Senior REDD+ Programme Manager, Conservation Finance & Enterprise

Fauna and Flora International is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Senior REDD+ Programme Manager. You will play a pivotal role in the design and implementation of Liberia’s pioneer REDD+ project, and will lead FFI’s work on climate policy engagement, and development of collaborations with bi-lateral and multi-lateral REDD+ finance mechanisms.

You will have strong technical skills in relevant aspects of REDD+ design and implementation at project and jurisdictional levels, and have a passion for realising benefits for wildlife and local people through REDD+. You will have a strong proven track record in the design and implementation of REDD+ initiatives, and direct experience of supporting the development of national policies relevant to REDD+ in one or more tropical forest countries and of engaging with bi-lateral and multi-lateral initiatives and institutions, such as the Green Climate Fund. Strong leadership, technical and people management skills are essential to the role.

This position is based in FFI’s head office in Cambridge, UK with regular international travel to Liberia and elsewhere as required. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.

Please view the following document for further details of the positions and how to apply:

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 October 2016.

Background

There is growing consensus that donor-based finance is insufficient to tackle many of the problems faced by society. The continued decline in biodiversity and the resulting loss of ecosystem services are no exception. With the pressure on threatened species and habitats rapidly increasing, there is a need for significant additional financing for conservation work. This requires innovative operating models in order to respond adequately to the global conservation challenge with the speed and scale required to halt significant further loss.

Funder preferences are evolving and increasingly focused on these innovative operating models. There is a demonstrable shift in interest towards performance/outcome-based funding and in supporting enterprise models for achieving impact. In the context of forest landscapes, the goals of climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation and benefits for local people in these areas have converged within the global REDD+ agenda.

Against this backdrop, the Conservation Finance & Enterprise programme addresses the related challenges of establishing long-term, sustainable funding models for conservation initiatives; strengthening local and global incentives for conservation; and the urgent need for greater recognition of biodiversity and ecosystem services values within the global economy. The team has a vision where access to sustainable economic opportunities drives positive conservation outcomes by enabling and motivating local and global actors to enhance protection of threatened habitats and species.

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