Senior Technical Specialist, Wildlife Trade

Fauna & Flora International

Salary range: Circa £45,000 per annum
Start date: As soon as possible
Duration of contract: Permanent
Location: Fauna & Flora, Cambridge, UK. Current policy offers partial
remote working within the UK

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora 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.

An opportunity has arisen to join the central Wildlife Trade team to ensure that good practice
and innovation in wildlife trade approaches is effectively integrated and implemented into
projects. This is a role based in our UK Headquarters providing senior level technical input
and support to our regional programmes. The role will work across all Fauna & Flora’s
programme an initial stronger focus on supporting the Eurasia regional programme in Central
& Eastern Europe and the Balkans, the Black Sea and Caucasus and Central Asia.

You will have advanced technical skills and significant experience in the development,
management, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of approaches to understand and tackle
unsustainable and illegal wildlife trade in a conservation context. You will understand the
need for inclusive, collaborative and evidence-based approaches to preventing illegal and
unsustainable wildlife trade including, but not limited to, effective crime prevention,
community-level responses to illegal wildlife trade, building enforcement capacity and demand

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 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 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 hold a relevant degree or equivalent qualification and/or significant experience in
wildlife trade, criminology or similar field. You will have advanced knowledge of approaches
used to tackle unsustainable and illegal wildlife trade, and ideally some knowledge and
experience of Situational Crime Prevention or other criminology approaches.

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.
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.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 18 June 2023.

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