Deadline: 30 May 2024

Published: 29 May 2024

UNESCO is looking for a Co-Design Programme Support Officer. This position will focus on contributing to the development of the co-design approach in areas relevant across the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and to link to the WMO Rolling Review of Requirements (RRR) process, as well as areas contributing to supporting the Ocean Observing Co-Design programme in general and GOOS’s activities in the Ocean Decade.

Duties/Tasks and Expected Output

Under the supervision of Emma Heslop, Programme Specialist for the Global Ocean Observing System and secretariat lead for GOOS in the Ocean Decade, and in close coordination with the Ocean Observing Co-Design programme management team, the consultant will carry out the following tasks:

  1. Support the development of the relevant Co-Design Exemplar projects, linked to WMO interests, with an initial focus on Tropical Cyclones, Storm Surge, Marine Carbon Cycle, and Marine Heatwaves. Supporting connection of relevant activities of WMO (e.g., Tropical cyclone program, Global Greenhouse Gas Watch (G3W), Early Warnings for All initiative (EW4All)) to these Exemplars, and thereby ensuring mutual benefits and experience sharing.
  2. Help build partnerships between observing, modelling, and intermediary users/service provider communities across climate, forecasting, and hazard warning application areas.
  3. Consider and clarify the role of co-design for WMO processes, in particular interaction with the operationally oriented WMO RRR process.
  4. Assist GOOS in making the appropriate connections to the WMO RRR process and observational impact studies.
  5. Develop a view of emerging users, their needs and products/services beyond the traditional goals of WMO Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)
  6. Support the identification of major in situ project areas or regions for collaboration for the initial 4 targeted Exemplar Projects, and links with WMO activities.
  7. Support as appropriate IOC and WMO joint resource mobilization efforts.

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