Grant Manager, Conservation Finance & Enterprise

Fauna & Flora International

c.£34,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 25th September 2019  

Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Fixed term contract – end date 30 April 2021 

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.

As Grant Manager, you will play a pivotal role in the implementation of pioneering REDD+ work, being responsible for the grant management and administration of a substantial award from the Norwegian Government, for projects in Liberia and Myanmar. You will work closely with Liberia and Myanmar regional programmes and REDD+ technical specialists within the Conservation Finance & Enterprise programme, supporting effective grant implementation and ensuring compliance. You will also work closely with the Liberia Programme to support set-up and management of future awards, relevant to this programme of work.

You will have a passion for wildlife conservation and sustainable development, and a strong proven track record in the management of statutory grant funding, including multi-million dollar awards for international programmes of work, including in developing countries.

Strong relationship-management and communications skills are essential to the role, to develop positive, collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including regional teams, non-governmental partners and government agencies. You will be as tenacious as you are persuasive, and your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to extract information to meet timelines.

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, with potential international travel to Liberia, Myanmar and elsewhere as required. 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 Wednesday, 25 August 2019.

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