Salary: circa £26,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: One-year fixed-term contract

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge

The current policy offers partial remote working within the UK.

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 offering a unique opportunity for a qualified Technical Officer to play a central role in improving Fauna & Flora’s conservation data practices* and support the wider work of the Conservation Design & Impact and Conservation Technology teams. Working closely with colleagues across Fauna & Flora, you will play a vital role in supporting the technical design, implementation, and use of context-appropriate, pragmatic project data practices.

This will include coordinating and contributing to the development of a suite of data tools, guidance and training that supports the collection, management, analysis and interpretation of data ensuring that the time, skills, and funding investment needed are practical and relevant to the project’s context. You will also demonstrate the ability to think holistically and to work collaboratively with project staff, partners, and technical specialists from diverse disciplines to effectively embed enhanced and context-appropriate data practices into conservation projects, and to document and share learning through different media, including the teams’ intranet pages and internal webinars.

With strong communication and interpersonal skills, you should be passionate about supporting others to develop their knowledge and skills, while being open to learning and able to quickly pick up new skills. You will bring a range of technical skills, including survey design, data collection, management, analysis, visualisation and interpretation of data relevant to conservation work – including social, ecological, behavioural and capacity building. Ideally, these skills will be grounded in practical experience of delivering conservation initiatives, and you will have direct experience of delivering data practices from design through to analysis, interpretation and use. You will have strong administration, organisational and time management skills. You will be self-motivated, a team player, and equally able to work independently.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. In addition, Fauna & Flora offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.

This position is based in Cambridge. Some local and international travel may be required. 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.

*Data practices: includes design of methods, tools, data management (collection, storage, validation, cleaning, processing), analysis of information for interpretation and use of data.

The closing date for applications is Monday 29 May 2023.

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