Overview

Salary: EUR 45,702 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Fixed-term until 31 August 2026, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability

Location: São Tomé, São Tomé & Príncipe

Fauna & Flora and Fundação Príncipe are working with a consortium of partners to strengthen the conservation of the unique marine biodiversity of São Tomé & Príncipe. Funded by the Blue Action Fund, Rainforest Trust, Arcadia and Oceans 5, the project’s overall goal is to establish and ensure effective management of a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) across São Tomé & Príncipe using a co-management approach. We are seeking a qualified, fluent Portuguese-speaking candidate to lead the national project team and partner consortium to deliver this exciting and ambitious project. Employed directly by Fauna & Flora and under secondment to FP, you will be based on São Tomé island.

Strong project and people management and leadership 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 partner organisations and relevant stakeholders, including regional and national government. You will have proven experience in conservation project management with demonstrable skills and experience in engaging local communities in conservation and the development of sustainable livelihood initiatives.

A strong team player, you will enjoy working in a dynamic team environment where creative approaches and thinking are required to deliver project concepts. Experience raising funds for projects will also be an advantage. A Master’s degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline and strong experience in a related role and in working in remote and sometimes challenging environments are expected. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within two ground breaking and entrepreneurial organisations, at the forefront of conservation.

For further details of the position and how to apply please visit our website.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 April 2024.

About Fauna & Flora

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today Fauna & Flora is active in over 40 countries.