We are looking for a confident, experienced and policy-literate Programme Officer to work in our Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support Programme who is able to make an immediate and significant contribution to our engagement with intergovernmental processes relevant to biodiversity and ecosystem services.
This role provides the opportunity to work at the science–policy interface providing support for international policy processes during a particularly busy and exciting year for biodiversity when a new post 2020 global biodiversity framework will be negotiated. Your work will help to raise the profile of the Centre to put knowledge at the heart of decision making.
You will be given the opportunity to represent the Centre at relevant conferences and workshops, both within the UK and internationally, build relationships with government representatives from around the world and will gain job satisfaction through the successful delivery of important publications, reports and other information outputs.
You will be able to show us that you understand the challenges, constraints and opportunities of global and national policy development processes and can apply these to understanding and responding to the needs of Parties to multi-lateral environmental agreements. You will also be a capable project manager, able to work rapidly and flexibly in response to developments in the external world.
We will provide you with the chance to work with like-minded individuals, in an environment that supports your technical and personal skills development where you will work on high profile projects which really make a difference to the field of conservation in an area aligned to our strategic aims and broader global initiatives. 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 insights into policy and intergovernmental processes, we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form and personal details form and send together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link on our website Here by 15th June 2021. Please note that this is a UK based role and the successful applicant will be expected to reside within commuting distance of Cambridge and within the UK. Some of our roles are eligible for visa sponsorship, providing the relevant sponsorship criteria are met.
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The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a global Centre of excellence on biodiversity. The Centre operates as a collaboration between UN Environment Programme and the UK registered charity WCMC. Together, we are confronting the global crisis facing nature. We do this through our unique position ensuring science, knowledge and insights shape global and national policy, and by collaborating with partners around the world to build capacity and create innovative solutions to environmental challenges. We use our position as respected custodians of powerful and trusted environmental data to create positive impact for people and nature.