ASSISTANT SCIENTIFIC OFFICER (2153)

16 October 2021
 
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VACANCY NOTICE NO: 2153
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 6 September 2021 Under Recruitment
POST

Assistant Scientific Officer
GRADE

P1
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

To be determined
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Fixed-term - 2 years
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Technical Coordination and GFCS Support (TCG) Unit, Climate Services (CS) 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

Under the direct supervision of the Scientific and Programme Officer and the overall guidance of the Head of the Technical Coordination and GFCS Support (TCG) Unit and the Director, Climate Services Branch, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Support the data collection from various sources including WMO surveys, partners' information sources, publications, others as needed;

(b) Support the analysis of policy documents such as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) to extract key information with regards to Parties' needs and priorities;

(c) Support the development of databases required for storing and organizing the data;

(d) Support the development of the State of Climate Services report through the development of text, maps and graphs to summarize the results of the analyses performed;

(e) Support the analyses of the partners' portfolio against the climate services value chain, in selected countries/regions/sub-regions;

(f) Collaborate with the Climate Monitoring and Policy Support (CMP) division, including preparation of specific data, summaries and graphs to be included in the WMO regional State of the Climate Reports;

(g) Assist in feeding results from programme and project implementation into WMO and international climate-related policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;

(h) Carry out other relevant duties, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Master's degree or equivalent in international development, business management, climatology, meteorology, hydrology, agro-meteorology or a closely related field.

Experience
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, data analysis or closely related area.

Other requirements
Experience with the United Nations system would be an advantage. Experience writing reports, documents and correspondence. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.

Languages
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.
SALARY AND ALLOWANCES

Annual net base salary on initial appointment is: US$ 38172

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 29087 (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 August 2021

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