Technical Specialist, Biodiversity and Conservation Monitoring, Africa

Salary: Circa £36,000

Start Date: As soon as possible and by 1 March 2023

Contract Type: Permanent

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

FFI is seeking an experienced technical conservationist to fulfil a key role within FFI’s Africa Programme, providing expertise and quality control to all aspects of biodiversity and conservation monitoring within Africa regional projects.

You will have an advanced degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent relevant experience in a similar role. You will have advanced technical skills related to the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of monitoring species biology and ecology and proven demonstrable experience in delivering biomonitoring activities within conservation projects, preferably in Africa. Your desire to mentor and develops the capacity of in-country staff and partners to deliver activities underpins the overall approach to this role. Your outstanding interpersonal skills will enable you to build strong working relationships, bringing diverse groups of stakeholders together to accomplish common goals. Your exceptional writing skills will deliver high quality reports and proposals.

You will have an excellent understanding of key issues affecting landscape level biodiversity conservation in different African regions. You will be an effective team player and enjoy working in a dynamic environment where the ability to respond swiftly to changing organisational and team needs is paramount. Fluency in English is essential; French and/or Portuguese language skills are desirable.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to apply your skills and expertise, working within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. 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 centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

Applications for this position closed on Monday, 28 November 2022. View other job opportunities with FFI.