Programme Officer - Business and Biodiversity

Application Deadline: 
24 Jun 2018

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Job title: Programme Officer

Job reference: AD1024

Contract duration: Permanent, full-time

Salary: £25,500 to £32,000 depending on skills and competencies


We are seeking a dynamic, creative and responsive individual to join our Business and Biodiversity Programme as a Programme Officer. This role will work in close collaboration with other programmes at UNEP-WCMC to manage and implement new and existing projects supporting improved biodiversity management by business

Our team’s focus is on strengthening natural capital in private sector decision making. We enhance the evidence-base for biodiversity and natural capital’s importance to the private sector through horizon scanning and scenario modelling; threat and opportunity analysis; accounting approaches; and alongside corporate biodiversity and natural capital impact, risk and opportunity assessments.

Working with businesses and their influencers, you will support the development of tools, standards, methodologies and metrics, and technical advice for the private sector to integrate biodiversity and natural capital into business models and decision making. You will contribute to developing the capacity in UNEP-WCMC to work on private sector issues, represent the Centre externally, and manage projects to achieve impact.

You will have a demonstrated ability to produce high quality outputs with a focus on the intended audience. Furthermore, you will have an understanding of successful partnerships and will be able to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively. If you have a genuine interest in working at the interface between business and biodiversity and hold a postgraduate qualification (MSc or higher) in a field related to biodiversity or environmental economics we want to hear from you.

We will provide you with the challenge of working on high profile conservation projects with major global companies, where your work really makes a difference to the field of biodiversity conservation and natural capital. 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 business and biodiversity expertise we want to hear from you. Please follow this link to complete our application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter by the 24th June 2018.

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which works in collaboration with UN Environment, 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.