Full-Time Head of Wildlife Trade
Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK. Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK
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.
This is an exciting time to be joining FFI and to be leading our global Wildlife Trade team, which are committed to strengthening and expanding our responses to illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade.
The Head of Wildlife Trade provides leadership and mentoring to an established technical team, supports strategic development and financing of the Wildlife Trade programme in line with FFI strategy and fundraising, and ensures external awareness and engagement with our work to in this area. They will be expected to maintain high level expertise in emerging debates, research, innovation and practice and will be engaged in wider networks to ensure FFI operates at the cutting edge of conservation efforts globally. They will use their knowledge, expertise and connections to support the delivery of projects in line with agreed FFI strategy, ethos and internal policies, and to transfer learning from the project portfolio to higher level conversations with peers and decisions makers.
You will have significant recognised expertise in addressing unsustainable and illegal wildlife trade with proven international experience and technical knowledge, able to represent FFI confidently and credibly in this field. You will be a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual comfortable working in an international NGO and managing in a matrix-like structure. You will be a team player with effective people management and interpersonal skills, and a leadership style that enables you to build, empower and lead a professional team that delivers to a high standard against project aims, objectives and timelines to support wildlife trade initiatives across our global conservation programme.
In addition, you will be a highly collaborative and strategic thinker with proven experience in project design, multi-stakeholder coordination, facilitation and an ability to manage a diverse workload and multiple deadlines. You will be a credible communicator, who is confident in developing and managing relationships with FFI staff, partner organisations and donors across a broad international diaspora. You will understand the need for inclusive, collaborative and evidence-based approaches to preventing illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade including, but not limited to, effective crime prevention, community-level responses to illegal wildlife trade, and demand reduction. You will also have a good understanding of the need for effective information-sharing, collaboration and learning for conservation is also key, as is a shared commitment to FFI’s mission and values.
Fluency in spoken and written English is essential and proficiency in a second language relevant to FFI would be an advantage.
In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance. Our offices are located 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.
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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 3rd July 2022.