Career Opportunity /  10 April 2022

Opportunity: Technical Specialist - Remote Sensing, Conservation Technology

Fauna & Flora International is seeking a Technical Specialist with expertise in Remote Sensing to join their Conservation Technology team.  Visit the FFI website for further details and how to apply. The closing date for applications is Sunday, 10 April 2022.

Deadline: 10 April 2022 - the deadline has passed.
Cambridge - United Kingdom

Technical Specialist - Remote Sensing, Conservation Technology

Salary: Circa £36,000 depending on skills and experience
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora International Cambridge. Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI is seeking a Technical Specialist with expertise in Remote Sensing to join our Conservation Technology team. You will have postgraduate qualifications in Remote Sensing or Geographical Information Systems (GIS), or alternatively substantial experience in applied RS/GIS with a degree in life sciences, environmental studies or another relevant subject. With a passion for conservation, you will have substantial experience in applying remote sensing methods to spatial and temporal analyses of wildlife, conservation or environmental issues. A working knowledge of remote sensing methods to support Carbon assessments, particularly within the framework of REDD+ (such as applying using Verra’s VCS methodologies) will be especially relevant. Practical experience in programming, webGIS and applied statistics are essential. You will have strong numerical, writing and organisational skills, be highly motivated, show initiative and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

You will work across FFI’s portfolio of conservation programmes, supporting and growing the use of RS for conservation planning and robust monitoring throughout the organization. In particular you will support REDD+ and other programmes of work for nature-based solutions (NbS) to tackle climate change. In addition to technical delivery, you will provide advice and develop training for project staff and partners. You will support FFI to pursue new opportunities and collaborations with suitable partners to scale-up the use of RS approaches by our partners and projects.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance. Our offices are located 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.

For further details and to apply please click here.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 10 April 2022