Enterprise & Impact Finance Specialist, Conservation Finance & Enterprise

Salary: circa £40,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

FFI is seeking an Enterprise and Impact Finance Specialist to play a pivotal role in the design and implementation of the conservation enterprise and innovative finance scopes of work within the Conservation Finance & Enterprise programme. You will be a skilled entrepreneur, with proven experience in a relevant sector(s), such as ecotourism, sustainable fisheries and agriculture/ agroforestry. You will be passionate about creating viable, impact-driven business models that meet the needs of people and biodiversity, and leveraging private sector finance to achieve conservation goals.

You will have strong technical skills in the incubation of early and growth-stage enterprises in a developing country context, including facilitation of market access, and investment and joint-venture negotiations. You will have proven demonstrable experience of working quickly and effectively with diverse stakeholders (project teams, NGO partners, private sector partners, community entrepreneurs, and potential investors) with diverse levels of experience of using market-based approaches to finance conservation to achieve conservation objectives. This role requires a deep commitment to supporting staff, partners and communities in FFI-supported landscapes to make sustainable financing of conservation a reality.

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

This position is based in FFI’s head office in Cambridge, UK, and requires regular international travel. 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 following document for further details of the position and how to apply:

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 3 February 2019.