Senior Technical Specialist, Extractives & Development Infrastructure

Salary: Circa £48,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Open

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual to provide technical leadership and coordination expertise to our work programmes and initiatives within the extractives and development infrastructure sectors across FFI’s portfolio. You will work closely with the Regional Directors, other Conservation Partnerships Programmes and the Director, Extractives & Development Infrastructure, working to integrate biodiversity management at a strategic and operational level in both marine and terrestrial environments. You will contribute technical expertise and thought leadership, 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 influence and lead on 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 considerable technical leadership contributing to and supporting a range of FFI projects whilst guiding extractive and development infrastructure sector project portfolios and supporting technical delivery. You will be expected to generate opportunities and new projects, including securing funds from a broad spectrum of funding sources. The role will require international travel to meet project objectives and programme development requirements. As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to become involved in all aspects of FFI 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 these sectors.


Please view the following document for further details of the position and how to apply:

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 27 January 2019.