Conservation Programme Assistant

Fauna & Flora International

Fundação Príncipe Trust, San Antonio, São Tomé and Príncipe
EUR 20,000 - EUR 24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, marine conservation

Closing date: Thursday, 22nd March 2018   3 days left

Contract Type:   One-year fixed-term

Start Date:          1 June 2018, or as soon as possible

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.

We are seeking qualified candidates to join the small Fundação Príncipe Trust team, contributing to the development and management of a programme focused on the conservation of habitats and species and the promotion of sustainable livelihoods.

You will contribute to island wide conservation activity including marine and terrestrial protected area establishment, community co-management, while liaising with both regional and national government. You will support the delivery of conservation capacity building to local groups and other aspects of the FPT’s conservation strategy, with a primary focus on ecological project design and data management.

The post would be ideal for someone with experience in terrestrial or marine ecology and biodiversity conservation linked to sustainable livelihoods. You will use your technical skills and practical experience in using science and current approaches to develop and deliver effective conservation projects. You will have good project management skills and demonstrable experience in community engagement, participatory approaches, and sustainable livelihood initiatives, for example leveraging conservation contributions from the corporate sector and tourist guiding fees.

A strong team player, you will enjoy working in a dynamic team environment where creative approaches and thinking are being brought to deliver project concepts. Experience raising funds for projects will also be an advantage. A degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline and good experience in a related role and working situation are expected. In return, employed directly by FFI and seconded formally to FPT, the role offers the opportunity to work within two ground breaking and entrepreneurial organisations, at the forefront of conservation.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 22 March 2018.

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