Technical Specialist, Extractives & Infrastructure Development (Nature-based Solutions)

Fauna and Flora International

Cambridge
c.£35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 28th February 2021   3 days left


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 a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual to provide technical expertise to the work programmes and initiatives within the extractives and development infrastructure sectors across FFI’s global conservation programme. This role will focus on defining, reviewing and recommending approaches and methodologies to enable FFI to build nature-based solutions strongly into our work with these sectors, and to optimise and measure the co-benefits for nature, climate and people - specifically, designing, delivering and monitoring the co-benefits from our key extractives partnerships with bp and Anglo American.

You will work closely with the Director, Senior Technical Specialists and Senior Programme Managers within the FFI extractives team, to enable partnerships to integrate net positive impacts on both nature and climate at a strategic and operational level in both marine and terrestrial environments. You will be experienced in the development and implementation of a full spectrum of biodiversity and ecosystem services management tools, including biodiversity risk assessments, carbon offsets, developing actions plans and the associated monitoring and evaluation metrics required to demonstrate co-benefits, and using these tools to demonstrate net positive impact to biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation. Your position will be co-located in the FFI Climate team, linking closely with FFI’s broader work on climate-nature linkages.

This role will require technical and management skills, contributing to and supporting a range of FFI projects portfolios and supporting technical delivery. You will be expected to work independently, providing support to programme managers and senior technical staff. The role will require international travel (when feasible) to meet project objectives and programme development requirements. As a technical member of the team, you will be expected to work closely with colleagues and partners across FFI’s global conservation programme. You will encourage the use of global best practices and objectives led frameworks to ensure the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services aspects into all aspects of our work in the extractives and infrastructure sectors.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organization, 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 center, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 28 February 2021.


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