Enterprise & Impact Finance Specialist

Fauna & Flora International

c.£40,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd February 2019  

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.

FFI is seeking an Enterprise and Impact Finance Specialist to play a pivotal role in the design and implementation of the conservation enterprise and innovative finance scopes of work within the Conservation Finance & Enterprise programme. You will be a skilled entrepreneur, with proven experience in a relevant sector(s), such as ecotourism, sustainable fisheries and agriculture/ agroforestry. You will be passionate about creating viable, impact-driven business models that meet the needs of people and biodiversity, and leveraging private sector finance to achieve conservation goals.

You will have strong technical skills in the incubation of early and growth-stage enterprises in a developing country context, including facilitation of market access, and investment and joint-venture negotiations. You will have proven demonstrable experience of working quickly and effectively with diverse stakeholders (project teams, NGO partners, private sector partners, community entrepreneurs, and potential investors) with diverse levels of experience of using market-based approaches to finance conservation to achieve conservation objectives. This role requires a deep commitment to supporting staff, partners and communities in FFI-supported landscapes to make sustainable financing of conservation a reality.

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

This position is based in FFI’s head office in Cambridge, UK, and requires regular international travel. Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building 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. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 3 February 2019.

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