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Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) 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 FFI is active in over 40 countries.
FFI is seeking a highly experienced professional to manage FFI’s funding from statutory (government and multilateral) donors.
You will support colleagues and partners to develop high-quality proposal packages for priority donors and ensure their timely submission. You will coordinate proposals and reporting internally, and ensure all documents produced for donors meet their criteria, as well as follow FFI approval and submission procedures. There is a strong capacity development element to this work, and you will share knowledge, learning and resources across FFI to maximise FFI’s success rate and promote best practice in grant management and donor stewardship. You may also develop and deliver training packages, in Cambridge and potentially overseas. You will monitor FFI’s activities in statutory fundraising and fund management, and support internal decision-making and strategy development by sharing this learning.
Experience of working with government and multilateral sources is essential for this role. You will have proven experience of securing funding from these sources, and a strong understanding of how statutory donors and funding programmes support the achievement of international targets and government priorities.
Strong relationship-management and communications skills are essential to the role, to develop positive, collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including regional teams, non-governmental partners, and government agencies. You will be as tenacious as you are persuasive, and your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to extract information to meet timelines. You will be a strong team player and enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly to changing organisational and team needs is paramount. With a proactive and pre-emptive approach to your work, you will seek to add value and work with minimal supervision.
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Skills in languages relevant to FFI’s programme are highly desirable. Sensitivity to the different working environments and capacities of colleagues around the world is also essential.
In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with opportunity to apply your skills and expertise where appropriate. In addition, FFI offers 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.
- Salary: Circa £32,000 per annum
- Start Date: As soon as possible
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Location: Cambridge, U.K.
- For further details and to apply please click here
- The closing date for applications is Sunday, 19 May 2019.