Start Date: 16 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract Type: This is a temporary position to provide parental leave cover and will terminate on or before 20 September 2020 on the return of the Senior Programme Manager, Agricultural Landscapes from parental leave.
FFI is seeking a highly experienced professional to lead the development and delivery of FFI’s agricultural landscapes (AL) programme. You will be responsible for shaping strategy and for working with implementing teams and partners to design projects and secure appropriate funding. You will identify opportunities and provide technical and management expertise on agriculture in line with wider institutional priorities and FFI’s ethos for conservation delivery. You will provide input and support to FFI’s portfolio of conservation projects around the world, working closely with our regional teams and partner organisations.
You will be up to date on the latest issues and approaches impacting agriculture within the context of conservation. You will have experience of working in partnership with the agribusiness sector and developing relationships and delivering work with the business sector. You will have international experience of working in the agriculture sector, with a clear understanding of the challenges around sustainability.
You will be an excellent people manager, focused on enabling your team members to develop and deliver in their roles. Collaboration is essential and you will be a proven team player responsive to the needs of colleagues and partners. 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. 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, 8 September 2019.