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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 1 May 2019 Recruitment Completed

Head, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, CER


Geneva, Switzerland

1 July 2019
or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed-term - 2 years

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 the overall guidance of the Director, Cabinet and External Relations (CER) Department, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Management and coordination of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) cycle

- Lead the implementation and continued improvement of the WMO M&E system, including design of Key Performance Indicators and other metrics, the establishment of baselines and targets as well as the formulation of deliverables;
- Manage and coordinate WMO monitoring data collection, develop relevant methodologies, tools and data verification techniques, ensure the generation, collection, analysis and use of gender-disaggregated data;
- Derive regularly evidence-based data and information from the WMO M&E system, conduct analysis, and prepare regular reports on performance;
- Support the Executive Management with the development of the WMO Strategic Plan, the Operating Plan and annual reports as relates to performance measurement;
- Develop relevant policies and regulations, monitor their implementation and advise on strategies and enabling mechanisms for their effective implementation; provide guidance and support to the WMO Secretariat's senior management;
- Monitor and report to Executive Management on risks managed at the level of the Operating Plan;
- Provide support to the Executive Council, the EC Policy Advisory Committee and other bodies, as appropriate, on the design and implementation of the WMO Operating Plan and the WMO M&E System;
- Act as the WMO Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Point; represent the Organization at relevant United Nations meetings and fora, as assigned;
- Exchange information with focal points from other United Nations entities and coordinate the network of focal points in the WMO constituent bodies as well as at a national level.

(b) Monitoring tools and capacity development

- Serve as the central focal point for surveys conducted by the WMO Secretariat and self-evaluation tools for Members;
- Advise on the design and administration of surveys;
- Serve as Project Leader of the M&E component to the WMO Country Profile Database;
- Develop guidelines, manuals and procedures, as needed;
- Conduct capacity assessment and oversee capacity building on results-based management, operational risk management and monitoring and evaluation and other related topics for the WMO Secretariat and Members.

(c) Evaluation

- Collaborate with the Internal Oversight Office, as needed, on the design and implementation of programme and project evaluations, impact assessments, etc.;
- Liaise with the United Nations Evaluation Group and other relevant UN entities.

(d) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Masters degree or equivalent in Monitoring and Evaluation, International Relations, International Development, Business Administration or a closely related field.

At least eight years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in strategic and operational planning, monitoring and evaluation, performance measurement and/or assessment, risk management, international development and policy, of which a minimum of five years in an international organization. Experience in data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and data presentation.

Other requirements
Knowledge of the activities of WMO or other United Nations agencies would be an advantage. Sense of integrity, responsibility, maturity of judgement, initiative and creativity. Excellent organizational, communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage multiple workloads with minimum supervision. Ability to draft reports, correspondence and documents clearly and succinctly. Capacity to organize and conduct surveys and trainings. 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$ 72637

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 49103 (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 May 2019.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 3 April 2019

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