Administrative Assistant, Eurasia

Fauna & Flora International

Cambridge
£17,500 - £18,500 pa pro rata, depending on skills and experience

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.fauna-flora.org

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 07 May 2017


Start Date: As soon as possible

Duration of Contract: Two year fixed term contract

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 just some 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, the Caucasus, and Central-Eastern Europe and the Balkans. We also undertake ‘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’s Eurasia programme is seeking an Administrative Assistant to undertake a key supporting role within the programme; working closely with the team to deliver administrative, information management and office support to its conservation projects.

The successful candidate will be well organised, with proven experience in administration. S/he 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. The post would be a good fit for an individual interested in a purely administrative role.

For further details and to apply please visit our website.

The closing date for applications is 7 May 2017. No agencies please.

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