Salary: Circa USD 50,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Two-year fixed-term contract
We are seeking qualified candidates to join FFI’s Americas & Caribbean team and contribute to the development and management of a programme focused on biodiversity conservation and promoting sustainable livelihoods in the face of climate change.
You will take a leading role in a programme that spans multiple island nations, including supporting the recovery of threatened species and ecosystems, enhancing the resilience of island communities to climate change, and strengthening the capacity of local NGOs, community groups and government agencies. You will manage the programme’s operations and resources, from planning and fund-raising through implementation to evaluation, representing FFI legally, and ensuring compliance with internal standards, policies and procedures, funder requirements and external legislation.
You will be joining the team at a crucial time, as FFI builds and redistributes capacity in order to ensure high-quality, in-region management of a much expanded project portfolio, with the necessary skills and leadership in place for continued growth. You will be part of this transition.
The post would be ideal for someone with experience in managing multidisciplinary conservation programmes in-country, along with a sound understanding of ecology, sustainable livelihoods and adaptation to climate change. Expertise in project and people management and financial administration are essential, as are the writing and communication skills required for successful fund-raising. You will draw on these wide-ranging abilities and practical experience to respond to locally-identified needs to restore and conserve native biodiversity while promoting sustainable livelihood opportunities for island residents.
You will enjoy working in a dynamic team environment where creative approaches and thinking are being applied to conservation challenges. A higher degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline and good experience in a comparable role and working situation are expected. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a major organisation at the forefront of global conservation.
Please view the following document for further details of the position and how to apply:
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 21 January 2020.