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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 26 July 2023 Under Recruitment

Project Officer


Geneva, Switzerland

To be determined

Fixed-term - 2 years

Technical Coordination and GFCS Support Unit (TCG)
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 direct supervision of the Head of the Technical Coordination and GFCS Support Unit (TCG), the Project Officer manages the project(s) assigned to her/him on a day-to-day basis. The Project Officer's prime responsibility is to ensure that the projects under her/his responsibility produce the results specified in the project documents, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. The incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Developing and mobilizing resources for new projects;

(b) Management and supervision of project implementation and evaluation across all components. Assurance of successful completion of the project in accordance with the stated outcomes and performance indicators summarized in the Project Results Framework;

(c) Regular communication and coordination with relevant partners, and all interested stakeholders, regarding all project activities;

(d) Regular communication with WMO management about all project activities. Assurance of coordination with other WMO projects and broad strategic initiatives;

(e) Preparation of Annual Work Plans, including monthly targets and deliverables as well as annual spending targets in accordance with the Project Document. Tracking of work outputs throughout the year in light of these Annual Work Plans;

(f) Tracking and managing of project spending in accordance with the project budget, as well as WMO rules and procedures, to ensure transparency, responsibility, and timely fulfilment of both program targets and budget targets;

(g) Preparation and submission of annual Project Implementation Reviews and other required progress reports in accordance with applicable requirements, in all required languages;

(h) If applicable, coordination of the work of international and national consultants engaged in the project;

(i) Supervision of regular data collection and analysis, as well as reporting and, if applicable, public outreach;

(j) Provision of support during the project evaluations;

(k) Monitor events as determined in the Monitoring & Communication Plan, and update the plan as required;

(l) Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;

(m) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

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

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

Other requirements
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$ 64121

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 51169 (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: 28 June 2023

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