Technical Officer (Conservation)
Posted on Sep 27, 2019 by World Land Trust
Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 commensurate with experience
Location: Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8AB
World Land Trust (WLT) is at the forefront of international conservation efforts through our programme of land purchase and land acquisition in collaboration with our international partners, including the development of carbon and other payments for ecosystem services projects. WLT is now seeking a Technical Officer whose role will be to support our Conservation Programmes team in the expansion of our conservation work, primarily providing analytical support in the creation of new projects and monitoring of existing projects.
What you will be doing
This is an opportunity to build on WLT's ongoing achievements in implementing effective conservation projects around the world. You will be working closely with other Conservation Programme team members to provide technical support for the establishment, development and monitoring of new and existing projects. The role is UK based, but may include periods of travel and the need to work independently, including providing support and working in close collaboration with international partners and WLT colleagues.
Who we are looking for
An excellent knowledge and experience of fieldwork, spatial and ecological data analyses, monitoring and GIS will be essential for this role, with experience in landscape and biodiversity conservation preferred. You will have good communication skills and be able to translate technical reports and assessments to a wide range of audiences. You will be passionate about wildlife conservation and committed to furthering the mission and ethos of WLT.
Main duties and responsibilities
• Provide technical support to the design, analysis and monitoring of the organisation's conservation projects, including involvement in WLT's carbon projects and carbon auditing process.
• Work with WLT's partner organisations in the monitoring of existing and establishment of new projects, including undertaking site visits where appropriate/necessary.
• Provide wider support to WLT's conservation programmes as directed by the Director of Conservation.
Operational and line management
This role will report to the Director of Conservation but will also involve close liaison with other senior managers and staff within the organisation.
• Educated to a degree or higher degree level in a relevant subject area.
Experience and knowledge
• 3+ years of experience working in the conservation and ecology sectors (essential).
• Excellent knowledge and experience in the analysis and use of mapping and statistical software (e.g. GIS, Program R) (essential).
• Knowledge and experience of relevant field techniques such as carbon, forestry and biodiversity monitoring (essential).
• Good knowledge of the establishment and design of long-term monitoring projects (desirable).
• Knowledge of carbon, REDD+ or other payment for ecosystem service (PES) sectors (desirable).
• Knowledge of carbon auditing procedures (desirable).
• Experience of working internationally in varied cultures and countries (desirable).
Abilities and skills
• Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively as part of a small team (essential).
• Ability to work and deliver under time constraints (essential).
• Culturally sensitive and able to work with a wide range of individuals (essential).
• Able to work and travel independently (desirable).
• Good communication skills including an ability to translate technical information to a diverse range of audiences and deliver training to partners (desirable).
• Excellent written and spoken English (essential) and foreign language ability (desirable).
To apply, please send your full CV with a covering letter detailing why you are interested in the position, along with a statement of how your experience and skills relate to the JD and PS, to Debra Porter, HR Adviser.
Closing date: 9:00am on Monday 14 October 2019.
Expected interview date: w/c 28 October 2019.
Please note, the closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.
Interviews will be held at WLT's offices in Halesworth, Suffolk, although other arrangements may be made if attendance is not possible. Please indicate in your application if you are likely to be unavailable on any particular day during the week advised above.
All candidates should ensure that they fulfil the formal qualifications and requirements before applying. Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.
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