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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 2 August 2018 Recruitment Completed

Project Officer


Geneva, Switzerland

1 October 2018
or as soon as possible thereafter

Project post
One year

Office of Development Partnerships
Cabinet and External Relations 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 direct supervision of the Director of Development Partnerships, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
(a) Develop and engage in design and delivery of the WMO expert service approach, including contribution to developing the concept, methodology and implementation to enhance the "climate rationale" of climate finance institutions investments, (such as the Green Climate Fund);
(b) Coordinate the strategic engagement with the World Bank and other bilateral and multilateral partners, including the provision of WMO expert services on a cost-recovery basis and work closely with all relevant departments across the WMO Secretariat and the WMO partners;
(c) Support the Director of Development Partnerships in advocating and shaping a global hydromet alliance, in close collaboration with the World Bank in an effort to bring together international partners and NMHSs to commit to a more sustainable, scaled up and programmatic hydromet action;
(d) Contribute to scoping and developing a new financing vehicle related to the country-level infrastructure required to globally scale-up measurements of atmospheric greenhouse gases;
(e) Support the Director of Development Partnerships in managing the office and engagement with all internal and external stakeholders, including the support for the development of the WMO-internal cross-departmental team action plan to strengthen WMO development partnerships;
(f) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Master's degree or equivalent in environmental sciences, climatology, meteorology or a closely related field.

At least five years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience related to managing and use of weather, climate, water risks for sustainable development, climate mitigation and resilience decision-making. Solid experience in mobilizing climate finance resources as well as experience coordinating with Multilateral Development Banks and/or international climate finance institutions (such as the World Bank and the Green Climate Fund). Solid experience integrating climate screening or climate national approaches into operations of international climate or development finance institutions. Understanding of UNFCC processes would be an advantage.

Other requirements
Sense of responsibility, flexibility, maturity of judgement, initiative, originality of ideas and an ability to work independently and in a team. Proven ability to write reports and documents. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and analytical skills. Some knowledge of the activities of WMO and of other United Nations agencies. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and 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 limited to the duration of the project, which is for one year, and is funded from extrabudgetary resources. Renewal or extension of the position depends on the availability of funds and satisfactory performance after an initial probationary period of six months which can be extended if required.

Annual net base salary on initial appointment is: US$ 57379

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 46477 (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. The interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of 3 to 7 September 2018.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 5 July 2018

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