We believe in a world where biodiversity counts

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


WCMC employs a team of around 170 scientists, technicians and high quality support staff, most of whom are educated to masters or doctorate level.

We are constantly looking for talented people to join the team based in Cambridge in the UK, and if you think you can help us to deliver real and lasting impact, please visit the links to WCMC vacancies below.

Programme Officer (AD1204C)

We are seeking a Programme Officer to join our National Ecosystem Assessment Initiative to help deliver an exciting and rapidly growing body of work supporting countries undertake national ecosystem assessments, through capacity building, knowledge sharing and networking.

Programme Officer (AD1236)

We are looking for a technically competent, conscientious and motivated Programme Officer to work in our Climate Change and Biodiversity Programme.  The Programme aims to provide authoritative information to support decision-making at the intersection of climate change and biodiversity conservation policies.  The Programme’s work covers the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, the impacts of climate policy on biodiversity, and the role of ecosystems in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Internship Opportunity - Communications Intern, Trade Hub/DCP (ITN091)

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre works with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet. This position will encompass the development of strategic communications and branding material for two impact-oriented projects coordinated by UNEP-WCMC: the Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) and Trade, Development and the Environment (TRADE) Hub project – both funded by the Global Challenges Research Programme of the UK Government.

Internship Opportunity - Marketing Intern (ITN092)

We are currently recruiting for a Digital Marketing intern to join our Development and Communications team to support our efforts in developing the Centre’s marketing initiatives. The internship will focus on many exciting new projects that are reaching a critical juncture including new ways to convey the Centre’s thought leadership and our approach to prospecting and lead generation.

Senior Programme Officer (AD1243)

We are looking for a motivated and technically experienced individual to join our Business and Biodiversity Programme as a Senior Programme Officer. This role will develop and lead a portfolio of work, with a likely focus on measuring and valuing the impacts and dependencies of business and the finance sector on natural capital and biodiversity.

Environmental Law Specialist (AD1229)

We are seeking an accomplished Environmental Law specialist who is highly motivated to apply their legal and policy expertise to global efforts to conserve, manage and restore biodiversity. Expertise in biodiversity-related conventions and agreements, as well as wider regulatory frameworks aiming at reducing overexploitation of nature and transitioning to deforestation-free supply chains are particularly relevant to this role. The focus of this post will be to contribute environmental law expertise, insights and analysis to the delivery of UNEP-WCMC’s suite of projects providing biodiversity knowledge to decision-makers.

Programme Administrator (AD1241)

Join us at an exciting time of growth and change, in a crucial role within our organisation, as a Programme Administrator. We are always looking for highly motivated and conscientious Administrators to join our team and work flexibly across programmes within the Centre. You will be responsible for providing extensive administrative support to a team of technical staff and assist with the implementation of a wide range of projects.  A truly fantastic opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills within various thematic areas of conservation, learning from world class experts in this field, helping to improve the profile of our work. You will be part of a new team of Administrators forming a central administration hub, to maintain effective administration processes and cross-programmatic consistency.