Salary: Circa £20,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: One year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

Good conservation decision-making depends on good information. The latest findings from the biological and social sciences as well as economic and policy arenas should inform these decisions. Local teams are often best placed to enhance and filter such information. The Conservation Science and Design team works closely with, and provides support for, locally-based staff and partners, which ensures decisions are based on a good understanding of the local situation, and at the same time enables us to take a pragmatic role in the development of FFI as an organisation.

We focus on a number of key areas:

  • strategic development of our conservation work – currently focused on climate change, threatened tree conservation and marine
  • implementing robust approaches to allocating conservation funding – through management of Halcyon Land & Sea funds (which focuses on securing priority conservation areas), the Fondation Segré Conservation Fund at FFI, the Flagship Species Fund, the Global Trees Campaign and also co-ordination of reviews for external grant funds
  • promoting effective monitoring and evaluation within FFI – focusing on cross-organisational impact reporting
  • offering support on issues relating to technical delivery within projects
  • providing direct support and advice to regional and thematic teams on any issues relating to Conservation Science or the specific work of our team

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Programme Assistant to ensure effective support to the Conservation Science and Design Programme. The successful candidate will assist the Programme Director and Conservation Science and Design staff in delivering the programme’s targets, through programme coordination, administration, fundraising, and communications. This position is based in FFI’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK.

You will have a degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience in conservation or a related field. You will have strong administration, organisational and time management skills and a structured and methodical approach to work. Technical skills in a relevant field and experience of working with NGOs would be advantageous. With excellent communication skills you will be a self-motivated team player, but equally able to work independently. You will have a proven ability to write for a range of audiences. Fluency in English is essential.

About Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International's work spans across the globe, with over 140 projects in over 40 countries, mostly in the developing world. We proudly stand up for biodiversity and aim to show just how relevant it is to all of those who share the planet.