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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 20 June 2023 Under Recruitment

Associate Programme Officer


Geneva, Switzerland

To be determined

Fixed-term - 2 years

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 overall guidance and the direct supervision of the Director, Services Department (D/S), the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties in support to the president and other officers of SERCOM:

(a) Assist in the preparation of sessions of the Commission, drafting the agenda, documentation plan, tentative work plan, briefing notes and all documents of a crosscutting nature, and reviewing documents presented by the various subsidiary bodies to ensure their consistency;
(b) Coordinate the preparation of documents submitted by SERCOM to Congress, Executive Council, PAC, Plus RA and TCC;
(c) Assist in monitoring the implementation by the Commission and its subsidiary bodies of the Resolutions and Decisions adopted by SERCOM itself, Congress and Executive Council;
(d) Preparation and reporting of meetings of the Management Group and of the Executives of SERCOM;
(e) Assist in the process of selection of experts for the various SERCOM subsidiary bodies ensuring the Rules of Procedure for Technical Commissions are adhered to, and in keeping the WMO database up to date;
(f) Assist the Secretariat staff supporting the various Standing Committees and Study Groups of SERCOM in addressing issues of a cross-cutting nature, such as preparation of regulatory material, review of documents requiring a "SERCOM position", contributing inputs to multidisciplinary documents, always ensuring an Earth System approach is followed;
(g) Coordinate the maintenance of the SERCOM website in the WMO Community Platform;
(h) Assist in the preparation of SERCOM's input to meetings of other constituent bodies;
(i) Coordinates workflows with other units and departments, as well as ensure smooth functioning of administrative processes for SERCOM related matters;
(j) Assist D/HWC as associate programme officer as required;
(k) Performs other duties as required by the Director of the Services Department and/or the President of SERCOM;
(l) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

Master's degree or equivalent in business administration, management, international relations, economics or a related field. A first-level degree, in combination with qualifying experience, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

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

Other requirements
High sense of integrity, responsibility, and maturity of judgment; ability to work autonomously; good level of initiative and creativity; demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage multiple workloads; ability to draft reports, and position papers clearly and succinctly in English in the area of business innovation; excellent knowledge of Microsoft 365 Business applications. Demonstrated public speaking and coaching ability. 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$ 41108 (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: 23 May 2023

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