Forest Peoples Programme is recruiting a full-time Executive Director
Forest Peoples Programme, 31 August 2012

LONDON, UK: FPP is seeking an experienced person to take on the directorship of the organisation in coordination with FPP’s Executive Committee and Board members. FFP’s advocacy programme promotes rights-based forest and conservation policies at local, national and international levels, working in close collaboration with local communities, forest peoples’ organisations and social justice networks. It works to create political space for forest peoples to secure their rights, control their lands and decide their own futures. The main duties and responsibilities will include oversight of FPP’s advocacy strategy; overseeing coordinated actions between FPP’s sub-programmes; and ensuring the organisation’s financial stability. The Director will also participate in key international policy processes and carry out advocacy related research, policy analysis and fieldwork. He/she will have a solid grasp of the international human rights framework and forest and indigenous peoples’ issues; a depth of experience working on the ground with indigenous peoples and/or local forest communities; a leadership and teamwork background; proven fundraising success; and fluency in English and proficiency in French and/or Spanish. The position is full-time and located in the UK at the FPP offices in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. The deadline for applications is 12 October 2012. Read the FFP release … Download the full job description [pdf] …