INTERNSHIP (INTERNSHIP/2021/LCA GS 6)

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VACANCY NOTICE NO: INTERNSHIP/2021/LCA GS 6
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 23 December 2021 Under Recruitment
POST

Internship
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

17 January 2022
or as soon as possible thereafter
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Internship
12 months
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Procurement Section
Governance 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 overall supervision of the Procurement Officer, the intern will be engaged in the following duties:

 Assist in planning procurement actions including contractual aspects for a variety of commodities and services (e.g. general services such as building maintenance materials and services, office supplies, office furniture, hotel conference, training etc.).
 Assist in reviewing technical specifications to ensure completeness, accuracy and competitive qualities, and in identifying optional courses of action.
 Participate in developing vendor pre-qualifying criteria.
 Support in compiling and presenting procurement data with relevant supporting documents.
 Participate in the market and supplier research, evaluates potential supply sources and participates in the incorporation of research results into the procurement program.
 Draft a variety of reports, correspondence, and documents (e.g. purchase orders, contracts and amendments) on procurement-related matters.
 Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
At least a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, commerce, engineering, law or a related field.

Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the WMO Internship programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the WMO during your internship.

Other requirements
 Be computer literate in standard software applications;
 Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and its specialized agencies such as WMO and
 Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


Languages
Fluency in English or French with knowledge of the second language is required. Knowledge of another WMO language is desirable. (Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)

(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.
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: 25 November 2021

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