Technical Specialist, Terrestrial, Asia-Pacific Regional Programme

Position with FFI. Deadline: 21st March.

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Technical Specialist, Terrestrial, Asia-Pacific Regional Programme

Organisation: Fauna & Flora International

Salary: Circa £33,000 Per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK (with options for flexible working conditions). Some travel within the UK and internationally may be required.

FFI is seeking an experienced conservation professional to support the development and operation of a suite of projects across our Asia-Pacific Regional Programme, with a focus on Indonesia.  We are looking for an individual with a demonstrated commitment to the field of biodiversity conservation, sound technical knowledge, an understanding of good project management and active on-the-ground project experience working on biodiversity conservation, ideally in Indonesia and SE Asia more generally.

You will be skilled in providing strategic advice and technical input to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of projects and be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of operational, project, grant and financial management.

You will also be a skilled and credible communicator, who is confident working with a diverse and remote team, partner organisations and relevant stakeholders, including donors and funders. An ability to demonstrate an understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks within which FFI operates would be an advantage.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, 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 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, 21 March 2021.

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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