Associate Programme Officer

Application Deadline: 
14 Jul 2019

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Job title: Associate Programme Officer (AD1084)

Role description: Associate Officer

Contract duration: Permanent, full-time

Salary: £20,000 to £26,000 depending on skills and experience

We are looking for a highly motivated and technically experienced Associate Programme Officer to support the development and management of projects relating to WCMC’s flagship data products – notably the World Database on Protected Areas, Protected Planet, and Ocean+. Supporting the team, you will ensure that projects are managed and delivered to the highest level of quality, and on time and budget. 

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.  Your key areas of responsibility will include providing technical, analytical and administrative support on a wide range of live and development projects, undertaking statistical and spatial analyses using R and GIS tools, background research, drafting reports and papers and producing communications materials.  You will also have the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops and other specialist meetings on behalf of UNEP-WCMC both in the UK and internationally.  In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

You will hold a degree in biodiversity informatics, biological sciences, geography, ecology, environmental sciences, economics, social sciences or a related discipline and will possess strong technical and analytical skills. You will also have great organisational, communications and planning skills. Commitment to producing high quality outputs is also an essential requirement.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your leadership, drive and teamwork, we want to hear from you.  To apply, please visit to complete a WCMC application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter by 14th July 2019.

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 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. We collaborate with the United Nations Environment within the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).