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   SCIENTIFIC OFFICER (1957)

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VACANCY NOTICE NO: 1957
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 15 March 2016 Recruitment Completed
POST

Scientific Officer
GRADE

P4
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

15 June 2016
or as soon as possible thereafter
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Fixed-term - 2 years
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Marine and Ocean Meteorological Observations and Data Management Unit, WMO Observing Systems (OSD) Division
Observing and Information Systems Department
Applications from suitably qualified female and male candidates are equally welcome. The statutory retirement age after 1 January 2014 is 65. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Chief, WMO Observing Systems Division, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Support the Joint WMO/IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) Observations and Data Management Programme Areas and the Commission for Basic Systems (CBS) Open Programme Area Group on Integrated Observing Systems and their subsidiary bodies and rapporteurs in the implementation of their work programmes;

(b) Assist in the organization and running of sessions of working groups or equivalent, technical conferences, seminars and training workshops of the two Technical Commissions (JCOMM and CBS);

(c) Maintain liaison with other WMO Technical Commissions, WMO and co-sponsored Programmes, international organizations, and the JCOMM in situ Observations Programme Support Centre (JCOMMOPS) on marine meteorological and other appropriate oceanographic observations and related data management requirements matters;

(d) Evaluate the latest technical developments in areas related to marine meteorological and oceanographic observations and data management, and to prepare reports and documents concerning these developments, as required;

(e) Provide support to the development, implementation and operation of the WMO Integrated Observing System (WIGOS), including in particular on optimized design, planning, and evolution of global observing systems, and for assuring that the information content of the Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review tool (OSCAR) is kept accurate, and up to date;

(f) Maintain and enhance the relevant webpages on the WMO and JCOMM websites;

(g) Carry out any other relevant duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
A Master's degree or equivalent in physical oceanography or marine meteorology. A Ph.D. or equivalent would be an advantage.

Experience
At least eight years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in marine meteorological or oceanographic activities, including managing observing networks and systems, the required data exchange, design planning and evolution of observing systems, measurement technology, and the development of best/standard observing practices. Experience drafting, reviewing and publishing technical and scientific reports, documents and publications. Experience organizing and coordinating international scientific/technical conferences and meetings.

Other requirements
Familiarity with the Programmes and activities of WMO. Excellent planning and management skills. Ability to manage large technical projects of a complex nature. Ability to work independently or in a team. Sense of responsibility, maturity of judgment, initiative and originality of ideas. Excellent coordination, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Ability to foster team spirit, international cooperation and to work in a multicultural environment.

Languages
Excellent Knowledge of English or French and a good working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of other official languages of the Organization would be an advantage.

(Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)
The Secretary-General may appoint a candidate at a grade below the advertised grade of the post, with the possibility of promotion to that grade within three years of appointment, subject to satisfactory appraisal of performance.
Possibility of renewal subject to the availability of funds and pending satisfactory performance after an initial probationary period of one year which can be extended up to a maximum of two years.
SALARY, ALLOWANCES AND OTHER BENEFITS
Annual net base salary on initial appointment is: US$ 74130 for staff members with dependants
US$ 69032 for staff members without dependants
Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 59452 for staff members with dependants
US$ 55364 for staff members without dependants
This post adjustment, which is subject to change without notice, is paid in addition to the net base salary.
Additional Information:
Only applicants in whom WMO has a further interest will be contacted.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit a written assessment and/or an interview.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 16 February 2016

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