Fauna & Flora International Job Vacancy: Technical Specialist, Extractives & Development Infrastructure - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Technical Specialist, Extractives & Development Infrastructure

Fauna & Flora International
  • Salary: Circa £32,000 Per annum
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK (with options for flexible working conditions.)
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 seeking a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual to provide technical expertise to our work with the extractives and development infrastructure sectors across FFI’s global conservation programme. You will work closely with the Director and Senior Technical Specialists within the team, working to integrate biodiversity management at a strategic and operational level in both marine and terrestrial environments. You will contribute technical expertise, working on the characterisation and management of biodiversity across global operations whilst enabling FFI’s commitment to objectives-based frameworks for biodiversity at the interface with large scale development. You will be experienced in the development and implementation of a full spectrum of biodiversity and ecosystem services management, including the application of environmental impact assessment, environmental and social safeguards, biodiversity risk assessments, developing Biodiversity Action Plans, implementing the mitigation hierarchy, and conceptualising and planning biodiversity offsets. Your position will also interface with FFI’s engagement with sectoral initiatives such as IPIECA, International Council on Mining and Metals and other Communities of Practice and business and biodiversity forums.

This role will require technical and management skills, contributing to and supporting a range of FFI projects and supporting technical delivery. You will be expected to work independently, providing support to programme managers and senior technical staff. The role will require international travel to meet project objectives and programme development requirements. As a technical member of the team, you will be expected to work closely with colleagues and partners across FFI global conservation programmes and to encourage the use of global best practices and objectives led frameworks to ensure the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services aspects into all aspects of our work in the extractives and infrastructure sectors.

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

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 center, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

For further details and to apply please CLICK HERE

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 28 February 2021.