Technical Specialist, Halcyon Impact & Learning

Salary: Circa £30,000 – £33,000 per annum, dependant on skills and experience

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK (some remote working may be considered)

We are offering a unique opportunity to work as part of a team which supports FFI’s Halcyon Land & Sea (Halcyon) portfolio, by collating and interpreting the impact of our work and actively disseminating learning from across the portfolio. Your focus will be on identifying pertinent lessons and experiences useful to others in the sector (internal and external to FFI’s network), and capturing and sharing results across the portfolio and from comparisons between projects’ experiences. You will publish findings in outputs designed for key practitioner audiences, but also for academic publication where relevant. To do this you will engage with Halcyon funded project teams and partners drawing on their evidence and experience and relating this to wider literature and case studies from across the conservation community. In addition, you will support Halcyon funded project teams and partners to develop or deliver effective mechanisms for collecting evidence and demonstrating progress towards conservation impact underpinned by theory-based approaches. You will also play an important role as part of the Halcyon team in supporting internal grant making and reporting processes.

You will have strong interdisciplinary analytical skills and the ability to distil complex information, combined with the ability to support and facilitate others to develop context-specific monitoring processes. You will have strong experience and understanding of the needs of the terrestrial conservation landscape, what learning will be most relevant to practice, and how this is best communicated to reach key practitioner audiences. You will bring demonstrable experience of identifying and translating relevant field-based evidence and experience for wider learning, of developing high-quality learning documents aimed at practitioner audiences, and of presenting complicated information to a range of audiences, both scientific and more general. You will have proven understanding of conservation project design and monitoring and evaluation, a good understanding and experience of the realities of conservation project delivery in less developed country contexts, strong communication skills, and the ability to work constructively with a range of stakeholders, specifically with in-country teams and partners in a range of cultural contexts.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, allowing you 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 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, 27 September 2020.