AD1355 Senior Programme Officer

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Nature Based Solutions | Permanent, Full-time | GBP 38,000 to GBP 45,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience

The successful applicant for this senior position will play a leading role in the work of the large and growing team focused on the Centre’s Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Impact Area. This team (currently 22 people) is responsible for an ambitious portfolio of work on the role of nature in helping to address climate change and other societal challenges, which includes work on ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change (EbA), climate change mitigation and nature for health and well-being. You will be experienced and knowledgeable in at least one of these areas and have a history of successful project management and technical oversight of the work of others, as well as proposal development.

This position will give you the opportunity to work with other senior staff in the team to oversee our technical work, lead on development and implementation of innovative projects and shape the future direction of our work in these areas.

Our team works collaboratively to advance public and private sector use of nature-based solutions (NbS) to address sustainable development challenges, focusing particularly on climate
change mitigation, ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change (EbA) and nature for health and well-being. We synthesise existing knowledge and experience to support wider  understanding and appreciation of the multiple benefits that NbS can provide; recent examples include summarising evidence on the global potential of Nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation, a synthesis report on NbS for adaptation to support the Global Commission on Adaptation. Another key focus is developing and enhancing access to tools and knowledge to support NbS implementation. This has included developing a navigator to help practitioners and others access tools that can support EbA planning and implementation, and providing support on monitoring and evaluation for EbA. We also support development of legal, planning and policy frameworks that enable effective and scaled up implementation of NbS. This includes shaping new approaches and provided support to countries on safeguards and spatial planning for REDD+, supporting countries and others on integrated spatial planning for climate and nature, work on enhancing private sector uptake of NbS for infrastructure resilience, and new work on providing coordinated access to data from the multiple disciplines that are needed to support a One Health approach.

We work as one organisation. So, while our projects, partnerships and collaborations form the basis of the Nature-based Solutions team’s focal initiatives, they are delivered across the whole
Centre.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if a suitable applicant is found so please do not delay your application. We look forward to receiving your application.

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