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Senior Scientific Officer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Switzerland - Europe
Town/City Geneva
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 22/11/2010
Company Name World Meteorological Organization
Contact Name HR Online
Website Further Details / Applications
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Applications from suitably qualified female and male candidates are equally
welcome. The statutory retirement age after 1 January 1990 is 62. For external
applicants, only those who are expected to complete a term of appointment will
normally be considered.

A PhD or equivalent from a recognized university or technical institute in
meteorology, oceanography, (applied) physics or mathematics, computer
science with specialization in climate, meteorological, oceanographic
observations, modelling, and data assimilation research.
At least ten years of combined national and international progressively
responsible experience in Earth observation and/or numerical modelling
relevant for climate and Earth system analysis and prediction. Proven
leadership in the development and implementation of observational and
modelling programmes and projects in Earth/climate system as demonstrated
by publications and management responsibilities. Experience in writing
technical reports, documents and scientific publications in English, in organizing
scientific and coordination meetings, in overseeing budgets for such activities,
and managing people, projects and programmes.
Other requirements
Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of national and international Earth
observation and modelling programmes. Ability to learn fast, adapt to changing
requirements, keep abreast of modern developments and requirements in
observations, modelling, data assimilation, re-analysis, and Earth/climate
system prediction. Maturity of judgment, sense of responsibility, demonstrated
talent and ability for coordinating large international projects in cooperation with
national and international research programmes and partners. Ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different
national and cultural backgrounds.
Excellent knowledge of English or French and a good working knowledge of the
other language. Knowledge of other official languages of the WMO Secretariat
would be an advantage.
(Note: the working languages of the WMO Secretariat are English and French.
The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French,
Russian and Spanish.)

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