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.

Technical Specialist, Partnerships & Organisational Development
Salary: £33,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, U.K.

You will support delivery of FFI’s strategy that seeks to empower our partner organisations to achieve their conservation goals. You will lead the technical capacity support that the Partnerships & Organisational Development (PODs) Programme offers to FFI staff to help them effectively manage partner relationships and support the partner’s organisational development. You will lead on and ensure implementation of FFI’s Partner Due Diligence process. You will assess and evaluate staff capacity in supporting the organisational development of partner organisations. Where appropriate, you will also support needs-based capacity development interventions for priority FFI conservation partner organisations. 

You will have the ability to build and manage relationships with a wide range of individuals and organisations. You will have excellent facilitation, communication and collaboration skills, including consensus-building skills and be able to apply these to diverse groups of people. You should have a minimum of 5 years demonstrated knowledge and experience relating to organisational development. You will need good knowledge of strategic development/Theory of Change approaches and significant experience of providing capacity building, mentoring and/or training support to others. You should be passionate about mentoring and capacity building, be able to build positive personal and institutional relationships, and have the ability to work across multi-disciplinary groups and geographically dispersed teams.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. 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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Please note that the closing date for applications has been extended to Sunday, 24 January 2021.