Programme Officer, Conservation Leadership Programme

Application Deadline: 
5 Dec 2019

Salary: circa £25,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, U.K

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.

This is an exceptionally exciting time to join the CLP team. We have recently received a significant grant of $6,000,000 to support our capacity building work over the next five years, which will enable us to significantly expand our work worldwide. We are currently developing a new three-year strategy to grow the programme and extend our work throughout the global conservation community.

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Programme Officer to deliver a diverse range of work for CLP. The successful candidate will work with the Executive Manager, CLP Management team in identifying and supporting early-career conservationists through granting and managing project funds (team awards), selection and recruitment of interns at FFI / FFI partner offices overseas, planning and facilitating workshops, delivering training, mentoring grantees, evaluating the impact of aforementioned activities and marketing CLP support mechanisms through presentations. As part of FFI’s Conservation Capacity & Leadership team in Cambridge, you will also engage in meetings and activities to build capacity across FFI’s Conservation Partners.

You will have strong relevant experience in individual capacity building and / or grant management and a demonstrable interest in supporting early-career professionals. You will be a self-motivated team player and enjoy working in a variety of environments, including overseas training locations, where the ability to respond swiftly to changing team and programme needs is paramount. With a keen eye for detail and analytical mind, you will be highly competent at reviewing proposals, reports, budgets and financial summaries and providing feedback to funding applicants and FFI staff in a concise and considerate manner. Your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to build strong working relationships with colleagues in the UK and overseas, and also with members of the CLP Alumni Network.  With excellent communication skills, you will have a proven ability to deliver presentations and write for a range of audiences, especially international audiences. Fluency in English is essential.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with 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.

International travel is required, with approximately 5 weeks spent overseas including at 2-3 weeks in at CLP’s Conservation Management & Leadership training in June/July every year.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 5 December 2019.