PROGRAMME OFFICER (EXTREME HEAT) (2227)

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VACANCY NOTICE NO: 2227
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 6 March 2023 Under Recruitment
POST

Programme Officer (Extreme heat)
GRADE

P3
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

To be determined
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Fixed-term - 2 years
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Global Heat Health Information Network Technical Support (GHHIN-TSU) Unit , Applied Climate Science (ACS) Division
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 guidance of the Director of the Services Department (D/S) and the direct supervision of the Project Officer, Climate and Health Joint Office, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Day to day management of the TSU, including coordination between key staff and consultants including the WHO/WMO Joint Office Lead, Regional Activities Coordinator, Communications Consultant, WHO regional offices, WHO HQ, other WMO staff;

(b) Elaborate and oversee the Network detailed work plan, defining with precision the activities of each Partner within each task and identifying the involved entities;

(c) Supervise the project deliverables, progress milestones, planning and reporting;

(d) Risk analysis and management plan throughout the project;

(e) Continuous monitoring of Partners' achievements and challenges;

(f) Coordinate and review the work and deliverables performed by subcontractors and partners;

(g) Prepare, organize and draft minutes of Management Committee meetings;

(h) Prepare, organize and draft minutes of project kick-off and periodic meetings;

(i) Handle the project correspondence and partnerships;

(j) Support the preparation of terms of reference, recruitment, contractual agreements, and progress and financial reporting;

(k) Support the network Partners upon request;

(l) Ensure that the related websites are maintained up-to-date;

(m) Carry out other relevant duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Master's degree or equivalent in public health, environmental science, meteorology, or a closely realted field relevant to climate and health applications. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Formal qualification or equivalent experience in scientific communication, knowledge brokering and stakeholder engagement.

Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management and coordination in public health, disaster management, humanitarian programmes or research. Working experience in a local or national government, such as the National Health System/Service, or National Meteorological Service would be an advantage.

Other requirements
Knowledge of early warning systems, and the production and application of climate and related weather, water and environmental information and services in the health sector. Ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate assigned programmes and projects. Knowledge of the United Nations system would be an advantage. Ability to write reports, documents and correspondence as well as ability plan, organize and manage the work with minimum supervision. Maturity of judgement, initiative and creativity. Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. Good working 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.)
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$ 64121

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 48219 (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.

THIS IS AN EXTRABUDGETARY POST.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 6 February 2023

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