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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 12 July 2021 Recruitment Completed

Coordinator, Learning and Development


Geneva, Switzerland

To be determined

Fixed-term - 2 years

Education and Training Office (ETR)
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 of the Director of the Education and Training Office, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Contribute to the development of appropriate policy and strategy on learning, training and fellowship within the framework of WMO Earth system approach, as a critical part of WMO reform processes;
(b) Coordinate alignment of learning development and the definition of learning outcomes with WMO strategic objectives;
(c) Lead the development of learning curricula and training related activities that are responsive to the identified focus areas and needs of the WMO Technical Departments and Technical Commissions and engagement with the community of meteorological, climatological hydrological, and related environmental and social sciences training partners; Lead WMO Fellowship programme and Activities.
(d) Arrange in collaboration with experts and institutions, for the preparation, and distribution and application of training resources and materials in support of delivery of WMO programmes and activities;
(e) Advise WMO Regional Training Centres, education and training collaborating institutions on learning design and delivery mechanisms;
(f) Promote the use of effective education and training approaches amongst WMO Regional Training Centres, collaborating institutions and WMO Members, particularly by assisting Members from Least Developed Countries;
(g) Promote and facilitate collaboration in development and implementation of a development programme on the leadership and management of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs);
(h) Lead the implementation and promotion of the WMO Global Campus initiative with special focus on collaboration between WMO Regional Training Centres and collaborating partners, especially under the aegis an education and training collaborating body;
(i) Monitor the activities of the WMO Regional Training Centres and render advisory services based on regional needs, outcomes of external review and other assessment information;
(j) Liaise and advocate on behalf of WMO Members with the major developers and users of distant learning training and education courses and resources;
(k) Provide advice and information to Members on matters relating to training and fellowship arrangements, especially considering the WMO capacity development strategy;
(l) Review, update and prepare final draft versions of the training standards and publications and contribute to the Office's planning and budget documents;
(m) Contribute to, and review drafts of documentations for constituent bodies, panels and working groups;
(n) Assist the Director of the Education and Training Office in the planning and evaluation of the education, training and fellowship programme for WMO Members, and staff management of the office;
(o) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Master's degree or equivalent in education, meteorology or related sciences complemented with studies in curriculum development. A Ph.D. or equivalent would be an advantage.

At least 10 years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in education and training in theoretical and applied meteorology, hydrology or environmental sciences of which at least five years' experience in planning, coordinating and managing training programmes and functions at national and international levels. Demonstrated experience in curricula development, blended learning and online delivery. Proven experience in developing peer networks and coordinated delivery of learning and development programmes. Demonstrated experience in the management of projects and budgets, and in writing reports documents and peer reviewed publication on advanced meteorological/environmental/training development subjects. Experience at a senior level in a meteorological training institution or in a university would be an advantage.

Other requirements
Excellent management and leadership skills. Maturity of judgement, initiative and tact. Ability to establish and maintain effective, productive, working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Good organizational skills. Demonstrated supervisory experience. Demonstrated ability to use standard computerized office systems including databases, Web pages and knowledge of learning management or course management systems. Familiarity with the work of WMO. 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.)
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$ 92731

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 73999 (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: 14 June 2021

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