Fauna & Flora International Job Vacancy: Country Director, Phnom Penh - Cambodia

Country Director, FFI Cambodia Country Programme, Asia Pacific

Fauna & Flora International

Salary: USD 40,000 – USD 60,000

Start Date: As soon as possible

Duration of Contract: Open

Location: FFI Cambodia Programme Office, Phnom Penh, with regular travel across Cambodia
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.

Working closely with local partners, the Asia-Pacific Programme currently includes a broad range of species and landscape targeted conservation initiatives in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar, and has country programme offices in Phnom Penh, Nanning, Jakarta, Yangon and Hanoi. Around 70 projects are being implemented in the region by a team of approximately 200 staff, consultants, volunteers and partner organisations with an annual regional budget of approximately USD 10 million.

Cambodia supports a rich variety of wildlife and habitats, including Asian elephants, Siamese crocodiles, giant ibises, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, pristine rainforests and important coastal habitats. FFI has been working to support biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in Cambodia since 1996, and established a programme office in Phnom Penh in 2000.

Achievements of the Cambodian programme include: conducting the first benchmark surveys of tigers, elephants, Siamese crocodiles and other wildlife in northern, eastern and southwest Cambodia; contributing to the creation of two major protected areas in the Cardamom Mountains; establishing three community-based wetland sanctuaries; training protected area managers in two wildlife sanctuaries; assisting development of national legislation; developing toolkits for addressing human-elephant conflict; helping to establish Cambodia’s first marine protected area; establishing Cambodia’s first Masters of Science course and national reference collections; publishing Cambodia’s first scientific journal, a national field guide to amphibians, and national guidelines for sustainable development in protected areas.

FFI is seeking a Country Director to promote, develop, oversee and provide strategic direction to its Cambodia Country Programme and staff.  As Country Director, you will be a highly experienced conservation professional, able to take responsibility for the operational management, implementation and development of FFI’s conservation strategy and programme of projects in Cambodia.

You will have a strong proven track record in operational, project, grant and financial management at a senior level in a similar international organisation level, and be skilled in providing strategic advice and technical input to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of projects.

Strong 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 at senior level with partner organisations and relevant stakeholders, including donors and funders, and colleagues in Headquarters and across the world.

You will have a strong track record in fundraising, experience in institutional development and capacity building and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks within which FFI operates in Cambodia, as well as a commitment to organisational and legal compliance.

For further details and to apply please visit: CLICK HERE

The closing date for applications is Sunday 5 March 2017.  No agencies please.

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