Senior Programme Manager, Central Asia, Eurasia

Salary Range: circa £45,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, with international travel as required.

Current policy offers partial remote working with the UK

FFI is seeking a highly experienced conservation professional to manage FFI’s Central Asia Programme. You will represent FFI 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 FFI’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 FFI 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 a groundbreaking 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.

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This job is closed on the 7th of February.

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