Project Officer

This is an opportunity for an early career scientist or technical person to get involved in science to policy.


Date posted

Feb. 20, 2024 12:00 pm

Application deadline

Mar. 12, 2024 5:00 pm


World Meteorological Organization


  • Switzerland

Job description


Under the supervision of the Senior Scientific Officer, Infrastructure Department and the Chief of the Atmospheric Environment Research (AER) Division in the Science and Innovation Department, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Provide technical support in organization of the Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) Steering Committee and related IG3IS events;

(b) Provide assistance with the coordination of the ongoing IG3IS pilot and demonstration projects and with the organization of the consultations in the countries for the performance of IG3IS feasibility studies;

(c) Prepare technical reports of the meetings;

(d) Assist with the resource mobilization for the new/ongoing IG3IS pilot projects;

(e) Communicate with the ongoing IG3IS pilot and demonstration projects and assist in development of the status reports;

(f) Support modernization and conduct regular updates of the IG3IS webpage;

(g) Assist with the development of the IG3IS outreach materials and communication tools;

(h) Carry out other relevant duties as required.


Bachelor of Science or equivalent from a recognized university or technical institute in atmospheric or environmental sciences, environmental policy, geography, climatology, meteorology, engineering, or a closely related field.
A Master's degree or equivalent would be an advantage.

At least three years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in a project support role. Knowledge of greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollution international programmes; experience in organizing meetings, drafting and reviewing of technical reports and project proposals and related documents, and in supporting outreach activities.

Other requirements
Sense of responsibility, flexibility, maturity of judgement, initiative, originality of ideas and ability to work independently and in a team. Proven ability to write reports and documents. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal and analytical skills. Some knowledge of the activities of WMO or other United Nations agencies. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and foster diversity and team spirit.

Excellent knowledge of English. 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.)


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