Ecosystem Services Officer, Environmental Markets – Fauna & Flora International


FFI is seeking an individual with a thorough understanding of and strong practical experience in ecosystem services valuation to support our developing work on ecosystem services valuation and assessment.  The successful applicant will have a strong background in economic valuation techniques, practical experience in implementing projects that capitalize on the emerging tools, technology (valuation methodologies, GIS) and markets for ecosystem services (water, carbon and others) in accordance with international best practice, and will have some familiarity with non-monetary valuation approaches. S/he will have an advanced degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline and substantial experience in a related role.


Under the management of the Ecosystem Services Specialist, the Ecosystem Services Officer will provide technical input and support on ecosystem services valuation and assessment to a range of biodiversity and ecosystem service projects within FFI and with partner organizations, including major international corporations. S/he will be responsible for coordination and technical input on FFI’s BATBP Aligned Programme project on Valuing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (VBES).


  • Relevant advanced (MSc or PhD) degree in environmental economics, ecosystem valuation, environmental markets/PES or other relevant field
  • An excellent understanding of, and experience in implementing economic valuation techniques, and of ecosystem services frameworks 
  • Three years’ experience of working on environmental issues, in particular ecosystem valuation and biodiversity conservation
  • A good understanding of other non-monetary approaches to ecosystem valuation, PES and environmental markets approaches
  • Ability to deal with challenges in a positive way
  • Committed to FFI’s mission 
  • Builds positive personal and organisational relationships 
  • A team player
  • Proven ability to develop and implement ecosystem valuation projects in the field
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills including efficient project planning, budgeting, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to provide technical advice to project staff, communicating clearly to those who may not have detailed technical knowledge of the area
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with partner organizations, including governments, national and local NGOs, community groups and businesses
  • Ability to organise and facilitate workshops
  • Excellent skills in writing reports, analyses, proposals and other materials 


Monday, April 15th 2013

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