INTERNSHIP (INTERNSHIP/2019/HWR CLW 1)

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VACANCY NOTICE NO: INTERNSHIP/2019/HWR CLW 1
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 3 June 2019 Under Recruitment
POST

Internship
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

1 September 2019
or as soon as possible thereafter
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Internship
6 months
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Hydrology and Water Resources Branch
Climate and Water 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Scientific Officer of Basic Systems in Hydrology Division, the incumbent will be responsible for contributing to the development, review and production of WMO regulatory material,. In particular he/she will be engaged in:

1. Supporting the consultant(s) in the development of the Guidance on Water Resources Assessment, in particular identification of the documents or parts thereof to be referenced in the step-by-step WRA process;
2. Starting the process of reviewing the Guide to Hydrological Practices, in view of the preparation of a 7th edition (identification of gaps and need updates, review of suggestions received);
3. Supporting the work of the Task Team for the review of the Technical Regulation, vol. III -Hydrology, in particular the following activities:
a. check consistency and coherence with the WMO regulatory material, in particular Technical Regulation vol. I,
b. consistency check of terminology with other WMO regulatory material, the UNESCO-WMO International Glossary of Hydrology, and ISO 772 - Hydrometry - Vocabulary standard,
c. review and revision of the provisions on hydrological station identifiers,
d. review of the definition of short- mid- and long-term forecast,
e. coordination of the revision of Annexes to Technical Regulation Vol. III;
4. Finalizing the revision and the publication of the Manual on Stream Gauging.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Graduate of a recognized university or technical institute with an initial degree in hydrology, civil engineering, water resources management, physical geography or environmental studies or a related field with an orientation to applied hydrology. Post-graduate qualifications in the fields of hydrology and/or water resources management would be an advantage.

Experience
Some working experience in research or application-oriented practical work in hydrological monitoring and modelling or water resources management as well as in development or implementation of standards and regulations is an advantage.

Other requirements
Ability to effectively and efficiently work with Office suite applications. Scrupulousness and precision in discharging his/her duties. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster team spirit. is an advantage. Good communication skills, oral and written.

Languages
Excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written) and a good working knowledge of French.

(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.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 6 May 2019

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