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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 18 March 2019 Recruitment Completed

Scientific Officer, AER/ARE/RES


Geneva, Switzerland

1 June 2019
or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed-term - 2 years

Atmospheric Environment Research Division, Atmospheric Research and Environment Branch,
Research 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 supervision of the Chief of the Atmospheric Environment Research (AER) Division, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Keep abreast of developments in and new requirements for, the observations and modelling of the chemical composition and physical characteristics of the atmosphere, especially of those related to stratospheric ozone, atmospheric radiation and water vapour for the implementation of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme, working closely with the relevant GAW and the other groups within the research department;

(b) Support the Rolling Review of Requirements and WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) activities within the GAW Programme and keep abreast with the development of the observational capabilities, including the satellite measurement of the atmospheric chemical composition;

(c) Coordinate the GAW observational network for total ozone and Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, including quality assurance activities;

(d) Assist in the organization of appropriate expert meetings, symposia, conferences, training workshops and other activities relevant to GAW, in particular in support of Ozone Assessments as required by the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol;

(e) Coordinate the implementation of the federated data management and the Near Real-Time (NRT) data exchange in GAW, working in collaboration with the GAW data centres, GAW Station Information System (GAWSIS) and the WMO Information System (WIS);

(f) Coordinate preparation of and contribute to relevant bulletins, correspondence and technical documents;

(g) Act as WMO/GAW focal point for collaboration with relevant international organizations and research projects as required;

(h) Develop GAW products and services and enhance ties to user communities;

(i) Provide Secretariat support for relevant constituent bodies and other relevant groups of WMO;

(j) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

A Master's degree or equivalent in atmospheric chemistry, physics, geophysics, meteorology, or a closely related field. A Ph.D. or equivalent in atmospheric sciences would be an advantage.

At least eight years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in atmospheric chemistry research, observations and analysis, stratospheric ozone, atmospheric radiation, chemical transformations, atmospheric composition and weather/climate relation and exchange processes. Solid experience coordinating international scientific/technical activities or projects. Experience organizing meetings as well as writing and revising technical reports.

Other requirements
Demonstrated skills in coordination of international activities in ozone, atmospheric radiation or water vapour. Good knowledge of observational platforms, including satellite. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Sense of responsibility, maturity of judgement, initiative, originality of ideas, ability to plan, organize and implement international programme components and projects. Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and 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$ 72637

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 49175 (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 15 to 19 April 2019.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 18 February 2019

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