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Director, Resources Mobilization and Development Partnerships




Geneva, Switzerland


To be determined


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.

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.

Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in advocacy, resource mobilization, international relations and sustainable development.
A minimum of 15 years of combined national and international progressive level experience in resources mobilization, partnership development, and project management preferably related to socially and environmentally sustainable development in Least Developed and Emerging economies. . Ten years of relevant experience in a responsible position in an international organization in developing, or facilitating the development of resource mobilization strategies and mobilizing resources, especially in a middle-income context and setting, particularly, LDCs and Small Island Developing States; At least seven (7) years of experience in developing and/or assessing and analyzing corporate and national development strategies, plans and programmes; Ability to identify innovative approaches and opportunities to funding in a challenging ODA setting; Experience in designing partnership strategies and building partnerships with a diversity of development actors; emonstrated experience with project/programme design, negotiation, marketing and partnership building. Proven experience in resource mobilization and knowledge of funding mechanisms of various funding agencies as well as complex project management leadership and execution. Proven ability to draft clearly and succinctly reports and documents. Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
Other requirements
Exellent supervisory, managerial, networking, financial management, strategic and operational planning and international dialogue and relations. Sense of responsibility, maturity of judgement and initiative. Sound knowledge of WMO Programmes and activities, of the international cooperation needs of its Members, and of the evolving development policies. Good managerial skills. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster team spirit.
Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written). Knowledge of other official languages of the Organization would be an advantage.

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

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.
Annual net base salary on initial appointment is:Ā US$ 103660
Annual post adjustment on initial salary is:Ā US$ 76605 (in addition to the net base salary)
Additional Information:
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:Ā 6 October 2022


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