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Cabo Verdean dragon tree © Biflores

Cabo Verdean dragon tree © Biflores

Senior Programme Manager, Eastern Atlantic Islands


  • Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK. Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK
  • Salary: £48,070 per annum
  • Contract period: Permanent
  • Start date: As soon as Possible

Fauna & Flora is seeking a highly experienced conservation professional to manage its Eastern Atlantic Islands Programme. You will represent Fauna & Flora in the region, driving conservation approaches and innovation, while having overall responsibility for effective management and operations of our programme across Cabo Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe, working in close collaboration with Fauna & Flora teams and partners to ensure strong technical delivery and leading on the development of projects in these countries and elsewhere in the Eastern Atlantic.

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

Excellent 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 work experience and strong technical conservation skills are essential. You will have a strong 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 the Eastern Atlantic Islands. Fluency in written and spoken English and Portuguese is essential; Creole or another language relevant to this region is desirable.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. In addition, you will receive 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 view the application pack for further information.

The closing date for applications is 4 December 2023.

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