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 biodiversity valuation by business and within financial decision making.
Programme Officer - Environmental Economics (AD1144)
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 the economics of biodiversity and ecosystems. 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 economic research and analysis to a meet the needs of a range of audiences. You will hold an undergraduate degree in a field related to 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 on our website by Sunday 23rd February. Phone interviews are expected to take place on the 3rd and 4th March with face to face interviews on the 11th and 12th March.
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.
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.