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Associate Programme Officer (AD1043)

| Permanent, full-time, Associate Officer

£19,000 to £25,500 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 2019-03-10

We are looking for a highly motivated and technically experienced Associate Programme Officer to support the development and management of a wide range of projects in support of the centre’s strategy.  Supporting the team, you will ensure that projects are managed and delivered to the highest level of quality, and on time and budget.  We will provide you with the challenge of working on high profile conservation projects, where your work really makes a difference to the field of conservation in an area aligned to our strategic aims and broader global initiatives. 

Your key areas of responsibility will include providing technical, analytical and administrative support on a wide range of live and development projects, particularly relating to area based conservation, protected areas and oceans, undertaking background research, drafting reports and papers, producing communications materials and helping to organise and facilitate UK and international workshops and other events.  You will also have the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops and other specialist meetings on behalf of UNEP-WCMC both in the UK and internationally.  In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

You will hold a degree in biological sciences, geography, ecology, environmental sciences, economics, social sciences or a related discipline and will possess strong technical and analytical skills. You will also have great organisational, communications and planning skills. Commitment to producing high quality outputs is also an essential requirement.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your leadership, drive and teamwork, we want to hear from you.  To apply, please complete a WCMC application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter via the link below by 10th March 2019. Interviews are expected to take during the week commencing 18th March 2019.

Please note that this is not a UN post and we can only accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK.

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which supports the United Nations Environment Programme. We work in collaboration with UNEP, 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.