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Salary: Circa £42,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK (some remote working may be considered)
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 and motivated conservation professional to fulfil the role of Senior Programme Manager, Eastern Africa, assuming responsibility for FFI’s operations in the region (currently South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya).
The successful candidate will have operational and managerial experience in conservation project and programme management, including people management, risk management and mitigation, proposal writing, technical and financial management and reporting of large funds and grants, preferably with statutory or multilateral/bilateral donors and preferably in Africa, as well as a commitment to organisational and national legal compliance.
Excellent 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 requires a skilled and credible communicator, who is confident in developing the capacity of in-country teams and partners, both directly and by facilitating the engagement and skills of UK based cross-cutting teams, and ensuring the focus remains on in-country leadership and delivery of results.
The successful applicant will also have substantial experience in the field of conservation. S/he will enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly and thoroughly to challenges and opportunities is paramount. Spoken and written fluency in English is essential.
The closing date for applications is Sunday, 21 September 2020.