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Programme Officer (AD1246)

Business and Biodiversity | Permanent, full-time, Specialist Officer

£26,000 - £32,000 depending on experience

Closing date: 2021-07-21

We are seeking an organised, proactive and adaptable individual to join our growing Business and Biodiversity Programme as a Programme Officer. This role will work in close collaboration with other programmes at UNEP-WCMC to implement projects supporting improved biodiversity management by the private sector, with a focus on commodity trade and supply chains.

Our team’s focus is on strengthening the role of natural capital in private sector decision making. We work to change the business case for biodiversity management; deliver the knowledge, data, tools and approaches for mitigating impacts and restoring biodiversity; and ensure businesses and their influencers have the capacity to act. Our team works with partners around the world driving novel developments to enable assessments risks and materiality associated with a loss of natural capital and biodiversity.

This role responds to the need for greater application of this knowledge to understand and quantify the embodied impacts of trade and the associated supply chain risks. This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on high impact projects, supporting action by companies, governments and the finance community to address the impacts and dependencies of commodity supply chains on nature. Working with businesses, scientists and other stakeholders, you will support the development of tools and approaches and help build partnerships to integrate nature into private sector decision making.

You will be a capable project manager, able to understand and respond to the complexities of this field and with a demonstrated ability to deliver high quality outputs. A proven collaborator, you will be comfortable working and communicating with diverse stakeholders. In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

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 shortlist without using the personal information that you provide as part of the recruitment process. Therefore, please do not include a photograph in your cv or we may automatically reject your application.

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.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can work at the interface between the financial and business sectors and biodiversity, 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 on our website by 9am Wednesday 21st July. Face-to-face (remote) interviews are expected to take place 28th and 29th July.

Please note that this is a position with WCMC the UK-registered charity and is not a position working for the United Nations. It is a UK based role and the successful applicant will be expected to reside within commuting distance of Cambridge and within the UK. Some of our roles are eligible for visa sponsorship, providing the relevant sponsorship criteria are met.