Programme Officer, Africa (maternity cover)

Application Deadline: 
18 Nov 2018

Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 per annum

Start Date: Mid-January 2019

Contract Type: This is a temporary position to provide maternity cover and will terminate on or before 25 January 2020 on the return of the Programme Manager, Africa from maternity leave

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge

We are seeking a highly competent administrator with a strong project management focus to fulfil a key supporting role within the Africa Programme. You will directly support the Africa Programme team and provide administrative and financial support, manage selected projects and contribute to fundraising.

You will have an advanced degree in a conservation-related field or substantial relevant experience in a similar role. You will have proven demonstrable experience in an administrative position with a strong finance component. Highly organised and with a methodical approach to work, you will be at ease working with management systems and data, and your exceptional writing skills will add value to reports and proposals.

You will be as tenacious as you are persuasive, and your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to build strong working relationships, and extract information to meet FFI 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 English is essential; a good working knowledge of French is desirable.

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.

Founded in 1903, 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.

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.


The closing date for applications is Sunday, 18 November 2018.