Programme Manager, Marine Plastics, Conservation Science and Design
Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Two-year, fixed term contract
Location: Cambridge, UK, with some UK and International travel expected
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.
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 has established a dynamic programme of work to curb the threat posed to marine ecosystems, by plastic pollution. As a basis for wider engagement on this issue, to date, our work has focused attention on the issues of unnecessary use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products, catalysing industry leadership to eliminate plastic use from their product lines, and motivating reforms in legislation within the UK and Europe. Through engagement with the plastics production industry, brands and retailers, we are working to improve practices for handling raw plastic pellets in production, shipping and transport, in order to reduce their accidental loss to the marine environment.
FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Programme Manager, Marine Plastics. We are looking for a dynamic team player with strong project management abilities to lead the delivery and further development of our work on marine plastics and biodiversity, within our marine programme.
The Programme Manager, Marine Plastics, will ensure the timely delivery of existing marine plastics projects, including work to oversee finances, and develop annual reports for key donors. The post holder will act as a focal point for our work on marine plastics, maintaining key relationships with partners, ensuring effective internal and external communication of the achievements of projects, and providing technical inputs and coordination support to the regional and thematic teams in the development of new work on plastics as required,
You will have a degree in a relevant discipline (and ideally an advanced degree or equivalent experience) and direct experience working on relevant issues in the conservation or CSR sector. You will have a proven track record of project development, desk research, and a good working knowledge of marine conservation or the plastics industry that will enable you to communicate with confidence and credibility to a range of audiences. You will have an interest and understanding of engaging with the corporate sector, and experience in building and maintaining positive organisational relationships. You may be required to travel within the UK and occasionally internationally. In addition you will provide line management support for key staff within the Conservation Science and Design team, and may be required to contribute to supporting the wider work of the team.
For further details and to apply please visit: http://www.fauna-flora.org/about/jobs/
The closing date for applications is Sunday 15 October 2017.