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Events Officer (AD1134)

Directorate | Fixed term, full-time, Technical/Professional Officer

£26,000 to £32,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 2019-12-15

2020 has been billed as the “super year” for biodiversity, with many significant international meetings that will decide on conservation policy for the next ten years – particularly the IUCN World Conservation Congress (June, France), UN Biodiversity Conference (China, October), but also including the UN Ocean Conference (June, Portugal) & UN Climate Conference (UK, November).

UNEP-WCMC intends to have a high profile and impactful input to these meetings, and is seeking an Events Officer to coordinate engagement in these meetings in collaboration with technical, communications and administrative staff.

We are looking for a highly competent individual with a commitment to biodiversity conservation that brings excellent interpersonal and organisation skills, with Chinese and French language skills a distinct bonus. The Events Officer will be responsible for a wide range of tasks, ensuring that UNEP-WCMC at these events is planned to perfection and runs smoothly.  They will support internal coordination, logistics and liaison with conference organisers, fundraising, communications and preparation of promotional products.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and inter-personal skills and a willingness to take on new challenges.  They will have a strong attention to detail and be skilled in supporting and coordinating the production of outputs, such as communications materials, development proposals or policy documents.  They will be able to work under pressure and on multiple projects as part of a team.

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. In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your organisational flair we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link below by 15th December 2019.

Please note this is a 15 month fixed term role. We plan to shortlist prior to the Christmas break with a view to interviews taking place in early 2020.

WCMC attaches great importance to addressing safeguarding and ethical considerations in all activities carried out by its staff, including where partner organisations or individuals are part of the delivery of our work. This includes children and vulnerable adults in the community who may be vulnerable to abuse. WCMC act with integrity, are transparent and expect applicants to share the same values.

WCMC is a UK charity that promotes for public benefit the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources worldwide. We do this by collecting, storing, processing, analysing, interpreting and sharing data that increase our knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and the conservation of nature. Good data are the foundation of informed decision-making and we work with many partners to help them develop their knowledge and capacity to make good decisions. We collaborate with the United Nations Environment within the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).