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Programme Administrator (AD1213)

Science | Permanent, part-time,

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

Closing date: 2021-03-08

UNEP-WCMC is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to promoting, for public benefit, the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources worldwide. This position will provide administrative and coordination support to the Science Programme and its projects, encompassing a broad range of duties and skills. 

Join us at an exciting time of growth and change, in a crucial role within our Science Team, as a Programme Administrator. We are looking for a highly motivated and conscientious administrator to support the Science Programme within the Centre. You will be responsible for providing dedicated administrative support to a team of technical staff and assisting with the implementation of a wide range of projects. You will also work with Science’s Administrator and the team of administrators from around the Centre, forming a central administration hub. You will be supported by the Science Administrator, senior Science team members and by 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 provide extensive administrative support to projects and project staff within the programme and ensure project data accuracy and assist with delivery aspects. You will have experience in compiling interim and final project reports, in providing event management support, and maintaining and updating project management and finance systems. In addition, the role involves supporting the Science Programme to oversee its project forecast through plans and resource management analysis. Finally, you will seek to develop, support and implement projects to improve efficiency within your programme, liaising closely with the central functions of the organisation.

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 an excellent understanding of the Centre’s policies and procedures.  Experience of working in a project-based organisation and familiarity with resource, project planning and budgeting processes are essential; experience in mentoring junior staff is desirable. Please note the hours for this role are between 15-25 hours per week.

The Centre’s staff are passionate, experienced, ambitious and results-orientated, providing you with a brilliant opportunity to develop and contribute your own skills. In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

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 committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity; religion; faith or belief.

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.

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.

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 po.sitive impact for people and nature.

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 complete a WCMC application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter by clicking through the link below by 8th March 2021.