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Senior Engagement Officer


Geneva, Switzerland

To be determined

Fixed-term - 2 years

Public-Private Engagement (PPE) Office
Cabinet Office of the Secretary-General
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, Public-Private Engagement (PPE) Office, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Develop a work plan for WMO PPE activities in support of the direction provided by D/PPEO, establishing concrete tasks and initiatives that ensure WMO's lead role and close liaison with the private sector, academia and civil society;

(b) Provide substantive support to D/PPEO in the preparation of Congress, the Executive Council (EC), other constituent bodies, as necessary, on issues related to PPE, including guidance to Members;

(c) Develop plans, consolidate input from specialists, and conduct regular events under the Open Consultative Platform (OCP); ensure the expansion of the OCP network;

(d) Coordinate the development of planned publications, including a series of position/white papers on identified key challenges of PPE;

(e) Conduct a systematic collection of PPE good practices, legal, institutional and business-model analyses and assessments and provide summaries to inform Members and stakeholders;

(f) Support the regional associations and Members in raising awareness on PPE in relevant aspects of their work through the organization of PPE regional activities and the development of capacity-development modules;

(g) Develop and maintain relationships outside the Organization with the private and academic community and identify opportunities for innovative partnerships; represent WMO at appropriate fora;

(h) Coordinate the development of WMO PPE outreach for internal and external stakeholders, including online material, high-quality awareness content and other innovative communication approaches;

(i) Mobilize resources (direct and/or in-kind contributions, hosting WMO activities and facilities, etc.) through collaboration with the NMHSs and other relevant stakeholders;

(j) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Masters of Science or equivalent in meteorology, climatology or other relevant scientific field. A doctorate or equivalent would be an advantage.

At least 10 years of national and international progressively responsible experience in a National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHS) at an operational and management level. Direct working experience in organizing and coordinating programmes and projects, monitoring budgets, writing reports, on technical subjects. Experience in partnership building in multi-agency and cross-sectoral setting.

Other requirements
Ability to organize complex, multi-stakeholder activities and processes, including in diverse regional and country settings. Good understanding of WMO programmes and activities, and ability to work with relevant programmes to pursue synergies. Solid understanding of the dynamics of the public-private-academic relationships in the weather, water and climate, and related WMO policies. Sound knowledge of international coordination mechanisms and initiatives related to the production, availability and use of weather, hydrological, and climate information and services. Sense of responsibility, maturity of judgement, initiative and creativity. Strong supervisory and managerial skills. Ability to write reports, documents and correspondence clearly and succinctly in English. 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$ 89837

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 70342 (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: 31 August 2021