Senior Advisor, REDD+

Fauna & Flora International

Salary Range: £58,900 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, with international
travel as required. Current policy offers partial remote working with 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.

This role will serve as technical lead for the continued development and expansion of Fauna
& Flora’s portfolio of REDD+ projects in priority landscapes. The voluntary carbon market,
and nature-based approaches including REDD+ within it, are emerging from a period of intense
scrutiny and evolution. At this time of change, opportunity and increasing need, Fauna &
Flora is seeking a highly experienced and individual to support selected regional projects and
partners to establish high-quality REDD+ initiatives that effectively protect and restore
forests and support the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on the frontline of
conservation efforts.

You will have a cutting-edge understanding of the technical requirements for high quality REDD+
projects, including in depth knowledge of carbon accounting and REDD+ standards and
methodologies, a commitment to nature-based climate solutions that place people and nature at
their core, and an ability to work swiftly but highly collaboratively to advance the
development of projects. You will have excellent leadership, people management and
communication skills; and the ability to combine your senior technical expertise with sound
judgement to navigate complex situations.

You will hold a relevant higher degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject or
equivalent level professional experience and extensive experience in the design and
implementation of REDD+ projects and nested initiatives. You will be joining Fauna & Flora
at an exciting time as we expand our focus on climate change, the critical role of nature for
climate mitigation and adaptation, and the role of climate finance in scaling up investment in
nature. The role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and
ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.

In addition, Fauna & Flora 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.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 7 December 2023.

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