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Senior Programme Officer (AD1007)

Business and Biodiversity | Permanent, full-time, Technical/Professional Management

£36,000 to £41,000 depending on skills and competencies

Closing date: 2018-06-03

We are looking for a motivated and technically experienced Senior Programme Officer to work in the Business and Biodiversity programme. The programme delivers high quality biodiversity and natural capital data and information into the heart of private sector decision-making, and in doing so aims to enable more effective conservation of biodiversity worldwide.

Your challenge is to develop and deliver technical projects and partnerships that support UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre’s strategy and business plan. A strategic thinker, you will have a proven track record in managing complex, multi-client projects, which will set you up to oversee UNEP-WCMC’s Proteus Partnership ( This innovative collaboration supports extractives companies in the understanding and effective mitigation of impact on biodiversity. You will have the strong relationship management skills necessary to drive the partnership forwards into a new phase.

As an experienced and qualified individual with a sound analytical background we will provide you with the opportunity to lead and manage projects to deliver strong outcomes. You will bring established credibility with the private sector and a track record of developing new ideas and securing funding. You will have a passion for, and experience in engaging constructively with the private sector to deliver positive social and environmental outcomes, based on sound science.  An outstanding collaborator with strong technical skills, you will be able to build on your existing networks and develop relationships to create new areas of work for UNEP-WCMC, guide the delivery of existing programmes and further the specialist knowledge base that underpins the organisation’s business engagement.

We will provide you with the chance to work with like-minded individuals, in an environment that supports your technical and personal skills development. The Centre staff are experienced and results-orientated, providing an excellent environment for you to develop the capacity of the team and contribute your own skills. 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 creativity, technical expertise and management capabilities, 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 3rd June 2018. Please note we retain the right to remove the advert prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

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.