Duration of Contract: Two year fixed term contract
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK
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.
Many of Eurasia’s land and seascapes are recognised worldwide for their beauty, recreational and wilderness value, yet the importance of their biodiversity is frequently overlooked. The Eurasian steppe, the beech forests of the Carpathians, the Portuguese Montado, the fruit and nut forests of Central Asia and the Mediterranean Sea and coast are justsome of the stunning and biodiversity rich ecosystems in the region. They contain unique and rare wildlife such as the critically endangered saiga antelope, the Iberian lynx, the elusive snow leopard and ancient species of apple and walnut.
FFI is one of only a few international organisations working in the Eurasia region and is helping to raise awareness of the need for action amongst other international conservation and development charities. Many of our projects have laid the foundation and created the necessary infrastructure for other organisations to move in and help tackle the challenges of the region. We aim to build the capacity of local partners to conserve priority species and habitats. Our focus is in three core areas: Central Asia, theCaucasus, and Central-Eastern Europe and the Balkans. We alsoundertake ‘emergency’ interventions in countries outside of these core regions and are addressing marine and coastal conservation issues in Turkey and Cape Verde and most recently on the island of Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea.
We are working with our partners to implement an exciting range of initiatives focused on ecosystems, habitats and species conservation in both the marine and terrestrial environments. Activities include addressing human wildlife conflict, biodiversity planning, establishing marine protected sites, capacity building for conservation, alternative livelihood development and community outreach.
FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Programme Finance Officer to support the administration of the regional programme, principally by assisting the Eurasia Regional team to produce, manage and report against programme and project budgets and to strengthen fundraising and administration of EU LIFE+ and other projects.
The successful applicant will have a degree or equivalent level qualification with a minimum two years’ experience in a finance or administration role. S/he will have proven organisational and administrative skills, will be a strong team player and will enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly to changing organisational and team needs is paramount. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.
Fluency in English is essential. This position is based in FFI’s headquarters inCambridge,UK, with international travel as required.