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 a hundred scientists and technicians, most of whom are educated to masters or doctorate level, together with a small, high-quality administrative team to support the UNEP-WCMC collaboration. WCMC is constantly looking for talented people to join their team, so if you think you would fit in and are eligible to work in the UK, please click on the link to WCMC vacancies below.


Front-end Developer (AD1101)

At UNEP-WCMC we’re building web applications to help save the planet.

We’re a close-knit team of passionate developers, UX/UI designers and product managers putting our skills towards a mission to tackle one of the biggest problems of our time - the massive loss of biodiversity and habitat destruction that’s pushing the planet to the brink of the 6th mass extinction.

Programme Officer - IPBES (AD1103)

We are looking for a skilled and highly organised individual, committed, confident and capable of leading projects and managing staff, to join the team for 18 months. The post holder should have excellent written skills, be able to synthesize technical information for policy-makers and be capable of delivering high quality outputs. We anticipate an individual with the ability to draw on their existing experience to be able to make an immediate and significant contribution to the work of UNEP-WCMC.

Programme Officer (AD1106)

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.

Project Coordinator (AD1099)

Under the guidance of the Senior Programme Manager and in close collaboration with other team members and collaborators, the Project Coordinator will ensure the effective delivery of multiple projects as well the overall cohesiveness of the programme to support the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s strategy and within the World Conservation Monitoring Centre Science collaboration.

Associate Programme Officer (AD1100)

We are seeking a motivated, conscientious and technically credible individual to join our Species Programme as an Associate Programme Officer. This role will support the delivery of UNEP-WCMC’s suite of projects focussed on tackling one of the main drivers of species loss – overexploitation – and will help contribute to global efforts to ensure that international trade in wildlife and timber is well-regulated, legal and sustainable.