INTERNSHIP (INTERNSHIP/2021/HWR S 2)

27 July 2021
 
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VACANCY NOTICE NO: INTERNSHIP/2021/HWR S 2
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 16 August 2021
20 day(s) until closing deadline - Internships
POST

Internship
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

1 September 2021
or as soon as possible thereafter
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Internship
6 months
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Hydrology and Water Resources (HWR) Services Division, Sector Services (SS) Branch
Services Department
is committed to achieving diversity and a balanced workforce. Applications are welcome from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the overall guidance of the Head, Hydrology and Water Resources Services Division (H/HWR), and the direct supervision of a Project Officer in HWR, the intern will be selected for one or more areas of work within HWR:
 Central Asia and Afghanistan Flood Early Warning System
 Climate Resilient Early Warning System (CREWS)
 Hydrological capacities assessments
 Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS)
 Water resources assessments and Dynamic Water Resources Assessment Tool (DWAT)
 Associated Programme on Flood Management and Integrated Drought Management Programme
 Flash flood Guidance System (FFGS)
 WMO regional hydrological activities
 Capacity development and training for hydrology

The intern will perform the following duties:
- Assist in the review, analysis and development of technical materials and project documents;
- Support the verification of hydrological products for selected projects
- Assist in reporting of selected project activities and their outcomes
- Support the Project Officer for the coordination and follow up of selected project efforts.
- Assist with the engagement of experts from different WMO activities on topic related to the selected projects
- Assist in preparing and presenting summaries of information and presentations, as assigned by the supervisor
- Support web-content management related to the assigned project or activity
- Carry-out other relevant tasks commensurate with the role of an intern in WMO
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Bachelor degree in civil engineering, hydrology, hydrometeorology, environmental sciences or related fields. Good knowledge of one or more of the following:
 hydrological models and forecasting, and meteorological forecasting systems and satellite data,
 water resources assessment methods and tools,
 flood and/or drought management,
 capacity building for hydrology,
 Integrated water resources management.


Experience
Work experience is not required. Any experience with international organizations and operational hydrology will be an asset.

Other requirements
Strong Interpersonal Skills, good analytical skills, familiarity with modern computer Software, Internet and Office Software, sense of responsibility, detail-oriented, initiative, ability to work in a team, and ability to work in a multicultural and diverse environment. Some knowledge of the activities of WMO or other United Nations agencies related to the environment and water resources is an asset


Languages
Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) is mandatory. Knowledge of Russian, Dari, Turkmen, or Spanish would be an advantage.

(Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)
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: 17 July 2021