Job position: Technical Specialist, Wildlife Trade

Fauna & Flora International. Closing date: 2 November

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Salary: Circa £35,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK

In direct response to FFI’s growing portfolio of work on illegal wildlife trade and the new opportunities and collaborations developing, we are now looking to add a new member to our Wildlife Trade team.

Working closely with country teams and partners delivering work to address unsustainable and illegal wildlife trade, 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 and technical 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, ideally including one or more of the following areas: community-level responses to illegal wildlife trade; crime prevention; building law enforcement capacity. Knowledge and experience of developing and delivering behaviour change strategies would also be an advantage. In addition, you will be a highly collaborative and strategic thinker with proven experience in securing funds, project design, management and monitoring, 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 Application Pack document for further details of the position and how to apply. 

Thirza Loffeld

WildHub Community Manager, WildTeam UK

My background is mainly in species conservation, education and capacity development. For several years, I researched mother-young interactions in gorillas and chimpanzees, in captivity and the wild. After that, I worked for three years in Indonesia, where I developed and implemented youth ambassador and community engagement programmes on local and regional scales. These programmes are aimed at building conservation capacity and promoting stewardship. I currently conduct my PhD research on the professional development of conservation professionals and work as Community Manager at WildHub.
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