Salary: Circa £30,000 – £33,000 per annum, dependant on skills and experience

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: 34 months

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 for two qualified Technical Specialists in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) to play a central role in bringing about a step change in FFI’s MEL in order to deliver greater conservation impact. FFI has been awarded a three year grant for this work.

You will have a passion for accompanying, coaching, and enabling project teams to implement practical approaches to MEL. You will bring multi-disciplinary technical skills relevant to the development and implementation of context-appropriate theory-based MEL frameworks. These skills will include survey design and data analysis, and will cover a breath of M&E approaches as relevant to conservation work – including social, ecological, behavioural and capacity building. These skills will be grounded in practical experience of delivering conservation initiatives, and you will have direct experience of delivering MEL from design through to analysis, interpretation and use. You will be experienced at building the capacity of others operating within varied resource constraints and contexts. You will also demonstrate the ability to think holistically and to work collaboratively with project staff, partners, and other technical specialists from diverse disciplines and teams to effectively embed enhanced MEL into conservation projects.

Working closely with targeted project teams and other technical specialists, you will play a vital role in the technical design, implementation, and use of context-appropriate, pragmatic project MEL systems. This will include supporting the development of protocols for the collection, analysis and evaluation of data ensuring that the time, skills, and funding investment needed is practical and relevant to the project’s context, as well as conducting (or facilitating self-) evaluations of project data where relevant. You will work collaboratively with project teams, partners, and the Technical Impact Group to document and share learning, including the production of guidance materials, active participation in a Community of Practice, and facilitating peer learning and training.

This position is based in Cambridge. Some local and international travel will be required. 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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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 27 September 2020.