Liberia Government made a declaration in 2006 to put aside 30% of its forest for a protected area network (PAN) in 2006. To date, less than 4% of the PAN has been officially gazetted to formal protected status. The Wonegizi project site sits on the Liberia-Guinea border and is a key example of a critical transboundary forest found within a proposed protected area that is unable to offer the practical protection required whilst addressing the needs of local communities. With previous funding from the Norwegian Development Agency (Norad), FFI has been working at the site since 2010, with the aim to create Liberia’s first REDD+ pilot, integrated with protected area management.

FFI is seeking a qualified candidate to manage a substantial project funded by Norad. The project is one of the most ambitious agricultural extension and transformation programmes undertaken by FFI to date, and will pioneer innovation in the long-term financing of conservation efforts in Liberia. At its core is a focus on uniting the conservation and development agendas within and around an area of significant importance for biodiversity – a substantial area of the remaining Upper Guinean Forest ecosystem in Liberia.

The vision and impact of the project will extend beyond the immediate project area, and will inform the development of national policy processes that support replication of community and biodiversity-centred approaches to forest conservation throughout the country. The project illustrates a truly cross-cutting and collaborative approach to delivery, both within FFI and with partners and stakeholders in Liberia. Within FFI the Conservation Finance & Enterprise and Liberia Programmes will provide strategic and operational leadership. With such a complex project, core to its success will be the collaborative nature by which it will be managed and delivered. In particular, working across the Conservation Finance & Enterprise and Liberia programmes, the Project Manager will need to ensure the project is delivering on a range of priorities within the organisation, with a strong focus on building internal and external relationships through trust and cooperation.

You will have strong technical skills in relevant aspects of conservation and sustainable land-use management, and have a strong proven track record in managing large-scale sustainable development or conservation projects, with requisite operational, project, grant and financial management skills. Strong leadership and people management skills are essential to the role to ensure a professional and motivated team that delivers effectively against project aims, objectives and timelines.

This position is based in FFI’s office in Monrovia, Liberia with regular domestic travel to Lofa County as needed, and international travel as required (including regular travel to FFI’s head office in Cambridge, UK). 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 Monday 6 June 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity


Programme Manager, Caucasus, Eurasia
Fauna & Flora International

Salary: $40,000 – $45,000, depending on skills and experience
Start Date: 1 July 2016 (or sooner if possible)
Duration of Contract: Two-year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: The post is based in Tbilisi, Georgia

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 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 Caucasus programme. Your responsibilities will include representing FFI in the region, managing the regional office and a small local team based in Tbilisi, and ensuring the effective management and technical delivery of projects in Georgia, Armenia and other countries within the Caucasus region.

You will have strong technical skills in conservation and be experienced in managing conservation programmes. 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. Georgian or Russian language skills are strongly desirable.

This position is based in FFI’s office in Tbilisi, Georgia with international travel 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 note that this is a re-advertised role, previous applicants need not apply.

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

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 24 May 2016. No agencies please.

FFI values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity

 

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