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Senior Adviser, REDD+


  • Location: Fauna & Flora, Cambridge
  • Salary: £60,285 - £63,460 per annum
  • Contract period: Permanent
  • Start date: As soon as possible

This role will serve as technical lead for the continued development and expansion of Fauna and Flora’s portfolio of REDD+ projects in priority landscapes.  You will play a key role in linking these unique forest landscapes, their biodiversity, and the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on the frontline of conserving them, with sustainable and equitable climate finance. The voluntary carbon market, and nature-based approaches including REDD+, are emerging from a period of intense scrutiny and evolution.  At this time of change, opportunity and increasing need, Fauna & Flora is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to support selected regional projects and partners to establish high-quality REDD+ initiatives that effectively protect and restore forest carbon stocks and biodiversity, and empower and benefit the stewards of the land.

You will have a cutting-edge understanding of the technical requirements for high quality REDD+ projects, including robust knowledge of forest carbon accounting and REDD+ standards and methodologies, a commitment to nature-based climate solutions that place people and nature at their core, and an ability to work swiftly but highly collaboratively to advance the development of projects.  You will have excellent leadership, people management and communication skills; and the ability to combine your senior technical expertise with sound judgement to navigate complex situations.

You will hold a relevant higher degree or equivalent qualification and/or professional experience in the design and implementation of REDD+ projects and nested initiatives.  You will be joining Fauna & Flora at an exciting time as expand our focus on climate change, the critical role of nature for climate mitigation and adaptation, and the role of climate finance in scaling up investment in nature. The role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.

In addition, Fauna & Flora offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance. Our offices are located 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.

For further details and to apply, please download the Application Pack below.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 12 February 2024.

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