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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 two vacancies available.

Project Manager, Ziama Forest, Guinea

Salary: Circa USD 38,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Two-year fixed-term contract, with potential to extend to 31 March 2021 subject to funding availability
Location: FFI Ziama project site in Seredou, Guinea, with national and international travel as required

Working closely with local partners, FFI’s Africa Programme currently supports operations in 13 countries in West, Central, East and Southern Africa, and is implementing a range of projects focused on both terrestrial and marine species and habitat conservation, biodiversity planning, protected area management, institutional development and capacity building, sustainable use and community-focused wildlife management initiatives.

To achieve its mission in Africa, FFI uses different approaches to work with and alongside local partners to focus on the sustainable use and management of natural resources as a means to effective conservation in the long-term. In all its projects in Africa, FFI seeks to:
• Build and support local partnerships with African conservation and community development organisations
• Strengthen institutions to bring sustainability and added value to projects
• Maintain long term presence and relationships
• Reconcile conservation goals with the needs of local people
• Incorporate sound science in decision-making

FFI operations are focused in the South-East region which is home to Guinea’s remaining and intact section of Upper Guinean Forest, rich in endemic and endangered species. These forests are at risk from extreme and immediate threats, such as slash-and-burn agricultural expansion, mining and poaching. Recently, communities have been faced with further challenges to their livelihoods presented by the biggest outbreak of Ebola HV to date.

FFI began working in the Ziama Man and Biosphere Reserve (MAB) in 2009, in partnership with the statutory authority responsible for the management of the forest, Centre Forestiere de N’Zerekore (CFZ). Ziama Forest is contiguous with the Wonegizi proposed protected area (PPA) in Liberia where FFI also have operations. The Ziama MAB is also home to the last remaining population of forest elephant in Guinea, and FFI’s work to date has primarily focused on providing protection to this species through emergency actions to alleviate elephant poaching and developing human-elephant conflict mitigation measures. However, FFI recognises that sustainable solutions must be holistic in nature, including transboundary issues, and the Guinea team have spent the last year engaging with other national, regional and international stakeholders, especially local communities, with the aim of addressing sustainable resource use and ensuring the long-term management of Ziama Man and Biosphere Reserve. As part of this approach FFI is now establishing a new partnership with L’Institut de Recherche Agronomique de Guinée (IRAG) to support communities in and around the Ziama MAB to improve agricultural production finding sustainable community owned solutions.

FFI is seeking an experienced conservation development professional to fulfil the role of Project Manager, Ziama Forest, assuming responsibility for the implementation and development of FFI’s work in Ziama, Guinea, and to include certain transboundary elements with Wonegizi PPA in Liberia.

The successful candidate will have with a strong proven track record in supporting protected area management, ideally co-management and development models working with community members, in Africa. She/he will be skilled in providing strategic advice and technical input to the design, development, implementation, evaluation and reporting for projects and will have excellent 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. The role also requires a skilled and credible communicator, who is confident in developing and managing relationships with partner organisations and relevant stakeholders, including donors and funders.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in project management, fundraising and capacity building and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks within which FFI operates in West Africa, as well as a commitment to organisational and legal compliance.

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, 31 July 2017.

Karst Programme Officer and Programme Officer to the IUCN-SSC Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience
Start Date: 1 September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter
Duration of Contract: One year fixed-term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: The position will be based either at Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK, (if the successful applicant has the right to work in the UK) or at one of FFI’s Asia- Pacific country offices (Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Hanoi or Yangon)

The Karst Programme Officer and Programme Officer to the IUCN-SSC Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group is a unique and exciting dual position and will place the successful candidate at the centre of an innovative initiative, made possible through the generosity of Global Wildlife Conservation. The successful candidate will be the primary contact for the global Specialist Group (nearly 100 strong and growing) and will play a key role in the development and delivery of FFI’s unique Karst Conservation Programme, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region, but also elsewhere as needed and as made possible by funding. Final appointment will be subject to final confirmation of funding for the position.

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, 6 August 2017.


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