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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 25 May 2022 Recruitment Completed

Associate Programme Officer


Geneva, Switzerland

To be determined

Fixed-term - 2 years

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.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, Climate Services Branch, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes, projects, and workflows; monitors and analyses their development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions;

(b) Supports deployment of experts and consultants, and initiates agreements with WMO Member NMHSs and partners to leverage their institutional and technical resources as needed, in furtherance of the achievement of climate-related institutional and programme objectives;

(c) Carries out basic research, analyses and presents information on the status of Member service delivery and services in support of high-level United Nations climate policy and joint action to include collecting, analysing and presenting data and information gathered from diverse sources, to identify needs for standards/guidelines addressing specific operational components;

(d) Assists in WMO climate-related programme and policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;

(e) Participates in survey initiatives in support of the implementation of the climate-related goals and objectives of the WMO Operating Plan and related programmes; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyses and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions;

(f) Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.;

(g) Supports climate-related WMO governance, including technical commissions, standing committees and study groups, private sector engagement, and consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.;

(h) Undertakes outreach activities supports training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities;

(i) Participates in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.;

(j) Supports coordination of activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.);

(k) Coordinates workflows within the CS Branch with other units and departments, including to ensure smooth functioning of administrative processes;

(l) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Master's degree in business administration, management, international relations, economics or a related field. A Bachelor's degree or equivalent may be accepted if accompanied by relevant experience.

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in project or programme management, administration or related area.

Other requirements
Capacity to support development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of assigned programmes and workflows and to provide thorough, well reasoned written contributions, e.g., background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, to promulgate coherent policies, and consistent adherence to these by clients. Capacity to efficiently use resources. 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$ 50377

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 37632 (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: 27 April 2022

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