Technical Specialist, Extractives & Development Infrastructure

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.)

FFI is 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.

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, 28 February 2021.