Technical Specialist, Forest Carbon

Salary: Circa £36,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge

FFI is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Technical Specialist, Forest Carbon. You will play a vital role in the technical design and implementation of pioneering REDD+ projects in high carbon stock and high conservation value landscapes in Liberia, Vietnam and Mozambique. You will be responsible for leading the field and desk-based work required for preparation of VCS and Plan Vivo Project Documents (PDs); play a key role in the strategic and technical work required for integration of these project-level REDD+ interventions with national / sub-national systems; contribute to the building of partner capacities in forest carbon accounting and sustainable forest management, at local and national levels; and contribute to the development of new climate finance opportunities within FFI’s terrestrial and marine programmes.

You will have strong technical skills relevant to the development of Project Documents (PDs) for the voluntary REDD+ projects, and the nesting of project level REDD+ activities within evolving national forest carbon accounting systems. In particular, you will have direct experience of the development and validation/verification of projects using the VM0007 REDD+ Methodology Framework (REDD-MF) or similar VC methodologies. You will demonstrate the ability to think holistically and to work collaboratively with field staff and technical specialists from diverse disciplines to effectively integrate the forest carbon elements of REDD+ projects with the social and biodiversity components. You will have a thorough understanding of national REDD+ processes with respect to development of Reference Emission Levels and Monitoring, Reporting and Valuation (MRV) systems, and approaches to Jurisdictional and Nested REDD+ (JNR), and direct experience of supporting the development of national policies relevant to REDD+ in one or more tropical forest countries.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work 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.

This position is based in FFI’s head office in Cambridge, UK, with international travel to Liberia and elsewhere as required. 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.


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, 17 November 2019.