sexta-feira, 7 de abril de 2017

Job Title: Director, Fundação Príncipe Trust

Reporting to: Fundação Príncipe Trust Board /Line managed by: FFI

Working with: The position holder will work closely with FPT colleagues and national counterparts and other stakeholders on all aspects of the job. Responsible for: Principe Trust staff. The position holder will work closely with FPT colleagues and national counterparts and other stakeholders on all aspects of the job. Responsible for: Principe Trust staff


With important forest and marine ecosystems and levels of endemism comparable to the Galapagos Islands, Príncipe is recognised world-wide for its high biodiversity and is designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Fundação Príncipe Trust (FPT) is one of the few established NGOs operating on the island. It was established in 2015 to promote sustainable development and biodiversity conservation, through projects that strongly focus on supporting the local community and building local capacity. This work aligns with the purposes of the Biosphere Reserve and the FPT works closely with government to support their commitment to safeguard the island’s natural and cultural heritage. FPT’s projects currently focus on sea turtle conservation, establishing and strengthening protected areas (marine and terrestrial), promoting community livelihood, ecotourism and environmental sustainability.


This is an exciting opportunity to lead the FPT’s small team (2 expatriate and 15 local staff) through a period of change in a challenging working environment on the island of Príncipe. Established by the company HBD, and after 3 years of direct support and sponsorship, the FPT is now transitioning towards being a fully self-sufficient organisation. The FPT is seeking a visionary, experienced and dynamic Director to lead the organisation through this period of change and beyond.
Reporting to the FPT Board and with direct support from partner organisations, the Director will lead on organisational direction and all aspects of management including forward strategy, the evolution of operational systems, staff management and fundraising and development. Initially, and until the organisation’s capacity has been built, you will also provide technical oversight of the FPT’s marine programme.
You will be a qualified and experienced manager, able to provide strong leadership and take responsibility for the management and development of the organisation from the outset. An effective communicator with strong people management skills, you will have the skills and experience required to build a supportive working environment and effective team. You will also have technical experience in a relevant field including biodiversity conservation and/or social development. You will have a proven track record in all aspects of programme and/or project management and will be skilled in providing advice and technical input to the design,development, implementation and evaluation of projects. Príncipe is a small remote island; this position will suit an individual who is solutions-oriented and who enjoys working in a dynamic and challenging environment.


Start Date: 1st June or as soon as possible
Duration of contract: One-year fixed term contract, with potential to extend subject to business need and funding availability
Probation Period: Four months
Salary range: EUR 31,500 - EUR 36,500 depending on skills and experience (cost of living on Principe estimated at €500 per month)
Location: Fundação Príncipe Trust, Santo Antonio, Príncipe, São Tomé & Príncipe
Benefits: For international appointments, FFI expatriate benefits apply:
30 working days’ annual leave entitlement plus national public holidays observed in Príncipe
Accommodation allowance of EUR 370 per month
Medical insurance
Relocation flight on commencement of employment (if applicable)
Repatriation flight on termination of employment (if applicable)
NB: This is an unaccompanied position
Hours of Work: This is a full-time position requiring flexible working.


Applications, consisting of a covering letter explaining why you are applying for the position and relating your experience and skills to the role, a full CV, and contact details for two referees (who will not be approached without your permission) should be submitted via email to or by post to Rebecca Plant, Programme Finance Officer, Eurasia at: Fauna & Flora International, The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ, United Kingdom
Please mark your application ‘Director, Fundação Príncipe Trust and indicate in your covering letter where you saw this position advertised.
Check full job description and application instructions on the attached application pack.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 April 2017.
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