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Project Manager – TRADE Hub (AD1050)

Science | Fixed term, full-time, Specialist Officer

Circa £28,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 2019-01-15

We are seeking a 5 year fixed term Project Manager to support the work of the Principal Investigator for a new 5-year capacity development project - GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment (TRADE) Hub project. We will provide you with the challenge of working on high profile conservation complex 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.

This position will provide administrative support to a new 5-year capacity development project - GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment (TRADE) Hub project. TRADE is a new programme coordinated by UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) that aims to enhance positive outcomes, and reduce impacts on nature and people, of local to global trade in wildlife, wild meat, and commodity trades around the world.  It is an ambitious, new five-year project funded by the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund, which will link to researchers in the UK, Brazil, Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Indonesia, China and several other countries. There will also be significant interaction with companies and finance institutions, trade rules bodies, scientific modellers and visualisation and technology experts.

TRADE aims to address these challenges through engagement with decision makers, undertaking cutting edge multidisciplinary research, and by developing capacity within research institutions. The project aims to generate decision-relevant evidence and feed it into key decision making processes in order to improve the sustainable development outcomes of trade. Also, to create impact and a legacy of improved capacity to continue to generate and use such information in the future. The project will be working across 44 partners in 8 core countries, with a global modelling and impact element involving business, investment bodies and trade rule agencies. 

Faced with the challenge of fully integrating research, capacity development, policy engagement and outreach components, the post-holder will be required to build mutual understanding and trust, taking time to develop strong relationships with colleagues across the partnership. This will demand skills and attitudes for respecting, valuing and drawing the best out of the expertise, knowledge and contribution of all partners. Sensitivity to different institutional and country systems and cultures, and setting clear, realistic expectations will be paramount, as will investment in regular communications and face-to-face meetings.

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 administration 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 15th January 2019

UNEP-WCMC is an equal opportunities employer. 

This is not a UN post.

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which works in collaboration with UN Environment, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC.  Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making.  Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.