IWC Programme Officer; International Whaling Commission

Job Title: 
IWC Programme Officer
Job Location: 
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Full-Time position (37.5 hours per week) on a fixed term basis for a period of two years with potential for extension subject to funding
£26,463 - £30,839
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

The IWC is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Programme Officer to support the development and implementation of IWC Work Programmes. The postholder will work across a range of cetacean conservation and welfare topic areas (for example underwater noise, whale watching, ship strikes, and marine debris) and take the lead on projects of particular interest. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual to gain experience in an intergovernmental environment.

The successful applicant will have a university degree or equivalent professional experience in a relevant discipline such as Environmental Science, Conservation or Zoology and knowledge of marine conservation and management issues and policies. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to engage with stakeholders from many fields and diverse cultural backgrounds. The postholder will have a high level of organisational skills and be fluent in English.

This post is advertised as a Full-Time position (37.5 hours per week) on a fixed term basis for a period of two years with potential for extension subject to funding. The starting salary for the role will be between £26,463 and £30,839. A secondment arrangement could also be considered for the successful candidate. The position will be based at the IWC Secretariat Headquarters in Impington, Cambridge. We welcome applications from overseas candidates.

To apply for this post please send a CV and covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification to secretariat [at] by 5pm GMT on Friday 3rd January.  For further information see For an informal conversation about this position please contact sarah.smith [at]  

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