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Capacity and Network Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique partnership between leaders in biodiversity conservation research, education, policy and practice from six founding University Departments (Zoology, Plant Sciences, Geography, Land Economy, Cambridge Judge Business School and Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and nine internationally renowned Cambridge-based conservation organisations (BirdLife International, British Trust for Ornithology, Cambridge Conservation Forum, Fauna & Flora International, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, RSPB, Traffic International, Tropical Biological Association and the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre). CCI aims to transform international biodiversity conservation by catalysing strategic partnerships between leaders in research, education, policy and practice.

One of the priority areas of collaboration within CCI's Five Year Plan is to focus on the restoration of ecosystems and landscapes for the benefit of biodiversity. To this end, and thanks to the generosity of Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, CCI has created the Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP). This programme manages a series of large-scale, multi-million-pound landscape restoration projects that combine research, practice and policy change across Europe. The ELP is a major expansion of CCI's ability to deliver its collaborative international agenda to understand and conserve biodiversity.

The Capacity and Network Coordinator is responsible for the strategic development of the ELP's network and capacity building activities, leading on the identification of capacity-building needs, and coordinating the design of tools and actions to support this. The role holder will be tasked with coordinating and strengthening a network of engaged grantees and alumni, to ensure the success of the programme and the building of an active and dynamic system for more effective landscape restoration.

Educated to degree level in a relevant subject (e.g., natural science, social science, or education), you should have significant experience related to capacity-building and network development. To be successful in this role, you will need strong interpersonal skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders. Excellent organisational skills are essential in this role, alongside strong presentation and writing skills. You will need to be proficient in the use of MS Office and feel confident in using social networking tools and video conferencing software.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 1 March 2021.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2027 in the first instance.

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