Project Officer, Marine, Scotland

Application Deadline: 
24 Sep 2017

Salary:                                    Circa £24,000

                                              Start Date:                             As soon as possible

Duration of Contract:           Two-year fixed-term contract

Location:                                Edinburgh, UK, with some UK 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 been working in Scotland since 2011, focusing initially on issues relating to inshore marine conservation. Our approach in Scotland reflects FFI’s wider ethos and approach, and focuses specifically on working behind the scenes to empower and support Scottish NGOs and local community-based organisations.

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Officer, Marine, Scotland to ensure effective support to the Scottish Marine Community Support Project, with a specific focus on delivering key activities to develop an effective and dynamic community network.  This position is based in FFI’s office space in Edinburgh, UK.

You will have a degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience in conservation or a related field. You will have strong administration, organisational and time management skills and a structured and methodical approach to work.  Technical skills in a relevant field and experience of working with NGOs would be advantageous. With excellent communication skills and an understanding of the context for conservation, and particularly marine conservation in Scotland, you will be a self-motivated team player, but equally able to work independently.  You will have a proven ability to write for a range of audiences and to work constructively with local community members and partner community-based organisations. Fluency in English is essential.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 24 September 2017