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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 6 August 2018 Recruitment Completed

Regional Officer


Singapore, Singapore

1 October 2018
or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed-term - 2 years

Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific
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 general guidance and supervision of the Director of the Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific (D/RAP), the Regional Officer is responsible for assisting Members in Regions II (Asia) and V (South-West Pacific) for the enhancement of infrastructure and capacities of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs). In particular, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
(a) Assist Members in improving the capacities and visibility of their NMHSs, including developing national strategic plans, improving communication of societal and economic benefits of meteorological services, and in developing and implementing the WMO Programmes and projects at the regional and sub-regional levels;
(b) Develop and execute activities for mobilizing resources to enhance the level of externally funded projects and activities for Member countries in close cooperation with relevant technical and scientific departments;
(c) Promote and facilitate stakeholder engagement and liaise with regional, national, sub-national project partners to ensure effective implementation and coordination of project activities;
(d) Develop strategic partnerships with relevant institutions and organizations including the United Nations system, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies and organizations, leading to successful applications for funding;
(e) Maintain close liaison and undertake joint activities with regional offices of the United Nations agencies, intergovernmental institutions, regional economic groupings and other relevant institutions in connection with resource mobilization with a view to promoting the development of meteorology, hydrology and other related fields in support of socio-economic development in the region;
(f) Facilitate the communication and cooperation with the various departments/offices and other regional offices of the Organization to assist Members;
(g) Represent WMO at relevant meetings as appropriate;
(h) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Master's degree or equivalent in international development, climatology, meteorology, hydrology or closely related fields.

At least eight years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, development cooperation or related area. Experience writing project proposals in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), climate services, food security, natural resource aspects or climate information in decision-making. Experience in writing and revising technical documents and reports. Good knowledge of the programmes and activities of WMO and the mechanisms of funding agencies (United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union, etc.).

Other requirements
Demonstrated experience in project management, planning and coordinating. Strong sense of responsibility, maturity of judgement, and initiative. Good analytical and communication skills. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and 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.
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.

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

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 48944 (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 27 to 31 August 2018.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 9 July 2018

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