Opportunities for permanent roles in a range of business sectors

Programme Officer

We are seeking an organised, proactive and adaptable individual to join our Business and Biodiversity Programme as Programme Officer. This role will work in close collaboration with other programmes at UNEP-WCMC to implement new and existing projects supporting the integration of natural capital and improved biodiversity measurement by business and within financial decision making.

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 corporate biodiversity and natural capital impact, risk and opportunity assessments.

Working with businesses and their influencers, for example governments and the finance sector, you will develop a growing area of work on natural capital and corporate measurement of biodiversity. You will be a capable project manager, able to work flexibly in response to external developments within the private sector, and have a demonstrated ability to produce high quality outputs for a range of audiences. Furthermore, you will have an understanding of how to deliver credible scientific research and analysis to a meet the needs of a range of audiences. You will hold an undergraduate degree in a field related to biodiversity, environmental sustainability or environmental economics.

We will provide you with the opportunity to work on high impact projects, where your work really makes a difference to the field of conservation by helping address the impacts and dependencies of businesses on biodiversity 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 work at the interface between business and biodiversity, we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link here: https://www.unep-wcmc.org/vacancies/programme-officer-ad1117 by Sunday 24th November.

Phone interviews are expected to take place on the 2nd and 3rd December with face to face interviews on the 12th and 13th December.

Please note that this is not a UN post and we can only accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK. WCMC attaches great importance to addressing safeguarding and ethical considerations in all activities carried out by its staff, including where partner organisations or individuals are part of the delivery of our work. This includes children and vulnerable adults in the community who may be vulnerable to abuse. WCMC act with integrity, are transparent and expect applicants to share the same values.

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).