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Research and Projects Coordinator (AD1003)

Science | Fixed term, full-time, Specialist Officer

£24,000 to £32,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 2018-02-26

We are seeking a full time Research and Projects Coordinator to support the Science Programme with Luc Hoffmann projects until the 30th June 2020. The successful candidate will be an employee of WCMC and will be based at the David Attenborough Building in Cambridge.

The Research and Projects Coordinator will support the research, implementation and monitoring of the Luc Hoffmann Institute Programme. A major task for this position will be the synthesis and analysis of emerging research areas and targeted topics. The post holder will provide relevant, well-researched briefs and notes supporting the Institute’s overall Programme and projects, and contribute to the Institute’s overall knowledge and understanding of research and policy areas relevant for its work.

This position will provide coordination support to ensure consistency in key areas of project management, monitoring, evaluation and learning. The post holder will work collaboratively with colleagues, especially the Head of Programme and Senior Programme Manager, and directly with project focal points and managers where relevant, and report to the Senior Programme Manager. Additionally, external engagement and development of relationships with individuals and institutions, organisations, NGOs, private sector firms, think tanks and research centres will be required.

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, 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.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your analysis and organisation 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 on our website by 26th February 2018. Interviews will be held on 16th March. Please note that this is not a UN post and we can only accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK

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.