DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision and guidance of the WMO Representative for North, Central and West Africa, and in close collaboration with the WMO Technical Coordinator and with the Volta Flood and Drought Management Project Manager, the incumbent will support the planning and delivery of the CREWS and Volta projects, as well as the provision of technical advisory services from the World Meteorological Organization to the World Bank and to the French Development Agency, working in close collaboration with the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Niger, Benin, Ghana and Togo, with the regional centers (Economic Community of West African States, Regional Training Centre for Agrometeorology and Operational Hydrology and their Applications, the Dakar Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre (RSMC), the Nigerian Meteorological Agency) and other entities involved in the projects.
In particular, the incumbent will perform the following duties :
i) Carry out other relevant duties as required.
Masters degree or equivalent in operational meteorology, hydrology, hydrometeorology, or a discipline relevant to early warning, disaster risk reduction or flood risk management.
At least five years of progressively responsible experience in planning and managing technical cooperation programmes and relevant advocacy programmes in hydrology, meteorology, early warning systems, flood management or disaster risk reduction.
Working experience or close cooperation with National Meteorogical and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) or similar national institutions, and with international / United Nations agencies operating at regional and national level.
Understanding of Central and West Africa's climate service needs, climate change adaptation information, vulnerabilities and risks.
Experience in supporting inter-organizational networks and partnerships at the operational level. Knowledge of the region, and a good network of contacts from various and diverse regional and national institutions.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the management of complex, multi-disciplinary capacity-building programmes involving national governments, civil society and international organizations.
Knowledge of the United Nations system at global, regional and country levels. Experience in establishing inter-organizational networks and partnerships at the operational level.
Demonstrated knowledge of project management and coordination skills; a recognized project management certification would be an added advantage.
Proven leadership and diplomacy skills; able to coordinate multiple stakeholders and guide a process at regional and national levels.
Good relations and work experience with regional partners in Central and West Africa. Good track record of achievements organizing regional and national level multi-
stakeholder processes. Experience with budgeting, planning, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation of projects. Ability to communicate effectively and relate to Government and regional institutions applying different administrative procedures.
Ability to seek and apply knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of the project. Builds strong relationships with clients, anticipate and understand client needs, formulate clear strategic plans, prioritise interventions, and determine resources needs according to priorities.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.
Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of other official languages of the Organization would be an advantage.