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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 to be part of a wider and deeper engagement by FFI on climate change, helping to increase recognition of the existing contribution of our work to climate change mitigation, contributing to the expansion of this potential and supporting climate adaptation planning and implementation across our priority site-based projects.
In our 2019-2023 strategy we are committed to:
- Climate-proofing our projects, choosing solutions that will ensure our results are sustained in the face of climate change;
- Demonstrating the contribution that our conservation work makes to climate mitigation and adaptation, such as carbon sequestration, and flood attenuation; and
- Taking responsibility in minimising our organisational climate footprint, and encouraging our partners to do the same, since tackling climate change requires everyone to act.
You will work closely with project teams across the organisation to estimate carbon values and identify and implement priority adaptation and resilience building actions. This will include work to develop systems to better document the contribution our sites make in storing carbon, and sharing information with project teams on national and international agendas on climate change which are relevant to and would enhance their work, as well as supporting project access to carbon-related funding opportunities. You will work closely with FFI climate finance, nature based solutions and extractives sector specialists to ensure FFI actions on climate change are joined up and to raise FFI’s profile across climate-biodiversity policy and funding arenas. We are building a platform for FFI to engage widely on climate-nature linkages from 2020 onwards and you will play a key role in this.
Salary: Circa £33,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK
We are looking for a high-performing technical specialist with a sound and up-to-date knowledge of climate change science, policy and adaptation practice, and experience of climate-smart conservation within locally-led site projects around the world. You will have the ability to work constructively with senior staff, cross-cutting teams, in-country teams and the communications team, and will be able to represent our work effectively to external stakeholders.
You will have strong research and analytical skills combined with the ability to present convincing arguments. You will be able to communicate with confidence and credibility to a range of audiences, and have experience in building and maintaining positive organisational and external relationships.
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.
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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 21 June 2020.