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Director, Sustainable Agriculture & Enterprise

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location   England (East Anglia)
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   31/08/2021
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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.

The Director Sustainable Agriculture & Enterprise is a new role within FFI, leading a team of five full-time specialists to influence and deliver this area of work across FFI’s global conservation programme, collaborating closely with the other cross-cutting teams and with our four regional programmes to deliver conservation projects in more than forty countries. 

You are a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual ready to lead FFI’s efforts to build nature-positive agriculture and enterprise opportunities in our global conservation programme.  You have extensive experience of designing and managing nature-positive and collaborative businesses, strengthening sustainable agriculture in conservation programmes, motivating teams to deliver impact on biodiversity objectives, influencing senior policy and corporate decision-makers, and delivering triple bottom line impact in developing countries.  

You have excellent communication, collaboration, analytical and team management skills, enabling your team to build positive, productive working relationships with colleagues across our global conservation programme.  You are comfortable working in an international NGO and managing in a matrix-like structure.  Your network of agri-business, finance sector and investor contacts will help connect the potential conservation and livelihoods impacts of FFI’s global conservation programme with the investment partners and financial sustainability required at landscape level.   Fluency in spoken and written English is essential and proficiency in a second language relevant to FFI would be an advantage.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.  In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance. Our offices are located 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. 

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The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 31 August 2021.

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