DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the overall directives of the Secretary-General and in close collaboration with the Director of the Regional Office for the Americas as well as the Director of the Development and Regional Activities (DRA) Department, the incumbent is responsible for the efficient operation of the WMO Representative Office in the WMO Region IV (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) and ensures that the Office carries out its work as an integral part of the Secretariat and in collaboration with the other WMO departments / offices.
The incumbent will perform the following duties :
c) Participate in the organization of sessions of the regional association and follow-up actions in the implementation of decisions with regard to the implementation of the agreed regional programme of activities.
Contribute to the preparation of documents for the Executive Council and Congress within the mandate of the DRA Department.
In conjunction with the Director of the Regional Office for the Americas, promote interregional coordination of Regional Association IV with Regional Associations III (South America) and V (South-
d) Establish partnerships and work with regional and subregional groups, including Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CIMO), Organization of Eastern Caribbean State, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in the implementation of meteorological, hydrological, and environmental programmes and attend their meetings, as appropriate.
e) Support the organization of WMO regional events such as seminars, workshops, technical conferences and other activities planned by the technical departments and participate, as necessary, in these events.
Some of these include the work of the RA IV Management Group, working groups and in particular the RA IV Hurricane Committee.
f) Represent WMO at meetings in countries in the subregion, in particular, be a Member of the any United Nations Interagency Groups and participate in high-
i) Carry out other relevant duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS
Master's degree or equivalent in meteorology, hydrology or environmental-related sciences or international relations from a recognized university.
A Doctorate or equivalent would be an advantage.
At least eight years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in operational activities and management in a National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHS) or related National Government entity.
At least five years of relevant experience in technical cooperation activities in an international organization, particularly in the areas of project / programme design, development and management, and resource mobilization.
Awareness of the political and development situation in the Region. Thorough knowledge of international cooperation issues, WMO Programmes and their regional components as well as of the needs of the WMO Members with respect to adequacy of weather water and climate services at regional and national level.
Ability to analyse information, guidelines and procedures to meet the objectives of the Regional Programme and capacity development activities.
Demonstrated ability to manage the activities of a field office. Ability to take initiatives and identify opportunities, while advancing the interests of WMO and develop innovative ways of coordination.
Proven ability to draft reports, documents and support international meetings. Excellent managerial skills including budget planning and control.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.
Excellent knowledge of English and Spanish. Knowledge of other official languages of the Organization would be an advantage.