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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 20 June 2019 Recruitment Completed

Programme Officer, CREWS Secretariat, DP/CER


Geneva, Switzerland

1 November 2019
or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed-term - 2 years

Office of Development Partnerships,
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 supervision of the Head of the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Secretariat, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Assist the Head in his/her interaction with the World Bank Group (WBG), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and project teams on the issues related to support for preparation and implementation of CREWS projects. This will include the development of operational procedures, facilitation of technical reviews, monitoring and performance evaluation of CREWS portfolio and ensuring other CREWS requirements are met;

(b) Assist the Head on the preparation of progress reports, briefs and other communication material;

(c) Support the Secretariat's overall coordination with the CREWS Trustee (World Bank's Development Finance (DFi)) on financial issues, as required;

(d) Participate, as required, in field missions of Implementing Partners to support the evaluation of progress of CREWS-funded projects, addressing portfolio or other issues deemed necessary by the Implementing Partners;

(e) Participate in knowledge management activities, including communication, development of analytical papers and guidance notes on good practices emerging from CREWS operations;

(f) Promote and facilitate knowledge exchange and dissemination aimed at improvement of CREWS and early warning systems in general;

(g) Interact with Implementing Partners, Steering Committee members and other development partners as requested by the Head;

(h) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Master's degree or equivalent in environmental management, meteorology, hydrology, climatology, disaster risk management, geography, international development or a closely related field.

At least five years of national and international progressively responsible experience in projects and programmes relevant to the provision of climate services in developing countries. Knowledge of project development, implementation and monitoring for the achievement of results. Some experience in coordinating multiple-stakeholders for programme delivery and in organizing coordination and capacity development activities, particularly in developing countries, including missions, meetings and workshops. Experience in an operational environment of a meteorological, hydrological or environmental entity would be an advantage.

Other requirements
Some knowledge of WMO programmes and activities, other international organizations and international finance institutions and their processes. Experience with other United Nations organizations and International Finance Institutions would be an advantage. Demonstrated experience in capacity building, project management, planning and coordinating. Strong sense of responsibility, maturity of judgement and initiative. Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills. Experience writing and revising technical documents and reports. 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.
The position is funded from extra-budgetary resources. 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$ 60962

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 39199 (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 20 to 26 July 2019.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 23 May 2019

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