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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 20 September 2017 Recruitment Completed

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 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) Contribute to strengthening the coordination function of the Unit (management mechanisms, structures and practices);

(b) Support the enhancement of project reporting systems (e.g., using corporate information technology (IT) tools, preparation of quarterly project reports, organization of project management training across the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and commissioning of project evaluations);

(c) Support effective interactions between service providing offices and Project Managers;

(d) Support project management improvement processes;

(e) Compile and ensure the quality of quarterly PCU project highlights report;

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

(g) Monitor implementation of projects, and ensure timely and quality donor reporting;

(h) Instigate, promote and facilitate visibility initiatives for projects and project stories;

(i) Promote project management procedures, processes and tools, through sharing knowledge and information across departments in WMO;

(j) Liaise with all relevant staff on issues of relevance for effective project management;

(k) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

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

A minimum of five years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in technical cooperation and donor reporting, preferably in an international environment. Experience in developing project proposals, including familiarity with the logical framework approach and development of the logframe for projects. Experience preparing project budgets and monitoring and evaluation of project achievements. Excellent communicator and facilitator, with experience in national/regional dialogues and formulation processes.

Other requirements
Experience with the application of a project management methodology (e.g., Prince2) as well as in planning, monitoring and evaluation. Field experience as well as experience in setting up databases (using standard available software) would be an advantage. Proven ability to draft and review documentation. Good understanding of WMO programmes and activities and international organization processes. Experience with other United Nations organizations and international financial organizations. Excellent analytical, planning and managerial skills. Demonstrated responsibility, maturity of judgement and initiative. Excellent coordination, interpersonal and communication skills. 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$ 57379

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 44928 (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 6 to 10 November 2017.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 23 August 2017

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