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Senior Programme Manager, Central Asia, Eurasia


  • Location: Fauna & Flora, Cambridge
  • Salary: £49,200 per annum
  • Contract period: Permanent
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Fauna & Flora is seeking a highly experienced conservation professional to manage Fauna & Flora’s Central Asia Programme.  You will represent Fauna & Flora in the region and ensure the effective management and technical delivery of projects in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, leading on the development of projects in these countries and elsewhere in Central Asia, working in close collaboration with Fauna & Flora’s teams and partners in the region.

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

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 internally and with relevant stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental partners, donors and funders.

An advanced degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent level experience as well as strong technical conservation skills are essential.  You will have a proven 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 Fauna & Flora operates in Central Asia. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; Russian or another language relevant to this region is strongly desirable.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.  In addition, Fauna & Flora offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.

Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

Please download the job application pack for further details of the position and how to apply

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 21 April 2024. Interviews are likely to take place during the week commencing Monday, 29 April 2024.

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