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Programme Officer (AD1251)

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
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 30/08/2021
Company Name UNEP - WCMC
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We are seeking an organised, proactive and adaptable individual to join the Centre as a Programme Officer. This role offers an exciting opportunity to provide technical leadership of an expanding portfolio of work on public and private decision-making in the marine and coastal environment. This includes our work in support of the Norwegian development cooperation in partner countries.

This role will involve assisting countries with mobilising and using biodiversity data for improved marine and coastal spatial planning and environmental management. It will also work towards strengthening regional and global ocean governance and supporting efforts to transition towards sustainable blue economies. You will have demonstrated knowledge of spatial environmental data and an understanding of its practical application within planning and regulation. The role will have a particular emphasis on marine and coastal environments.  A large part of the role will involve capacity development of different stakeholders, relationships management and partnerships building with national, regional and global initiatives. Effective communication skills will therefore be essential.

You will have proven ability to produce high quality outputs, tailored to the intended audience, and to proactively work with partners to assess needs and identify solutions. You will enjoy working as part of a high performing team that links national-level support to regional- and global-level solutions. If you have a genuine interest in strengthening environmental management in the public and private sectors through improved access to information and the necessary qualifications and skills to achieve this, we want to hear from you.

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. You will work with both public and private sectors and at national and global scales. 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.

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. We shortlist without using the personal information that you provide as part of the recruitment process. Therefore, please do not include a photograph in your cv or we may automatically reject your application.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can work at the interface between conservation and real-world development, 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 below by 30th August 2021. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 6th September 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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