Associate Programme Officer

9th June 2020


Are you an ambitious environmental graduate looking to take your career to the next level with a global centre of excellence in biodiversity data, information and knowledge?  We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and conscientious person to join our team at UNEP-WCMC

Role title: Associate Programme Officer - Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support

Organisation: UNEP-WCMC

Closing Date: 28/06/2020

Role Location: Cambridge

Role Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and conscientious person to join our team at UNEP-WCMC where you will be working in the Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support Programme to help our team of experts deliver an exciting body of work focusing mainly on biodiversity indicators, ecosystem assessments,  and support for the global biodiversity related conventions.

You will be supporting project teams in delivering well written and succinct reports and scientific outputs by providing analysis and synthesis of data and information, including from published literature, databases and various multiple sources. You will be supporting the organisation of workshops or project events, contributing to the drafting, compilation, translation, proof reading and checking of publications, and responding to internal requests for technical information and analyses on behalf of the Programme.

You will have a degree in a relevant field such as biological sciences, geography, ecology, environmental sciences. You’ll be able to show us that you can critically review and synthesise scientific information, demonstrate strong analytical skills, communicate in both written and verbal ways to a variety of audiences, show strong attention to detail, and manage your time effectively.

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 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 impress us with your analytical skills, initiative and passion for 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 June 2020. Interviews are expected to take place within the week of 6th July 2020. Applicants must be able to evidence the right to work in the UK.

The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a global Centre of excellence on biodiversity. The Centre operates as a collaboration between UN Environment Programme and the UK registered charity WCMC.  Together, we are confronting the global crisis facing nature. We do this through our unique position ensuring science, knowledge and insights shape global and national policy, and by collaborating with partners around the world to build capacity and create innovative solutions to environmental challenges. We use our position as respected custodians of powerful and trusted environmental data to create positive impact for people and nature.

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