Technical Specialist, Biomonitoring, Africa

Fauna & Flora International

£33,000 - £35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 2nd June 2019  

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.

We are seeking an experienced technical conservationist to fulfil a key role within FFI’s Africa Programme, providing expertise and quality control to all aspects of biodiversity monitoring within Africa regional projects.

You will have an advanced degree in a conservation-related field or equivalent relevant experience in a similar role. You will have advanced technical skills related to the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of monitoring species biology and ecology and proven demonstrable experience in delivering biomonitoring activities within conservation projects, preferably in Africa. Your desire to mentor and develop the capacity of in-country staff and partners to deliver activities underpins the overall approach to this role. Your outstanding interpersonal skills will enable you to build strong working relationships, bringing diverse groups of stakeholders together to accomplish common goals. Your exceptional writing skills will deliver high quality reports and proposals.

You will have an excellent understanding of key issues affecting landscape level biodiversity conservation in different African regions. You will be an effective team player and enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly to changing organisational and team needs is paramount. Fluency in English is essential; fluency in French, Portuguese and Swahili is desirable.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with opportunity to apply your skills and expertise where appropriate. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.

Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 2 June 2019.

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