Associate Programme Officer - Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support

Application Deadline: 
22 Jul 2018

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Job title: Associate Programme Officer

Job reference: AD1030

Contract duration: Permanent, full-time

Salary: £19,000 to £25,500 depending on skills and experience


We are looking for a highly motivated and conscientious Associate Programme Officer to work in the Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support Programme.

The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the Centre’s work on ecosystem assessment including regional and national ecosystem assessments; biodiversity indicator development, implementation and communication at global, regional and national scales; the development of natural capital related approaches including ecosystem accounting; and the links of such tools with the development of national biodiversity strategies and multi-lateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and the integration of biodiversity into wider decision making for sustainable development.

Your key areas of responsibility will include providing technical, analytical and administrative support on a wide range of live and development projects, undertaking background research, drafting reports and papers, and helping to organise and facilitate UK and international capacity building workshops and other events.  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.

You will hold a degree in 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, we want to hear from you. Please follow the link to complete our application form and send this with a CV and covering letter to by 22nd July. Please note we reserve the right to take the advert down prior to this date if a suitable applicant is found, so please do not delay your application.

You should 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.