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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 19 September 2017 Recruitment Completed

Associate Project Coordination Officer, RMDP/DRA


Geneva, Switzerland

15 November 2017
or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed-term - 2 years

Office for Resource Mobilization and Development Partnerships (RMDP)
Development and Regional Activities 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, Office for Resource Mobilization and Development Partnerships (RMDP), and the direct supervision of the Head, Project Coordination Unit (H/PCU), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Support the PCU in all administrative matters pertaining to extra-budgetary projects assigned to the Unit, including:

arranging the establishment of projects in the finance system with the Budget Office;

raising requisitions, creating purchase orders;

processing internal and external communication (letters, memos, etc.) pertaining to projects;

working closely with the Finance Division on closing project accounts (payables) upon project completion;

(b) Maintain project folders up-to-date in ELIOS (the WMO electronic document management system);

(c) Support the PCU in organizing capacity development initiatives in the area of project management (e.g., training; awareness raising initiatives, outreach activities, etc.);

(d) Work closely with service providing offices to identify/address administrative, financial procedure application requirements and improvement needs;

(e) Work closely with the Senior Coordinator, Regional and Technical Integration on regionalization of projects;

(f) Work closely with the Budget Office and the Finance Division on project financial and budgetary matters (e.g., financial statements; creation of budget structure of project structure in Oracle, etc.);

(g) Ensure sharing of information with WMO staff as required;

(h) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

University degree or equivalent in public or business administration, management, economics, international relations or a closely related field.

A minimum of three years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in technical cooperation, or a relevant field, preferably in an international environment. Experience carrying out duties related to the administration of financial resources provided by donors. Excellent communicator and facilitator, with experience in national/regional dialogues and formulation processes.

Other requirements
Familiarity with the administrative rules and regulations of a public sector entity, preferably the United Nations; strong experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools (e.g., Oracle, iMIS, Umoja); experience working with Excel and standard database software; demonstrated responsibility, maturity of judgement and initiative; ability to work in a multi-cultural 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 extra-budgetary resources. Renewal or extension of the position depends on the availability of funds and 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$ 47803

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 37430 (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 30 October to 3 November 2017.

Date of issue of vacancy notice: 22 August 2017

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