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Programme Administrator (AD1103)

| Permanent, full-time, Associate Officer

£20,000 to £26,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 2019-12-31

Please note this advert is for speculative applications. There is currently no live vacancy, however things can change very quickly and we are always on the look out for high quality administrators to join our organisation.

Join us at an exciting time of growth and change, in a crucial role within our organisation, as a Programme Administrator. We are looking for highly motivated and conscientious Administrators to work flexibly across programmes within the Centre. You will be responsible for providing dedicated administrative support to teams of technical staff  and assist with the implementation of a wide range of projects. You will be part of a team of Administrators forming a central administration hub, with functional guidance from our Business Analyst, to maintain effective administration processes and cross-programmatic consistency.

As a Programme Administrator, you will use your excellent organisational and administrative skills to support our project managers to effectively deliver the administrative aspects of their projects through:  compiling interim and final project reports, providing event management support, and maintaining and updating the Centre’s project management and Finance system, Deltek. In addition, the role involves supporting Programmes with resource planning, budget tracking, events organisation, responding to requests for information both internally and externally, maintaining computer filing, and general support to the Heads of Programme to support the organisation of the Programmes.

You will be computer literate, including excellent skills in Microsoft Excel, be flexible in approach and able to effectively manage multiple tasks and requests. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to use your initiative to make improvements. You will demonstrate a professional approach and be capable of developing an excellent understanding of the Centre’s policies and procedures.  Experience of working in a project-based organisation is strongly desirable and experience in organising workshops would be an advantage.

The Centre’s staff are passionate, experienced, ambitious and results-orientated, providing you with a brilliant opportunity to develop and contribute to your own skills. 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 motivation, commitment and ‘can-do’ attitude, we want to hear from you. Please note we are happy to consider people on a part time or full time basis for this role with a minimum of 22.5 hours per week. Please send your CV and a short covering letter by clicking through the link below.

Please note this is not a UN post and only open to those eligible to work in the UK. You must be able to evidence your right to work in the UK for this role. 

The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a global Centre of excellence on biodiversity. The Centre operates as a collaboration between UN Environment Programme and the UK registered charity WCMC. Together, we are confronting the global crisis facing nature. We do this through our unique position ensuring science, knowledge and insights shape global and national policy, and by collaborating with partners around the world to build capacity and create innovative solutions to environmental challenges. We use our position as respected custodians of powerful and trusted environmental data to create positive impact for people and nature.