|VACANCY NOTICE NO: 2218
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 3 November 2022
14 day(s) until closing deadline – Currently accepting applications
Director, Resources Mobilization and Development Partnerships
|COMMENCEMENT OF DUTY
To be determined
|NATURE OF APPOINTMENT
Fixed-term – 2 years
Member Services and Development 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 overall guidance and supervision of the Director, Member Services and Development Department, and in collaboration with relevant entities of the Secretariat, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
(a) Under the framework of the WMO Resource Mobilization Strategy, develop and execute activities of the WMO Resource Mobilization and Development Partnerships Division to enhance the level of externally funded projects for member countries, providing guidance to WMO Offices and technical and scientific departments in the development of resource mobilization activities;
(b) Conduct a comprehensive analysis and mapping of potential donors (traditional and non-traditional) to assess the feasibility of securing multi-year funding for critical initiatives (including the Early Warning System global initiative, the Water and Climate Coalition, the Global Greenhouse Gas Infrastructure), and other priority initiatives of the Organization. This includes mapping donors’ strategic areas of interest and exploring opportunities for partnerships, mobilizing and leveraging resources from potential partners such as the private sector, philanthropic foundations; the Government (through development services) and other organizations;
(c) Develop and negotiate strategic partnerships with relevant institutions and organizations including the private sector, the United Nations system, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies and organizations, leading to successful applications for funding;
(d) Act as the WMO focal point for engagement with Climate Financing institutions, including the Adaptation Fund, the Green Climate Fund and other relevant institutions and develop and regularly update guidelines and information materials to support Members in accessing climate financing;
(e) Support WMO technical programmes, Regional Offices and the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to prepare funding proposals for major projects, ensuring that objectives are aligned with Member countries identified needs and priorities and WMO long-term goals and Strategic Objectives as set in the WMO Strategic Plan;
(f) Support the Regional Offices in mapping out development partners strategic plans, priorities and projects implemented at regional and national levels;
(g) Liaise with the United Nations system and other specialized agencies in connection with resource mobilization, as well as on policies adopted by the United Nations system on this matter;
(h) Support the Country Profile Database (CPDB) Coordinator in capturing and adequately documenting in the CPDB the needs and priorities of Members in terms of resources mobilization;
(i) Build the WMO Organizational wide resource mobilization knowledge;
(j) Carry out other relevant duties as required.
|The Secretary-General may appoint a candidate at a grade below the advertised grade of the post, with the possibility of promotion to that grade within three years of appointment, subject to satisfactory appraisal of performance.
|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.
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: 6 October 2022
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