Senior Technical Specialist, Wildlife Trade

Salary Range: Circa £45,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora, Cambridge, UK. Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK

An opportunity has arisen to join the central Wildlife Trade team to ensure that good practice and innovation in wildlife trade approaches is effectively integrated and implemented into projects. This is a role based in our UK Headquarters providing senior level technical input and support to our regional programmes. The role will work across all Fauna & Flora’s programme an initial stronger focus on supporting the Eurasia regional programme in Central & Eastern Europe and the Balkans, the Black Sea and Caucasus and Central Asia.

You will have advanced technical skills and significant experience in the development, management, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of approaches to understand and tackle unsustainable and illegal wildlife trade in a conservation context. You will understand the need for inclusive, collaborative and evidence-based approaches to preventing illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade including, but not limited to, effective crime prevention, community-level responses to illegal wildlife trade, building enforcement capacity and demand reduction.

A team player also able to work on your own initiative, you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to liaise across teams and cultures. You will enjoy applying your critical thinking to complex issues and explaining these in plain and accessible language. In addition to fluency in written and spoken English, skills in relevant languages are also desirable.

You will have excellent facilitation, training and coaching skills, ideally with experience in developing and applying blended learning materials and methods. The ability to plan, organise and prioritise workloads to meet deadlines will be a key attribute. You will be passionate about supporting others to develop their knowledge and skills while being open to learning and able to quickly pick up new skills.

You will hold a relevant degree or equivalent qualification and/or significant experience in wildlife trade, criminology or similar field. You will have advanced knowledge of approaches used to tackle unsustainable and illegal wildlife trade, and ideally some knowledge and experience of Situational Crime Prevention or other criminology approaches.

You will be joining Fauna & Flora at an exciting time as we seek to improve our ability to design, implement, monitor and evaluate initiatives that have positive impacts on biodiversity. 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.

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, 18 June 2023.