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Senior Programme Officer - Ecosystem Assessments Portfolio (AD1136)

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual with a successful track record in managing high profile complex environmental projects who is keen to accept the challenge of managing an exciting multi-million-dollar portfolio of national ecosystem assessments in twelve countries across the globe.

This role provides the opportunity to guide and support countries through the processes of creating national ecosystem assessments knowing that such assessments will eventually help to underpin and improve national planning for the environment and sustainable development. You will have responsibility for oversight of all three projects within the portfolio, ensuring high standards of technical support to countries, project co-ordination, reporting and communications and managing a highly motivated team of staff.  Your work will ensure that the Centre’s high profile and competencies in ecosystem assessments are sustained.

You will be given the opportunity to work with multiple international partners and stakeholders, to represent the Centre at relevant conferences and meetings and to gain job satisfaction through the successful delivery of national ecosystem assessments.

You will have had at least five years’ experience in managing projects in an international context and a proven capacity to deliver work on time, on budget and on message. You will be able to show us that you are confident in engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, and have great communications and relationship management skills. You will be highly organised, capable of leading teams to success and be flexible and adaptive to changing circumstances and cultural differences.

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.

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.

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 send it together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link on our website by 23rd February 2020.

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 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.