CONSULTANCY: AGROMETEOROLOGICAL SUPPORT CONSULTANT (SSA-2024/ACS/S 13)

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VACANCY NOTICE NO: SSA-2024/ACS/S 13
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 18 April 2024 Under Recruitment
POST

CONSULTANCY: Agrometeorological support consultant
GRADE

N/A
DUTY STATION 

Geneva, Switzerland
COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY

To be determined
NATURE OF APPOINTMENT

Variable (depending on needs of Department/Division)
20 days
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

Applied Climate Services Division (ACS)
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 supervision of the Head of Applied Climate Services (H/ACS).

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Development of a concept on standardization of agrometeorological bulletins;

(b) Elaboration of a concept on digital agrometeorological advisories;

(c) Technical input into the design and implementation of agrometeorological components of CREWS West Africa and Central Africa projects;

(d). Other relevant duties as necessary to contribute to implementation of activities related to climate services and agriculture.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

WMO and FAO have a longstanding partnership in the field of agricultural meteorology. There are various projects and activities that have been or are currently being implemented jointly between the two organisations. WMO and FAO are also in the process of renewing their joint MoU which calls for greater collaboration including the further development of concept notes, project proposals and provision of technical input into each other's projects and programmes. Supporting these efforts requires the support of an agrometeorologist with knowledge of the agrometeorological activities of both organisations and who can support a coordinated approach to some activities related to agrometeorological support to countries.

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Development of a concept on standardization of agrometeorological bulletins.

- Elaboration of a concept on digital agrometeorological advisories.

- Technical input into the design and implementation of agrometeorological components of CREWS West Africa and Central Africa projects.

- Other relevant duties as necessary to contribute to implementation of activities related to climate services and agriculture.

DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT:
1. Refined concept on standardization of agrometeorological bulletins.

2. Concept on digital agrometeorological advisories.

3. Workplan(s) / concepts for implementation of identified agrometeorological components in CREWS Central Africa and West Africa projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced University Degree in applied meteorology, agrometeorology, environmental sciences, or related discipline.

Experience

- Minimum work experience of five (5) years.

- Extensive knowledge on the application of agrometeorology in international projects.

- Previous work experience in the United Nations will be an advantage.

Other requirements

- Knowledge of WMO and FAO working arrangements and joint activities.

- Skill in agrometeorological project proposal development.

- Skill in the technical design and application of agrometeorological concepts.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

- Proven analytical and writing skills.



Languages

Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written). Knowledge of other official languages of WMO would be an advantage.

(Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)
Additional Information:

FOCAL POINT/EMAIL: sgrey@wmo.int

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.
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