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 Senior Conservation Director to play a key role in the strategic development and management of FFI and to provide senior leadership to FFI’s regional programmes. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), you will play a key role in driving forward the mission and vision of FFI.
You will have overall accountability for FFI’s regional programmes – Africa, Americas & Caribbean, Asia Pacific and Eurasia – managing and enabling regional programme directors to deliver against FFI’s strategy and business plan. You will work seamlessly with the Senior Conservation Director, Cross-cutting Programmes to jointly deliver FFI’s global conservation programme. For full details, please see www.fauna-flora.org.
With a Master’s Degree or equivalent level qualification in biodiversity conservation or a related science/social science, you will have a proven record of ownership of, and accountability for, conservation programme strategy, management and operational delivery at a similar level.
You will bring strong technical conservation skills to the position, together with a keen understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks within which we operate. Your excellent communication, networking and negotiating skills will enable you to represent FFI at the highest level, promoting and positioning FFI with confidence and credibility. Your leadership, management and mentoring skills will ensure you empower regional programme directors to achieve excellence, deliver programmes on time, to a high quality and within budget. You will be comfortable working in an international NGO and managing in a matrix-like structure. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Fluency in languages spoken within our regional programme portfolio would be an advantage.
In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.
Our offices are located 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.
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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 20 June 2021.