Fauna & Flora International is seeking a Conservation Technology Specialist to join their Conservation Capacity & Leadership team. If you're interested in the work we do here at WILDLABS, don't miss the chance to work alongside our team with FFI while providing expertise in the identification, design, and delivery of technology projects.
Apply by Sunday, 29 August 2021 for consideration.
Salary: £34,000 – £36,000 per annum, dependent 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)
FFI is seeking a Conservation Technology Specialist to join the Conservation Capacity & Leadership team to provide expertise in the identification, design and delivery of technology projects and develop technology sector partnerships to build and strengthen our conservation impact. Leading technology company, Arm, is investing in the role to enable us to find ways to scale up conservation impact significantly through innovative use of technology. This position will provide oversight, technical expertise and support to existing projects as well as identify and deliver new technology activities.
You will have a proven track record in identifying and implementing technical solutions in austere or remote operating environments and be passionate about the potential that technology can offer conservation challenges. You will have an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of technology innovations and trends and be a confident networker, able to communicate ideas effectively to non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing. Ability to work on your own initiative is essential, as is the ability to work alongside others, in the design and delivery of projects and activities.
In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within a ground-breaking and entrepreneurial organisation, at the forefront of global conservation, with the opportunity to apply your skills and expertise to work that will deliver real conservation impact.
Conservation Capacity & Leadership Programme
Long-term conservation success depends on developing a network of committed individuals and institutions that are strong enough and effective enough to address the threats to our natural world. The Conservation Capacity & Leadership team work across FFI’s international portfolio to create opportunities for staff, partners and beyond to maximise their potential for conservation good.
We focus on a number of key areas:
- Our staff Professional Development programme supports learning and knowledge management across the organisation, improving conservation capacity globally to enablegreater effectiveness and sustainability of our conservation work.
- Our Partnerships and Organisational Development Support Programme works closely with regional teams to support partnership management and organisational capacity development interventions with partner organisations.
- We work to build the skills, capabilities and confidence of a new generation of conservation leaders across the globe and support their efforts to confront the growing challenges we all face, through initiatives such as the Conservation Leadership Programme.
- Our Conservation Livelihoods and Governance Programme supports FFI’s regional conservation teams to take a holistic, people-centred approach to biodiversity conservation.
- We produce Oryx, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, which publishes research with the potential to improve conservation management and practice.
- We help build the capacity of our staff and partners to access and use technology for conservation, through initiatives such as WILDLABS.NET
We are acutely aware of the challenges we face. The world’s remaining natural habitats, and the species that depend on them for survival, are under greater pressure than at any time in recent history. However, advances in technology are providing us with exciting and innovative opportunities, methods and tools to help solve these challenges.
FFI is already working closely with a range of partners to identify and nurture projects that will deliver real conservation gains through technological innovation, and we are now expanding this technology work and that of our local partners.
The closing date for applications is Sunday, 29 August 2021.
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