Fauna & Flora International Job Vacancy: Technical Specialist, Agricultural Landscapes - United Kingdom

Technical Specialist, Agricultural Landscapes

Fauna & Flora International

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Two-year, fixed-term contract

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge 

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.

FFI is seeking a qualified candidate to play a leading role in the design and implementation of sustainable agriculture within FFI conservation projects around the world. Delivering scalable sustainable agriculture is central to improving livelihoods and reducing conservation pressures. The Technical Specialist will build excellent working relationships with in-country conservation teams, agribusiness and our local partners, and ensure we are jointly designing the approaches and building trust with the communities and farmers involved.

You will have a proven track record in operational, project and financial management at a similar level and be skilled in providing strategic advice and technical input to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of projects.

You will have strong technical skills in relevant aspects of sustainable agriculture, including soil management in the tropics, improving yields on staples, post-harvest storage loss and developing cash crops. You will be experienced in designing and delivering sustainable agriculture projects and effective farmer training. A clear understanding of cultural behaviour change and the application of agro-ecological principles such as conservation agriculture are essential. You will have the necessary communication and interpersonal skills to establish trust and engage farmers and local partners, and expertise in the identification and use of locally-appropriate technology.

This position will be based in Cambridge with regular international travel as required to meet project needs. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.

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The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 June 2018.