Senior Programme Officer

UNEP-WCMC

Cambridge
£37,000 - £50,000 depending on skills and experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.unep-wcmc.org recruitment@unep-wcmc.org

Reference: AD1145

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, carbon, climate & energy, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 8th March 2020  


We are looking for a motivated and technically experienced individual to join our Business and Biodiversity Programme as a Senior Programme Officer. This role will develop and lead a portfolio of work, supporting the integration of natural capital and biodiversity management by business and within financial decision making.

Our team’s focus is on strengthening natural capital in private sector and financial decision making. We enhance the evidence-base for biodiversity and natural capital’s importance through horizon scanning and scenario modelling; threat and opportunity analysis; accounting approaches; and corporate biodiversity and natural capital impact, risk and opportunity assessments. We predominantly work with the agri-business, finance, energy and mining sectors.

You will develop and oversee a portfolio of work within these sectors. While the precise scope of the portfolio will be flexible around the right candidate, our work on land-use finance, agri-business and deforestation risk associated with commodity trade is growing rapidly. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience in these areas.

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 and financial sectors 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 proven 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 motivating post where you can have an impact 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 on our website by Sunday 8th March. Face to face interviews will take place on the 24th and 25th March.

Please note that this is not a UN post and we can only accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK. 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.

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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