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Assistant Programme Officer (AD 956)

Business and Biodiversity | Permanent, full-time, Associate Officer

£18,000 - £25,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 2017-03-27

WCMC are now seeking an Assistant Programme Officer to work with the Business and Biodiversity Programme. 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.

As Assistant Programme Officer, you will support the programme in the implementation of biodiversity projects in the area of environmental data and information delivery to the private sector and its influencers e.g. governments; corporate biodiversity assessment, mitigation approaches and drivers; spatial risk/threat analysis; and policy/regulatory frameworks for biodiversity impact mitigation. Reporting to a Programme Officer, you will provide technical support on biodiversity and ecosystem services to our numerous partners.

You will hold a postgraduate qualification (MSc or higher) in a field related to biodiversity or environmental management and will have a keen interest in working at the interface between business and biodiversity. You will have a demonstrated ability to produce high quality outputs with a focus on the intended audience. Furthermore, you will have an understanding of the essential characteristics of successful partnership-building and will be able to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively.

For more information, please visit www.unep-wcmc.org. To apply, please complete the application form and submit this along with a short covering letter and your CV to recruitment@unep-wcmc.org by the closing date of 27th March 2017. Interviews are expected to take place on the 13th April 2017.

Candidates should not a this is not a UN post and that only those eligible to work in the UK should apply.

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which works in collaboration with UN Environment, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC. Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making. Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.