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Programme Officer

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Cambridge
Salary Additional Information £26,000 - £32,000 depending on experience
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 28/06/2021
Company Name UNEP - WCMC
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We are seeking a Programme Officer to join our National Ecosystem Assessment Initiative to help deliver an exciting and rapidly growing body of work supporting countries undertake national ecosystem assessments, through capacity building, knowledge sharing and networking.

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.

You’ll principally be supporting our multi-million dollar portfolio of national ecosystem assessments in fourteen countries across the globe, contributing to the Centre’s work on building national capacities to integrate the full value of nature into decision-making, in a way that creates synergies across global biodiversity conventions and across policy sectors. You will provide technical insights and knowledge to these and other related areas of work; lead projects to deliver high quality agreed outputs for a range of stakeholders; prepare technical reports, convene, organise and facilitate meetings with project beneficiaries; identify new project opportunities and represent the Centre at conferences and meetings with international partners.

You will have more than three years’ experience working in an international context on biodiversity and ecosystem services related project, and leading specific project components/outputs on time, budget and message. You will be able to show a willingness to take on new challenges and acquire new knowledge, and to articulate clearly your knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It’s important that you are an excellent writer with an eye for detail, a confident and engaging verbal communicator, and be skilled at steering and facilitating meetings towards the desired outputs and outcomes for the Centre.

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 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.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your scientific writing and communication and outreach skills, we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form, personal details form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link on our website below by 28th June 2021. 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.

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