The Director Sustainable Agriculture & Enterprise is a new role within FFI, leading a team of five full-time specialists to influence and deliver this area of work across FFI’s global conservation programme, collaborating closely with the other cross-cutting teams and with our four regional programmes to deliver conservation projects in more than forty countries.
You are a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual ready to lead FFI’s efforts to build nature-positive agriculture and enterprise opportunities in our global conservation programme. You have extensive experience of designing and managing nature-positive and collaborative businesses, strengthening sustainable agriculture in conservation programmes, motivating teams to deliver impact on biodiversity objectives and influencing senior policy and corporate decision-makers, and of delivering triple bottom line impact in developing countries.
You have excellent communication, collaboration, analytical and team management skills, enabling your team to build positive, productive working relationships with colleagues across our global conservation programme. You are comfortable working in an international NGO and managing in a matrix-like structure. Your network of agri-business, finance sector and investor contacts will help connect the potential conservation and livelihoods impacts of the team’s work with the investment partners and financial sustainability required at landscape level. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential and proficiency in a second language relevant to FFI would be an advantage.