INTERNSHIP (INTERNSHIP/2019/DRA 1)

21 September 2019
 
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VACANCY NOTICE NO: INTERNSHIP/2019/DRA 1
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 10 September 2019 Under Recruitment
POST

Internship
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

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

Internship
6 months
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Development and Regional Activities 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 DRA Project Portfolio Manager the intern will:

 Assist with the coordination and implementation of on-going and future national and regional development assistance projects, in collaboration with Project Officers and, regional offices and relevant WMO Technical Departments;
 Support the planning and organization of meetings, workshops and conferences related to projects and prepare supporting documents and presentations;
 Assist the with the preparation of documents and reports for various projects;
 Carry out or support any necessary financial and administrative functions related to main tasks activities;
 Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Applicants at the time of application must have completed or be enrolled in a university course or equivalent in international development, international business, marketing, communications, climatology, meteorology, hydrology, or a field closely related to the work of WMO.

Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme. However, any experience in project management, development cooperation or related area is an advantage.

Other requirements
Sense of responsibility, initiative, attention to detail, ability to work in a team. Good knowledge of MS Office and standard software applications. Good written and oral communication.

Languages
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese or Arabic would be of added value.

(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: 13 August 2019

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