Technical Specialist, Wildlife Trade, Africa

Salary: circa £27,000 to £35,000 per annum, (USD equivalent if based in Liberia or Kenya), dependant on experience and living costs of country location

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent (UK); or Two-year fixed-term (Liberia or Kenya)

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom (eligible for visa sponsorship); or Monrovia, Liberia (eligible for visa sponsorship); or Nairobi, Kenya (candidates must have pre-existing right to work in Kenya)

Details of visa sponsorship for UK and Liberia available at interview.

Working closely with country teams and partners, the Wildlife Trade team provides technical input and direct support to project design, fundraising, implementation and impact monitoring. The team also proactively builds the technical capacity and skills within FFI and partners, supporting them to engage with emerging issues, ensure FFI is represented in relevant Wildlife trade-related forums, and maximise opportunities of relevance to wildlife trade for FFI and its partner network. In addition, the team also works collaboratively to advance smart, inter-disciplinary approaches to wildlife crime and influence decision-making amongst relevant global stakeholders. This includes producing written guidance and training materials, policy briefs and external communications, and facilitating the analysis, documentation and sharing of good practice, research and lessons learned between FFI project teams, the wider conservation sector, donors and policymakers.

We are seeking a team player with strong interpersonal skills and relevant international experience for the position of ‘Technical Specialist, Wildlife Trade’. Sound technical knowledge and experience of addressing illegal wildlife trade is a pre-requisite. In addition, you will be a highly collaborative and strategic thinker with proven experience in project design, multi-stakeholder coordination, facilitation and an ability to manage a diverse workload and multiple deadlines. You will also be a credible communicator, who is confident in developing and managing relationships with FFI staff, partner organisations and donors across a broad international diaspora. A good understanding of the need for effective information-sharing, collaboration and learning for conservation is also key, as is a shared commitment to FFI’s mission and values.

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 Monday, 3 January 2022.