Development Officer, UNEP-WCMC

Application Deadline: 
16 Oct 2017

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Job title: Development Officer (Technical/Professional Officer with the Directorate Programme)

Job reference: AD987

Contract duration: Permanent, full-time

Salary: £32,000 to £36,000 depending on skills and experience


Do you have funding skills to help us in our mission for a more sustainable planet?

We are looking for a highly motivated and competent Development Officer to act as the Development team focal point for routine information and technical knowledge on external funding and funders.

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre strives for a sustainable world for biodiversity and people.  Based in Cambridge, UK, we’ve worked with a wide range of project partners to turn data and knowledge into insights for global decision makers for nearly 40 years.

Your challenge is to research international funding opportunities, match them to our strategic priorities and work with colleagues to create high quality, innovative and compelling project funding proposals.  You will be a proficient intelligence gatherer with a forensic eye for detail and have experience of the international funding landscape.  You’ll be able to spot opportunities, prospective partners and emerging trends. 

You’ll enjoy working with our international team of experts drawn from 21 nationalities.  Our latest staff survey shows that over 90% believe that working at UNEP-WCMC provides exposure to interesting people and new ideas. 

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The deadline for submitting your CV and application form is 16th October 2017.

It is anticipated that interviews for this position will be held on 23rd and 24th October.


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


The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre strives for a sustainable world for biodiversity and people. The Centre works towards this vision by providing strategic leadership, technical expertise, and project support to increase capacity and inspire decision makers to manage biodiversity and ecosystem services for people and the planet. The Centre has close relationships with the UN system and other partners in the public and private sector, which combines with the Centre’s extensive understanding of science and policy to produce knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services that makes a world of difference.