£26,000 - £32,000 depending on experience
Closing date: 2021-03-18
We are seeking a Programme Officer to join our Ecosystem Assessments and Policy Support Programme to help deliver an exciting and rapidly growing body of work focusing mainly on ecosystem assessments, biodiversity indicators and support for the global biodiversity related conventions.
You’ll principally be supporting our multi-million dollar portfolio of national ecosystem assessments in twelve countries across the globe, contributing to the Centre’s work on biodiversity indicators which is essential to the preparations for and implementation of the post 2020 biodiversity framework and helping to support countries on biodiversity planning in a way that creates synergies across global biodiversity conventions and across policy sectors. You will provide technical insights and knowledge to these and other related areas of work; lead projects to deliver high quality agreed outputs for a range of stakeholders; prepare technical reports, convene, organise and facilitate meetings with project beneficiaries;, identify new project opportunities and represent the Centre at conferences and meetings with international partners.
You will have had a minimum of three years’ experience of work on a variety of biodiversity projects with international relevance which have had impact on at a variety of scales, and a proven capacity to deliver work on time, on budget and on message. You will be able to show a willingness to take on new challenges and acquire new knowledge, and to articulate clearly your knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It’s important that you are an excellent writer with an eye for detail, a confident and engaging verbal communicator, and be skilled at steering and facilitating meetings towards the desired outputs and outcomes for the Centre.
We will provide you with the chance to work with like-minded individuals, in an environment that supports your technical and personal skills development where you will work on high profile projects which really make 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 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.
If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your scientific writing and communication and outreach skills, 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 18th March 2021. UNEP-WCMC is an equal opportunities employer. This is not a UN post. Applicants must be able to evidence the right to work in the UK.
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.