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.

In direct response to FFI’s Africa Programme’s growing portfolio of work and to ensure that our conservation goals are achieved in ways that respect human rights and contribute to human well-being and social equity we are now looking to add a new member to our team.

Technical Specialist, Social Safeguards (Africa)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge. Current policy offers partial remote working in the UK.

The primary focus of the role is to ensure the Africa Regional Programme adequately identifies, avoids, manages and/or mitigates negative social impacts affecting communities or other relevant local stakeholders as a result of its conservation work.

We are seeking a team player with strong interpersonal and technical skills and relevant international experience for the position of ‘Technical Specialist, Social Safeguards (Africa)’.

Sound technical knowledge and experience of developing and applying social safeguards in conservation contexts is a pre-requisite. In addition, you will be a highly collaborative and strategic thinker with proven experience in capacity building, project design, management and monitoring. You will be confident in building and managing relationships with FFI staff and partner organisations across a broad international diaspora and have the ability to work with multi-disciplinary groups. You will have a good understanding of the need for effective information-sharing, collaboration and learning for conservation, as well as a shared commitment to FFI’s mission and values.

You will have excellent facilitation, training and mentoring skills including consensus-building skills and be able to apply these to diverse groups of people. 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 have experience of working in a cross-cultural environment and experience in applying your skills to a conservation, rural livelihoods or natural resource management context in less developed countries.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking 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.

FFI is a member of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings, museums and the picturesque River Cam.

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The closing date for applications is Monday, 14 February 2022.