JUNIOR PROFESSIONAL OFFICER (KOREAN NATIONALS) (JPO/3)

26 June 2022
 
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VACANCY NOTICE NO: JPO/3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 31 July 2022
35 day(s) until closing deadline - Currently accepting applications
POST

Junior Professional Officer (Korean nationals)
GRADE

P2
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

To be determined
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Fixed-term - 1 year
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Earth System Branch
Infrastructure 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 supervision of the Head of Earth System Prediction Division (H/ESPD), the JPO would undertake the following duties:
 Maintain and improve the Web Portal for the designated Global Data-processing and Forecasting System (GDPFS) Centres;
 Supports the regional and national implementation of GDPFS and its core functions of operation weather and climate predictions;
 Assists in the designation of GDPFS Centres;
 Participates in maintaining and updating the Manual on GDPFS, the Guide to GDPFS and relevant Technical Documents;
 Contributes to the organization of workshops and the meetings of expert teams;
 In collaboration with other divisions/branches/departments, contributes to complement the Global Data-processing forecasting and Earth System Modelling and Prediction activities;
 Carry out the maintenance of two main websites: GDPFS and Emergency Response Activities;
 Support in developing implementation plan of Seamless GDPFS and identifying and implementing key pilot projects;
 Perform other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Maters of Science or equivalent university degree from a recognized university or technical institute in meteorology, climatology, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, environment, physics, statistics or engineering

Experience
One to two years of experience in a reputed national/international organization in data analysis, weather/climate/environmental modelling, prediction/projection or allied areas.

Other requirements
Ability to effectively and efficiently work with Microsoft Office applications, ArcGIS and with internet editing applications. Ability to edit and write technical documents. Ability to work efficiently in a multicultural environment.

Languages
Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written).

(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.
Additional Information:
General requirements for candidates applying to the JPO vacancies funded by the Republic of Korea:
- Korean citizenship
- Fluency in English and Korean
- A certificate of English language proficiency: Applicants should submit a minimum of (1) IBT TOEFL score of 100 (or PBT TOEFL 600 and above) or (2) NEW TEPS score of 430 or (3) IELTS 7 or (4) TOEIC 900 (we do not accept TOEFL 'MyBest Scores')
- Be no older than 32 years of age as of 31 December 2022 (Born after 1 Jan 1990) (the maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended accordingly)
- Male applicants who fall under one of the following three items (a)~(c):
(a) completed the national military service
(b) who are exempted from the national military service
(c) to-be discharged from the military service in the year of the application.
For general information on the Korean JPO Program and additional conditions, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea International Organization Recruitment Center's website: https://UNrecruit.mofa.go.kr
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 10 June 2022