Senior Technical Specialist, Extractives & Development Infrastructure

Senior Technical Specialist, Extractives & Development Infrastructure

Type of offer:

FFI is seeking a highly motivated, skilled individual to provide technical and policy leadership to EDI work programmes across FFI’s portfolio. This role requires you to drive private sector action, provide insights to policy makers and support funding efforts, whilst working to mainstream corporate delivery on this topic by EDI companies and investors as the new business norm. The successful candidate will be recognized as an expert in the field.

You should be passionate about FFI’s mission and be able to spot opportunities to develop integrated and inclusive multi-sectoral approach to systems change, as well as expand and grow FFI’s network. You should have an excellent international network of experts and practitioners.

You will have a strong record of excellence, and demonstrable achievement of leading teams and initiatives in complex, fast-paced, and fluid environments. You should have experience working in multi-stakeholder settings and be comfortable communicating with senior-level stakeholders from government, business, finance and civil society. You should be comfortable working in an international NGO and a matrix-like structure.

You will work closely with FFI’s regional and cross-cutting programmes to manage engagement with the EDI sector at a strategic and operational level in the FFI global conservation programme. You will contribute technical expertise and thought leadership, working on the characterisation and management of biodiversity across global operations whilst enabling FFI’s commitment to objectives-based frameworks for biodiversity at the interface with large scale EDI development projects. You will be experienced in the development and implementation of a full spectrum of biodiversity and ecosystem services management considering environmental economics and natural capital.

Your position will also influence and lead on FFI’s engagement with environmental and social safeguards, the development and governance of regulations and voluntary standards and other Communities of Practice and business and biodiversity forums.

This role will require considerable technical leadership contributing to and supporting a range of FFI projects. The incumbent will be expected to generate opportunities and new projects, including securing funds from a broad spectrum of funding sources.  The role will require international travel to meet project objectives and programme development requirements.  As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to become involved in all aspects of FFI conservation programmes and to encourage the use of global best practices and objectives led frameworks to ensure the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services aspects into all aspects of our work in these sectors.

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.

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK
Organization: Fauna & Flora International
Deadline: April 8, 2021
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