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Associate Programme Officer (AD1068)

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location England (East Anglia)
Salary £20,000 to £26,000 depending on skills and experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 28/04/2019
Company Name UNEP - WCMC
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We are seeking an organised, analytical and adaptable individual to join our Business and Biodiversity Programme as Associate Programme Officer. This role will work in close collaboration with other programmes at UNEP-WCMC to implement new and existing projects supporting improved biodiversity management by business.

 Our team’s focus is on strengthening natural capital in private sector decision making. We enhance the evidence-base for biodiversity and natural capital’s importance to the private sector through horizon scanning and scenario modelling; threat and opportunity analysis; accounting approaches; and corporate biodiversity and natural capital impact, risk and opportunity assessments. Working with businesses and their influencers, for example governments and the finance sector, you will support the development of tools, standards, methodologies and metrics, and technical advice for the private sector to integrate biodiversity and natural capital into business models and decision making.

You will have a demonstrated ability to produce high quality outputs for a range of audiences. Furthermore, you will have an understanding of how to deliver credible scientific research and analysis to a meet the needs of a range of audiences. You will hold an undergraduate degree in a field related to biodiversity, environmental sustainability or environmental economics.

We will provide you with the opportunity to work on high impact projects, where your work really makes a difference to the field of conservation by helping address the impacts and dependencies of businesses on biodiversity and natural capital. 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.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can work at the interface between business 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 below by Sunday 28th April. First round telephone interviews are expected to take place on the 2nd and 3rd of May, with second round face-to-face interviews in the week of 13th May

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.

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