INTERNSHIP (INTERNSHIP/2019/GFCS CLW 3)

14 October 2019
 
PDF/Print version
 
Returning applicants, please log in
Not registered? Register here
 
List of closed vacancies
 
Return to current vacancies list
VACANCY NOTICE NO: INTERNSHIP/2019/GFCS CLW 3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 22 August 2019 Under Recruitment
POST

Internship
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

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

Internship
3 months
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Global Framework for Climate Services
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

1. Support WMO Health Services Capacities Mapping and Profiles NMHS
Work with team members to design and deploy a survey instrument to identify and describe existing resources and capacities for integrated health information services provided by WMO Members and affiliates. Manage and process incoming data, and synthesize information received from participating NMHS into quantitative and qualitative profiles.

2. Climate and Health Science Portal
Support the content design of two key sections of an online science portal to improve the availability and access to research and decision relevant information for research and risk management of climate sensitive diseases. Tasks may include: Preparation of 10-15 climate-sensitive disease resource pages (Identification of technical information, relevant data, models, and resources per disease, curating of scientific information for researchers, professionals, and lay audiences.) Preparation of climate-information for public health training pages, selecting appropriate sections, graphs, and tables of an existing textbook for online purposes.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Master's degree in physical or biological science or public health.

Experience
 Technical knowledge in climate and health, and preferably strong understanding of research methods, and technical applications of climate information within infectious disease control programs.
 technical skills in data analysis and management, with respect to both climate and health data;
 knowledge of environmental health risks, including in relation to climate change;
 strong writing skills
 excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and
 ability to work in international settings.

Other requirements
 Experience in web-publishing and content design and layout
 Self-motivated, responsive to feedback, demonstrated capacity to deliver on-time


Languages
Expert knowledge in reading, writing and speaking English. Knowledge of another UN language 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.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 25 July 2019

This vacancy is shown for viewing only. It is not currently open for applications