INTERNSHIP (INTERNSHIP/2020/ACS S 2)

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VACANCY NOTICE NO: INTERNSHIP/2020/ACS S 2
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 30 March 2020 Under Recruitment
POST

Internship
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

15 June 2020
or as soon as possible thereafter
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Internship
6 months
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Applied Climate Services Division; Climate Services Branch;
Services 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

An intern opportunity for 6 months from (June 15 2020 to Dec 15, 2020) with the WHO-WMO Joint Office for Climate and Health will offer a learning opportunity to collaborate with international experts in climate and health, particularly related to science communication, technical publication development and engagement. Key activities will include:

1. Development of Climate and Health Science Portal
Contribute to development and launch of an online technical platform for climate and health science and services. Sections will present resources on the use of climate and epidemiological research and decision relevant information for climate risk management; promoting WMO Member capacity to provide integrated health information services and capacities; and key metrics for measuring adaptation progress. Tasks may include: technical writing of resource pages on climate-sensitive diseases identification of technical information, relevant data, models, and resources per disease; curating scientific information for researchers, professionals, and lay audiences; gather appropriate content for consideration for inclusion in the portal library; curation of sections on climate information for public health training; selecting appropriate facts, graphs, and tables from existing materials.
Regular coordination and communication with the portal project manager. Support project manager to conduct peer review process with subject matter experts reviewers and members of the editorial board for quality control and approval of content before publication. Support preparations for the public launch event and demonstrations of the online platform in November 2020.
2. Support Technical Activities and Events in support of health sector adaptation to extreme heat.

Support the programme committee for the 2nd Global Forum for Heat and Health to keep track of agenda and presenter changes, follow up on committee decisions, support organization of poster sessions and technical side events, and preparation for master class training sessions. Support the chair of a new publication writing team to develop technical guidance on extreme heat early warning systems, by communicating with authors, convening teleconferences, and supporting the process with minutes and follow-up.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Enrolled in the final year of a Master's programme or completed Master's degree in public health, medicine, or physical or biological sciences

Experience
Relevant working experience of one year could be considered an advantage

Other requirements
Required
 Technical knowledge on the impact pathways of climate on health outcomes, and preferably strong understanding of research methods;
 Technical knowledge of climate adaptation and decision-needs for climate adaptation in the health sector, across areas of communicable and non-communicable disease control, emergency management, and public health prevention programs;
 Contextual knowledge of environmental health risks, including in relation to climate change;
 Contextual knowledge of humanitarian and development issues and programming
 strong writing skills
 excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and
 ability to work in international settings.

Desirable
 Experience in science communication
 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: 2 March 2020

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