Salary 2700-3000 Eur and other benefits
WCMC Europe is looking for a hands-on Administration Officer that will manage the smooth running of the day-to-day running of the organisation and support all administrative aspects.
WCMC Europe 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 Europe act with integrity, are transparent and expect applicants to share the same values.
The post holder will bring experience in general administration, support and coordination role between different service providers.
We will provide you with the challenge of working on high profile conservation projects, where your work really makes 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 Europe is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity; religion; faith or belief.
If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your general administration and organisational skills, we want to hear from you. Please send it together your CV and a short covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is 30/06/2021 and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis the last weeks of June and 12-16 July. Please note that this is a Brussels based role and the successful applicant will be expected to have all necessary work permits and reside within commuting distance of Brussels and in Belgium.
WCMC (Europe) asbl is a newly established partner organisation of WCMC - a UK-registered charity that works in collaboration with UNEP, and with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet. WCMC’s 100-strong international team are recognised leaders in their field and have unrivalled understanding of the institutional landscape surrounding biodiversity policy and ecosystem management.
Based in Brussels, Belgium, WCMC (Europe) is a not-for-profit that promotes for public benefit the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources worldwide. We do this by collecting, storing, processing, analysing, and sharing data that increase our knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and the conservation of nature. Good data are the foundation of informed decision-making and we work with many partners to help them develop their knowledge and capacity to make good decisions.
The Administration Officer will manage the smooth running of the day-to-day running of the organisation and support all administrative aspects of WCMC (Europe).
This will consist of all aspects of office management, including general administration, contractual support, liaison with IT support and facilities. The postholder will report directly to the Operations Manager and Project Portfolio Manager, ensuring necessary operations and processes are implemented and supporting the Project Portfolio Manager with project implementation, including in relation to budgeting, contracting and providing timely and accurate financial information and analyses. The Administration Officer will need to be flexible and willing to handle a range of tasks.
The postholder will be supported by the team in WCMC (Europe)’s UK partner organisation, WCMC, on administrative, contractual and financial matters, and they will be expected to build good relationships with the administrative and project teams in WCMC to ensure a seamless collaboration between the two organisations. The post holder will have extensive office administration experience and will be able to work autonomously with support from WCMC and in line with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
The key areas of responsibility of this post are to:
The post holder would undertake any other duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with the level of the post. The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable to variable demands of a recently established not-for-profit. They may be required to occasionally travel internationally on behalf of the organisation to liaise with partners in the United Kingdom.
Flexible, comfortable with processes including financial ones, detailed oriented, able to work well autonomously as part of a very small team located in Brussels, and remotely with the larger team of our partner organisation (UNEP-WCMC). Willing to work with very different colleagues when needed. A commitment and passion for helping others to succeed and achieve results through creating an enabling environment.
The successful applicant will be based in Brussels at the WCMC Europe offices, but may be required occasionally to travel internationally to fulfill the requirements of this position.