Position: Field Programmes Delivery and Impact Manager

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Closing Date: Monday 19 October 2020

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Job title: Field Programmes Delivery and Impact Manager

Contract: Full Time (35 hours per week)

Location: Negotiable

Introduction to Durrell

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international charity working to save species from extinction. Headquartered in Jersey in the Channel Islands, Durrell focuses on the most threatened species in the most threatened places.

Established by author and conservationist, Gerald Durrell, in 1963, Durrell delivers its conservation mission through our three integrated core areas of operation:

  • Field Programmes: conservation action where it is needed most.
  • Conservation Knowledge: training future conservation practitioners and monitoring and evaluating conservation science, which underpins all Durrell activities.
  • Jersey Zoo: a centre of excellence in animal husbandry, research, training and education.

With a track record of more than 60 years, Durrell leads some of the world’s longest running and most successful species and habitat recovery programmes. The quality of our work is equally as important as how we deliver it. Our values, underpin how we approach our work and the work environment we create.

Our Values

Purposeful

We are clear on why we do what we do, are connected as an organisation, we understand and demonstrate enabling / delivery, we are passionate about what we do and work tirelessly to achieve it.

Accountable

We are accountable for our actions; we act with integrity and always have the best interests of the Trust at heart. We take it upon ourselves to update our knowledge and deliver excellence, and our ethics are of the utmost importance.

Supportive

We develop and encourage our staff, we work as a team, work well with other departments and trust and respect each other. We promote a learning culture, treat people fairly, encourage diversity in the workplace, and value the opinions and views of others.

1. Job Purpose

This role is an integral part of the Field Programmes team, working with programmatic staff to ensure effective delivery and impact of Durrell’s conservation mission, leading on fundraising efforts and tracking and reviewing implementation of strategies. The post holder will also take responsibility for oversight and support of technical aspects of the programmes relevant to their own experience.

This post is based out of Durrell’s UK office in Bath. Remote working arrangements will be considered with a requirement to travel to Durrell’s Bath office at least once a month and London for meetings. Occasional visits to Durrell’s HQ in Jersey will be required and some travel to overseas field sites, conferences and workshops is anticipated.

2. Key Responsibilities

  • Working with colleagues across the Trust, identify, secure and maintain relationships with relevant institutional donors;

  • Lead on the production of fundraising proposals aligned with Durrell’s strategic priorities for field programmes;

  • Oversee the production of financial and programmatic reports to donors and for Durrell’s internal strategic and monitoring purposes;

  • Act as point of contact between Durrell’s wider fundraising team and Field Programmes staff, particularly major donor fundraising, to keep them updated about FP fundraising priorities and help them report to donors;

  • Work with the Fundraising team on the development of a new donor database; maintain accuracy and consistency of donor records when established; run regular reports to track status of grant funding against programme strategies;

  • Work with overseas teams, predominantly those in Madagascar, and the Conservation Effectiveness team to monitor and evaluate progress and impact of Durrell’s conservation programmes against strategies and grants;

  • Facilitate development of Monitoring and Evaluation plans for prospective grant funded projects by working closely with the M&E team and overseas field staff;

  • Oversee and support on programmes, or components of programmes, relevant to the post holder’s technical expertise, liaising with field teams to ensure high impact and developing the programmes as appropriate;

  • Represent Durrell in relevant conferences, workshops and meetings to raise Durrell’s profile, follow developments in the conservation and other relevant sectors, track donor priorities, and identify and develop new technical and financial partnerships;

  • Coordinate with Durrell’s Communications team for communicating impact and raise profile of field programmes to external audience via different mediums including press, social media.

    3. Knowledge, Skill and Ability

  • A knowledge of contemporary conservation issues;

  • A good knowledge of institutional donors and their priorities;

  • Proven ability to write rigorous, successful fundraising proposals for robust and impactful projects;

  • Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with institutional grant making bodies;

  • Experience of maintaining donor databases, specifically use of Raiser’s Edge/NXT is desirable;

  • A knowledge of and, ideally, experience of implementing, the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation is desirable;

  • Experience of managing and monitoring field programmes is desirable;

  • Experience of working within a conservation charity is desirable;

  • Expertise is desirable in at least one technical area relevant to Durrell’s field

    programmes, including social sciences, behaviour change, protected area management, species recovery etc.;

  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English is essential; French

    language skills are desirable;

  • High standard of computer literacy (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook and the

    Internet) is essential;

  • Demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise own workload with minimum supervision;

  • Proven ability to work both within a multi-cultural team and independently is desirable;

  • Ability to understand and generate budgets;

  • Ability to plan ahead and work within agreed timeframes.

    Behaviours and Values
  • Acts with integrity and with the best interests of the employer at all times;

  • Passionate about conservation and an understanding of, and commitment to, Durrell’s vision, mission and aims;

  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure.

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your completed application form and CV with cover letter to recruitment@durrell.org, clearly indicating for which position you wish to apply for.

Closing date for applications: Monday 19th October

Source: http://wildlife.durrell.org/home/work-at-durrell/field-programmes-delivery-and-impact-manager/

Thirza Loffeld

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK

My background is mainly in species conservation, education and capacity development. For several years, I researched mother-young interactions in gorillas and chimpanzees, in captivity and the wild. After that, I worked for three years in Indonesia, where I developed and implemented youth ambassador and community engagement programmes on local and regional scales. These programmes are aimed at building conservation capacity and promoting stewardship. I currently conduct my PhD research on the professional development of conservation professionals and work as Community Manager at WildHub.
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