Senior Technical Specialist, Social Equity & Rights (Asia-Pacific)

Fauna & Flora International

Location could be Cambridge UK or Cambodia

Salary: Circa £45,000 (UK-based role) per annum USD 45,000 – USD 50,000 (Cambodia-based role) per annum. Dependant on experience and country location. 

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Three-year, fixed-term contract

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom; or Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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.

Fauna & Flora strives to ensure that our conservation goals are achieved in ways that
respect human rights and contribute to human well-being and social equity. An opportunity has
arisen to join the Asia-Pacific regional team to ensure that good practice in social equity,
rights-based approaches, good governance and social safeguards is effectively integrated and
implemented into projects. This role will support programmes in Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and
Indonesia and be directly linked to the Social Equity and Rights team within the SAGE

You will have advanced technical skills and experience in the development, management,
implementation and M&E of social equity, good governance and rights-based approaches in a
conservation context. A team player also able to work on your own initiative, you will have
strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to liaise across teams and
cultures. You will enjoy applying your critical thinking to complex issues and explaining these
in plain and accessible language. In addition to fluency in written and spoken English, skills
in relevant South East Asian languages are also desirable.

You will have excellent facilitation, training and coaching skills, ideally with experience in
developing and applying blended learning materials and methods. The ability to plan, organise
and prioritise workloads to meet deadlines will be a key attribute.

You will hold a relevant degree or equivalent qualification or experience in international
conservation, natural resource management or similar field. You will have knowledge of
international human rights standards and rights-based approaches as they apply to conservation,
and ideally some knowledge and experience of Social Management Systems.

You will be passionate about supporting others to develop their knowledge and skills while
being open to learning and able to quickly pick up new skills. You will have experience of
working in a cross-cultural environment and experience in applying your skills to a
conservation, rural livelihoods or natural resource management context in less developed

You will be joining Fauna & Flora at an exciting time as we seek to improve our ability to
design, implement, monitor and evaluate initiatives that have positive impacts on biodiversity
while at the same time respecting the rights of local communities and contributing to human
well-being and social equity.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 9 April 2023.

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