Programme Officer (AD1315)

The annual migration of the Sandhill Cranes through central Nesbraska. They spend a few weeks feeding in the nearby corn fields before heading north to their nesting grounds. Over half a million cranes pass through the protected area of the Platte River which is managed by the Crane Trust. At sunset the cranes arrive to roost overnight on sand bars in the shallow water of the river. Their shapes are sihouetted in the water.

Policy | Permanent, Full-time | £27,000 to £32,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience

Thank you for your interest in the role of Programme Officer within the Policy team at UNEP-WCMC.

We are seeking a Programme Officer to take on a key role in the implementation of UNEP-WCMC’s innovative projects supporting governments to develop and use biodiversity-related tools and policies, as well as in engaging in related processes.  We are looking for an intelligent, highly competent and organised individual with an enthusiasm for and commitment to finding solutions to global biodiversity challenges. As part of the policy team, the Programme Officer will lead a portfolio of projects and engage with national governments, intergovernmental agencies, and other stakeholders in the context of global biodiversity processes and conventions, in support of UNEP-WCMC’s strategic objectives. Part of that role will also include managing and contributing to projects in the UNEP-WCMC nature indicators focal initiative, which supports intergovernmental processes in developing and using biodiversity indicators, building capacity for their adoption, and promoting their effective use


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