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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 6 September 2017 Recruitment Completed

Technical Coordinator (Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS)), CLPA/CLW


Geneva, Switzerland

1 November 2017
or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed-term - 2 years

Climate Prediction and Adaptation (CLPA) Branch
Climate and Water Department
WMO is committed to achieving diversity and a balanced workforce. Applications are welcome from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. 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.

Under the overall guidance of the Director, Climate and Water (CLW) Department, and the direct supervision of the Director, Climate Prediction and Adaptation (CLPA) Branch, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Coordinate WMO technical contributions to CREWS-funded and CREWS-related projects, with the primary responsibility for technical oversight of the projects;

(b) Liaise with WMO Member countries and regional centres through the WMO regional offices and divisions, and with the WMO global centres, to identify priorities, needs and opportunities for technical and scientific support;

(c) Coordinate technical inputs from WMO departments, programmes, national and regional services and centres, technical commissions and subsidiary bodies, and further coordinate these with CREWS partners (through the CREWS Joint Office), for project and work plan formulation and submission through the PCU to the Project Management Board (PMB) and to the CREWS Steering Committee;

(d) Provide technical oversight for WMO implementation of all technical components of assigned projects in coordination with the PCU and relevant WMO regional office(s), ensuring technical quality and adherence to WMO standard technical practices across projects, and identifying and engaging partner National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and WMO centres to provide support services to beneficiary countries with project funding, following guidance by relevant technical department staff and beneficiary NMHSs;

(e) Monitor and report on results achieved and lessons learned;

(f) Prepare documentation to assist the CREWS Secretariat and WMO PCU in preparing submissions and reports to donors, for meetings of WMO subsidiary bodies, and for outreach and other purposes;

(g) Support the mechanism for WMO contributions to the GFCS, ensuring alignment of CREWS-funded activities with the needs and priorities for climate services support identified by WMO regional associations and Members through WMO regional offices and divisions;

(h) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Master's degree or equivalent in environmental management, meteorology, hydrology, climatology, disaster risk management, geography, international development or a closely related field. A Ph.D or equivalent would be an advantage.

At least eight years of national and international progressively responsible experience in the design and management of projects and programmes relevant to the provision of climate services in developing countries. Demonstrated experience in project development, implementation and monitoring for the achievement of results. Proven experience in coordinating multiple-stakeholders for programme delivery and in organizing coordination and capacity development activities, particularly in developing countries, including missions, meetings and workshops. Technical experience in an operational environment of a meteorological, hydrological or environmental entity.

Other requirements
Good understanding of WMO programmes and activities and international organization processes. Experience with other United Nations organizations and International Finance Institutions. Excellent planning and managerial skills. Demonstrated responsibility, maturity of judgement and initiative. Excellent qualitative and quantitative skills in analysis, synthesis and computing. Excellent coordination, interpersonal and communication skills. Proven ability to draft and review documentation. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster team spirit.

Excellent knowledge of English. 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.
The position is funded from extrabudgetary resources and its renewal or extension depends on 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.

Annual net base salary on initial appointment is: US$ 69032

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 53500 (in addition to the net base salary)

The net base salary and post adjustment are subject to change without notice. In line with recent communications from the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) a decrease in the post adjustment is expected in the near future.
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. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of 23 to 27 October 2017.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 9 August 2017

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