EXTERNAL RELATIONS AND LIAISON SUPPORT OFFICER (2229)

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VACANCY NOTICE NO: 2229
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 8 March 2023 Under Recruitment
POST

External Relations and Liaison Support Officer
GRADE

P4
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

To be determined
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Fixed-term - 2 years
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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 Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Contribute to the preparation of internal and external communications products including briefing notes, speeches, talking points for the IPCC Secretariat's leadership and the Chair, in support of their engagement in external events, workshops, meetings or conferences;

(b) Assist the IPCC Secretariat leadership in the development of a strategy for engagement with IPCC Focal Points and other stakeholders and identify of most effective modalities for engaging with them with the view to ensure their feedback is taken into account;

(c) Liaise with different stakeholders in planning and coordination of IPCC activities, meetings and other events and development of the related documentation;

(d) Contribute to the preparation of various draft concept notes, briefing notes, background papers, minutes and conclusions for the ExCom;

(e) Provides substantive support to Secretariat's government liaison function, for consultative and other meetings, conferences, including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations;

(f) Provides substantive support to communications with member governments and observer organizations overseeing the flow of correspondence addressed to and originating from the Secretary, and ensures the necessary follow-up;

(g) Organizes briefing and familiarization sessions and ensures the briefing documents are kept up to date;

(h) Assists with coordination of bilateral meetings by preparing briefings, arranging and participating in meetings as required;

(i) Assist with procurement activities related to publications and translations as well as similar activities;

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

Education
Master's degree or equivalent in international relations, international law, political science or a closely related field.

Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, communications, partership building or related field is required. Experience in preparing and coordinating intergovernmental sessions involving various stakeholders and relevant documents.

Other requirements
Understanding of the IPCC processes and procedures is desirable, including work experience with stakeholders from member governments. Working knowledge of the United Nations or a similar international organization is desirable. Demonstrated ability in planning and coordinating conferences, regional outreach events and bilateral meetings. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage multiple workloads with minimum supervision. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. 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$ 77326

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 58149 (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: 8 February 2023

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