Fauna & Flora International
Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Three year fixed-term contract
Location: Biodiverse Landscapes Fund Programme Office, Phnom Penh, with
regular travel across Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
Fauna & Flora saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, while
improving the livelihoods of local people. Our guiding principles are to work with and
alongside local partnerships, act as a catalyst for change, make conservation relevant, and
base decisions on sound science. Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora is the world’s longest
established international conservation body; our conservation work, and impact, spans the
Fauna & Flora is seeking a highly experienced conservation and/or development professional
with experience in running large statutory projects to provide leadership, effective management
and delivery of the BLF Lower Mekong Landscape programme within the Asia-Pacific Programme. You
will work with Consortium Partner Focal points, BLF Fund Managers, the Independent Evaluator,
Country Programme Directors and Fauna & Flora’s cross-cutting technical teams to ensure
that the most appropriate technical knowledge and experience inform the design and delivery of
We are looking for an individual who has successfully run DEFRA, USAID or EU projects before.
You will have a demonstrated commitment to biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction,
high-level technical knowledge, excellent writing skills, and on-the-ground experience working
in biodiversity conservation and/or development in Southeast Asia. Your ability to manage
integrated landscape – level programmes, diverse teams, deliver complex projects and harness
knowledge effectively for adaptive management will be essential to this role. You will be able
to build collaborative relationships and working arrangements across remote diverse and
dispersed teams, demonstrating cultural awareness and sensitivity. You will be confident
working with partner organisations, funders, and other relevant stakeholders.
You will have a substantial proven track record in managing high-level statutory-funded
programmes and be skilled in providing strategic advice and technical input to the design,
development, implementation, evaluation and reporting of projects.
Highly effective leadership and people management skills are essential to the role to ensure a
professional and motivated team that delivers effectively against project aims, objectives and
timelines. The role also requires a skilled and credible communicator, who is confident in
developing and managing relationships internally, and externally with partner organisations and
relevant stakeholders, including donors and funders.
You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks
within which Fauna & Flora operates, as well as a commitment to organisational, donor and
legal compliance. You will have an advanced degree or equivalent level qualification in a
relevant discipline and/or substantial experience in a related role. Experience working in the
South-East Asia region is desirable.
This position is funded in a partnership programme, final appointment is contingent upon final
confirmation of funding.
For further details and to apply please click here.
The closing date for applications is 29 November 2023.
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