Senior Programme Officer

Senior Programme Officer

Type of offer:

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 personal details form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link below by Sunday 6th June. First stage phone screening will take place on the 15th and 16th June and video conference interviews will take place on the 30th June and 1st July. Please do not include a photo on your CV for blind shortlisting purposes.

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.  

WCMC is a UK charity that promotes for public benefit the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources worldwide. We do this by collecting, storing, processing, analysing, interpreting and sharing data that increase our knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and the conservation of nature. Good data are the foundation of informed decision-making and we work with many partners to help them develop their knowledge and capacity to make good decisions.

Please note that this 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the management of a portfolio of work related to the Programme’s priorities, with a focus on metrics, indicators, reporting frameworks and targets for impacts and dependencies on biodiversityand natural capital.
  • Ensuring that projects led by the Programme are well planned, deliveredto time, quality andbudgetin accordance with the Centre’s project management procedures,and uphold effective partnerships
  • Developing a portfolio of projects aimed at integrating biodiversity and natural capital into private sector and financial decision making,by workingacross the Centre and expanding engagement with companies and financial institutions.
Location: UK
Organization: UNEP-WCMC
Deadline: June 6, 2021
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