Senior Programme Officer

33000.00 - 39000.00 GBP Annual + depending on skills and competencies
24 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a motivated and technically experienced Senior Programme Officer to work in the Business and Biodiversity programme. The programme aims to bring high quality biodiversity data and information into the heart of private sector decision-making, and in doing so aims to enable more, and more effective, conservation of biodiversity worldwide.

As Senior Programme Officer you will play a crucial role in developing and ensuring the robust and timely delivery of projects and partnerships that support UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre's strategy and business plan by. Specifically this role will oversee the management of UNEP-WCMC's key partnership with Proteus Partners ( ), a collaboration designed to support extractives industry companies in the understanding and effective mitigation of impact on biodiversity.

As an experienced, qualified and proven leader we will provide you with the opportunity to lead and manage projects to deliver strong outcomes. You will be a strategic and innovative thinker with an established credibility with the private sector and a track record of developing new ideas and securing funding. You will have a passion for, and strong experience in, engaging constructively with the private sector to deliver positive social and environmental outcomes, based on sound science. An outstanding collaborator with strong technical skills, you will be able to build on your existing networks and develop new 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, ambitious and results-orientated, providing an excellent environment to develop 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 challenging post where you can impress us with your creativity, technical expertise, project development, fundraising and partnership management capabilities, we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter via the button below below by 17 th July 2017.

Interviews will be held on either 21 st or 24 th July 2017.

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

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which supports the United Nations Environment Programme. We work in collaboration with UNEP, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC. Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making. Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.