Programme Officer, Agricultural Landscapes

Fauna & Flora International

Cambridge
c.£25,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.fauna-flora.org

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 1st September 2019   7 days left


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 qualified candidates for the position of Programme Officer, Agricultural Landscapes, to support the delivery of agriculture, including agroforestry, within FFI’s conservation projects around the world.

You will provide technical agricultural and agroforestry input and support to FFI’s portfolio of conservation projects around the world, working closely with our regional teams and partner organisations. You will also contribute to the design, development and delivery of agricultural activities in high-priority countries. You will support data design, collection and analysis and the communication of these results to donors, stakeholders and the public through written work. You will provide administrative support to the Agricultural Landscapes programme, and work with the Technical Specialist, Agricultural Landscapes, to report to donors and to fundraise. You will have a degree or equivalent qualification in agriculture, agricultural development, biology or ecology with relevant technical expertise, including field-based agricultural development, and proven ability in project management and administration, including financial aspects.

You will be able to collaborate effectively with government agencies, non-governmental organisations and a variety of other partners and stakeholders, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will be highly organised and self-reliant, yet a good team player, responsive to the needs of colleagues and partners. Excellent writing skills are essential, including experience of writing funding proposals and donor reports. International travel will be required. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, and fluency in French, as well as agroforestry and pollination experience, is highly desirable.

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

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, 1 September 2019.


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