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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 27 March 2019 Vacancy Notice Cancelled

Call for candidates


Geneva, Switzerland

1 May 2019
or as soon as possible thereafter


World Weather Research Programme
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.

WWRP aims to bring science to services, and for this purpose, the most enduring need of all societies is for reliable and timely information on the weather and climate. Technology and communication can serve societies' needs. The expansion of mobile phone subscriptions in developing countries could soon erase a substantial portion of the digital divide between rich and poor. The gap between information and impact on society can be reduced if we think creatively about ways to expand communication and outreach circles and pathways.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of WWRP, the incumbent will be requested to work on selected aspects of the projects, which will include some or a combination of the following:

1. Assist in the development and implementation of communication strategies in the WWRP;

2. Support organization of activities and coordination meetings within the WWRP, and assist in publications, pamphlets, newsletters, website development and any other outreach materials;

3. Establish or enhance communication between different groups in research as well as in WMO;

4. Collaborate and maintain regular communication with the relevant Project Manager and other stakeholders to achieve the goals of WWRP projects, including facilitating interactions between the scientific and user community and in collaboration with the AMCOMET Secretariat and WMO Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa;

5. Attend project workshops, training events and/or meetings during the lifetime of relevant projects, as needed;

6. Carry out other relevant duties as required.

A Master's degree or higher in social and economic sciences (and/or environmental science, meteorology or equivalent).

At least five years of experience working in developing or implementing socio-economic, technical or scientific aspects related to communication and outreach. Exposure to coordination of international projects will be an advantage.

Other requirements
Good communication skills, as well as desire and ability to work effectively in an environment with diverse cultural backgrounds. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Willingness and capacity to undertake travel. Excellent command (written and oral) of the English language.

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 contract is limited to one year. Salary level will be commensurate with deliverables and experience.
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.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 27 February 2019

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