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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 30 March 2020 Under Recruitment

Country Profile Database (CPDB) Regional Coordinator


Geneva, Switzerland

15 May 2020
or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed-term - 2 years

Member Services and Development 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 and guidance of the Director, Member Services and Development Department (D/MS) and in close collaboration with the WMO Regional and Representative Offices and the Head of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Risk and Performance Unit, the incumbent will advance the evolution of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Country Profile Database (CPDB) and the Country Profiles ensuring content is live, current and continually updated. As the interface between WMO Members, and in collaboration with the WMO Regional Offices, the incumbent will engineer user requirements and needs and coordinate to further develop business processes to ensure information flow from the Members to the Secretariat and to the monitoring and evaluation and technical team that is concerned with operations and development of the WMO Community Platform. The close collaboration with WMO Members can be leveraged to convey WMO Strategic Objectives and ongoing activities and identify respective WMO Secretariat staff members to support the Regional Offices in establishing working level relationship to the Infrastructure and Services Departments, as well as identifying potential synergies with externally funded projects. The incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Promote importance of accurate and current data for evidence based decision-making in the Regions;

(b) Coordinate data collection campaigns with WMO Regional and Representative Offices to ensure quantity and quality of data and assist Members with data input;

(c) Coordinate the timely provision of data to Regional and Constituent Bodies for decision-making;

(d) Coordinate with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Risk and Performance Unit for improvement of data collection process and data quality;

(e) Collect data requirements and identify data sources that can contribute to decision-making processes;

(f) Maximize benefits for Members by answering and resolving issues related to CPDB usage and updating;

(g) Keep Regional Offices up-to-date on existing and planned WMO Community Platform features;

(h) Serve as a focal point for the WMO Regional Offices on training and support needs of staff;

(i) Gather, document and assess requirements from business and technical points of view and recommend and prioritize new features for development in liaison with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Risk and Performance Unit and the Data Exchange and ICT Division;

(j) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Master's degree or equivalent in computer science, software engineering or a closely related field. A recognized project management certification is required.

At least five years of national and international progressively responsible experience in planning and managing enterprise-scale IT projects. Understanding of contract and vendor management in the context of international organizations. Working experience or close cooperation with National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) or similar national institutions and with international and United Nations agencies operating at regional and national level.

Other requirements
Understanding of WMO planning and decision-making and implementation processes from the view of a Secretariat and a Members' organization, respectively. Demonstrated knowledge of project management and coordination skills. Analytical, IT technical and personal communication skills are needed as well as background knowledge on the system architecture of the WMO Community Platform to be effective. Ability to coordinate between multiple stakeholders and guide the knowledge sharing process between Members, Regional Offices and focal points in the WMO Secretariat. Ability to communicate effectively and relate to Governments and regional institutions applying different administrative procedures. Ability to seek and apply knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside the WMO environment. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.

Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written). Knowledge of French is desirable. 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$ 60962

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 43283 (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 4 to 7 May 2020.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 2 March 2020

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