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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 7 May 2021 Recruitment Completed

Assistant Information Technology Officer


Geneva, Switzerland

To be determined

Fixed-term - 2 years

Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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 overall guidance of the Secretary, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (S/IPCC), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Analyse the requirement for the IPCC website in collaboration with the other Web Team, Working Groups and within the IPCC Secretariat; design and implement the changes to the website; provide training to new users and analyse website traffic and generate analytics;

(b) Participate as a team member in the software design, implementation and maintenance of IPCC application systems, software packages and systems integration; evaluate and upgrade existing applications according to the evolving business needs; support the team members in evaluating custom applications, off-the-shelf and open source products to adapt to the needs of the IPCC;

(c) Participate in the Web Team meetings and contribute to the work of the Web Team;

(d) Manage and support virtual IPCC meetings; periodically review platforms to evaluate based on the requirement of the IPCC Secretariat, the Technical Support Units (TSUs) and the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI);

(e) Provide IT support to the IPCC Secretariat staff, Bureau members, delegates and TSUs;

(f) Support the IPCC Secretariat in social media activities;

(g) Coordinate with International Computing Centre (ICC) to manage the website, upgrades, release of new applications and tickets;

(h) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Master's degree or equivalent in computer science. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in computer science accepted if accompanied by relevant experience.

A minimum of two years of national and international experience in software development, analysis and design for applicants with Bachelor's degree.

Other requirements
Excellent analytic skills and design of IT applications. Good understanding of, and experience with, frameworks and collaboration platforms. Good understanding of Content Management System (CMS) platforms and customization. Good knowledge of IT security for web-based applications. Familiarity with modern social media and collaboration channels. Ability to prepare and draft reports. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.

Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written). 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$ 39401

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 29551 (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.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 9 April 2021

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