Salary: Circa £30,000 – £33,000 per annum, dependant on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK (some remote working may be considered)
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 work as part of a team which supports FFI’s Halcyon Land & Sea (Halcyon) portfolio, by collating and interpreting the impact of our work and actively disseminating learning from across the portfolio. Your focus will be on identifying pertinent lessons and experiences useful to others in the sector (internal and external to FFI’s network), and capturing and sharing results across the portfolio and from comparisons between projects’ experiences. You will publish findings in outputs designed for key practitioner audiences, but also for academic publication where relevant. To do this you will engage with Halcyon funded project teams and partners drawing on their evidence and experience and relating this to wider literature and case studies from across the conservation community. In addition, you will support Halcyon funded project teams and partners to develop or deliver effective mechanisms for collecting evidence and demonstrating progress towards conservation impact underpinned by theory-based approaches. You will also play an important role as part of the Halcyon team in supporting internal grant making and reporting processes.
You will have strong interdisciplinary analytical skills and the ability to distil complex information, combined with the ability to support and facilitate others to develop context-specific monitoring processes. You will have strong experience and understanding of the needs of the terrestrial conservation landscape, what learning will be most relevant to practice, and how this is best communicated to reach key practitioner audiences. You will bring demonstrable experience of identifying and translating relevant field-based evidence and experience for wider learning, of developing high-quality learning documents aimed at practitioner audiences, and of presenting complicated information to a range of audiences, both scientific and more general. You will have proven understanding of conservation project design and monitoring and evaluation, a good understanding and experience of the realities of conservation project delivery in less developed country contexts, strong communication skills, and the ability to work constructively with a range of stakeholders, specifically with in-country teams and partners in a range of cultural contexts.
In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, allowing you 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, 27 September 2020.