Fauna & Flora International Job Vacancy: Programme Manager, Mining & Energy (Maternity Cover) - England

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest-established international conservation organisation.  Our ... thumbnail 1 summary
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.

FFI has been working with companies within the extractive sector for over 20 years.  We have worked throughout the life of extractives developments - operating primarily with exploration and mineral exploitation in a wide range of countries and areas including Brazil, Chile, USA, Italy, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, the North Sea, Indonesia, Middle East, Mongolia, SE Asia, the Americas and Australia.  FFI has also worked at operations in areas with great mineral potential such as the Caspian Sea, the Middle and Far East, Pakistan and Alaska.

FFI will work with companies that are strategically committed to effective biodiversity management and conservation.  We encourage operations to work to understand and manage their impacts on biodiversity, following the mitigation hierarchy and aspiring to global best practice standards such as the IFC Performance Standards on biodiversity and ecosystem services.  In order to recognise and manage their risks, it is important that companies understand the biodiversity contexts of their operations in order to identify and, where appropriate, mitigate potential impacts and capitalize biodiversity opportunities associated with the company’s operational and exploration sites.

Potentially, almost all that an operation does will have some possible impact on biodiversity. Such impacts are not limited to endangered or threatened plants and animals but include the impacts on ecosystem services and the natural value of land.  Opportunities exist in the management of biodiversity and ecosystem services and the Senior Programme Manager will need to be familiar with environmental markets mechanisms and the potential value of natural capital.

It is important to understand the ecological context and external biodiversity pressures in which companies operate, as changes in biodiversity outside an operation’s lease area also have the capacity to affect the company’s operations.

We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual to provide technical, management and coordination expertise to our work programmes and initiatives within the extractives sector across our portfolio. You will work closely with all members of the Business & Biodiversity teams, working to integrate biodiversity management at a strategic and operational level in both marine and terrestrial environments.  You will contribute to the development of new partnerships and programmes of work, working on the characterisation and management of biodiversity across global operations and integrating and embedding biodiversity across partner companies. You will contribute to the development and implementation of a full spectrum of biodiversity and ecosystem services management, including the application of IFC’s PS6, EBRD’s PR6 and Equator Banks’ EPFi’s standards, biodiversity risk assessments, developing Biodiversity Action Plans, implementing the mitigation hierarchy, and developing biodiversity offsets.

This role will involve collaboration and coordination with a range of FFI and extractive sector partnership staff and will require some international travel to meet the objectives and requirements of both the Africa Regional programme and business and biodiversity.  As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to become involved in all aspects of FFI conservation programmes and to encourage the use of global best practices to ensure the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services aspects into all aspects of our work in the sector.

For further details and to apply please visit: HERE

The closing date for applications is 4 January 2016.  No agencies please.
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