We believe in a world where biodiversity counts

Our dedicated team combines scientific excellence, outstanding technical ability and a passion for nature


We employ a team of around a hundred scientists and technicians, most of whom are educated to masters or doctorate level, together with a small, high-quality administrative team. We are constantly looking for talented people to join us, so if you think you would fit in and are eligible to work in the UK, please click on the live vacancies below and submit your application form, CV and covering letter.


Senior Web Developer (AD963)

We’re looking for a passionate, and experienced Ruby on Rails (RoR) Developer to join our team where you will have the opportunity to architect and deliver cutting edge applications that explain and explore the value of the world’s natural resources to governments, scientists and civil society.

If you not only want to work with the latest technologies, but also want to feel good and know that your code will help to make a difference to nature and the environment, this is your chance!

UI Designer (AD968)

We are currently seeking a creative UI Designer to join our in-house developer team and help build engaging web and mobile applications that are used around the globe to help protect the World’s biodiversity.

Our focus is creating high quality, innovative applications that support the collection, analysis and communication of critical biodiversity information.  Your designs will help canoeing scientists to map mangroves, governments across the world to unlock vast amounts of their environmental information, and the United Nations to keep our planet under review. 

Development Officer (AD987)

Do you have funding skills to help us in our mission for a more sustainable planet?

We are looking for a highly motivated and competent Development Officer to act as the Development team focal point for routine information and technical knowledge on external funding and funders.

Associate Programme Officer (AD977)

The Marine Programme is offering a 12 month Fixed Term Associate Programme Officer role. The purpose of the role is to support the delivery of projects focused on ocean-related spatial and numeric data analysis, including statistical analysis.

Associate Programme Officer (AD978)

The Marine Programme of the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is offering a 12 month Fixed term Associate Programme Officer role for a social scientist with a strong interest in the ocean. The oceans are a key element of global sustainability and this post is an exciting opportunity to consider the complex social and cultural challenges presented by the conservation and sustainable use of ocean resources. 

Associate Programme Officer (AD985)

We are looking for a highly motivated and technically experienced Associate Programme Officer to work in the Protected Areas Programme, to support the development and management of projects relating to WCMC’s flagship products – namely the World Database on Protected Areas and Protected Planet.

Internship Opportunity - Protected Areas Internship - ITN044

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic intern to join the Protected Areas Programme. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain experience in reviewing assessments on the effectiveness of management on protected areas.

Associate Programme Officer (AD 986)

We are seeking a dynamic, creative and responsive individual to join our Business and Biodiversity Programme as Associate Programme Officer. This role will work in close collaboration with other programmes at UNEP-WCMC to implement new and existing projects focussed on supporting improved biodiversity management by business.

Junior Designer (AD979)

Help design the way to a better environment

At UNEP-WCMC we are working on some of the World’s biggest environmental challenges. We need a passionate Junior Designer to join our team to help communicate our work to a global audience.