INTERNSHIP (INTERNSHIP/2019/IPCC 1)

24 May 2019
 
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VACANCY NOTICE NO: INTERNSHIP/2019/IPCC 1
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 3 April 2019 Under Recruitment
POST

Internship
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

15 May 2019
or as soon as possible thereafter
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Internship
6-months
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Science Officer in consultation with the Technical Support Unit of Working Group I which deals with The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change; Working Group II which deals with Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability; Working Group III which deals with Mitigation of Climate Change and of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

- Prepare questionnaires on Government, Stakeholder and NGO priority scientific areas to be considered for the next assessment reports of the sixth assessment cycle;

- Participate in communications to IPCC Focal Points and contribute to the preparation of documentation and meeting reports for Plenary sessions, Bureau sessions and Executive Committee meetings;

- Provide administrative and Scientific technical support;

- Prepare PowerPoint presentations in support to IPCC activities;

- Assist with the IPCC Scholarship programme.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Diploma in Climate Science, or related sciences. A degree in meteorology, climatology, geography, management, economics, international relations or development studies would be an advantage.

Experience
Some years of experience in the scientific fields related to climate change (observations of different parameters and different domains (terrestrial, oceans, ...), modeling, detection studies and attribution of climate change, sectoral impact studies, areas of climatology, meteorology, hydrology and/or climate services for early warning systems, economic sector concerned with disaster risk reduction, such as risk analysis of decision-making (eg management agriculture, water resources, infrastructure and planning), risk management and/or risk financing and risk transfer (insurance / reinsurance). Knowledge of the social aspects of climate change and the relationship with industry, including the private sector is desirable.

Other requirements
Demonstrated ability to work with standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Google Apps (email, calendar, sites, etc.). Working knowledge of databases and updating web pages. Ability to write well-structured reports and presentations. Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a dynamic environment.

Languages
Excellent knowledge of English or French (spoken and written) and good working knowledge of the other language. 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.
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.

CVs of qualified internship applicants who are not selected for a vacancy will generally be kept in a roster for two years.
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