WMO recruits a scientific officer in charge of WMO work on the implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and its Vienna Convention



Atmospheric Environment and Research (AER) Division
Science and Innovation Department


Under the supervision of the Director Science and Innovation (SI) Department, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

(a) Keep informed of research developments in, and new requirements for the observations and modelling of the chemical composition and physical characteristics of the atmosphere, especially those related to stratospheric ozone and atmospheric radiation;

(b) Lead WMO work on the implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and its Vienna Convention in close relation with other international organizations, experts and partners, participation and contribution to discussions relevant to science and research, coordination of monitoring activities, quality control, data management, modelling and capacity development initiatives and projects, representation of WMO at meeting of Parties of MoP/VC and support linkages of this topic with climate change and other connected societal problems related to atmospheric composition;

(c) Support implementation of the research, observations, modelling, training and communication related to total ozone and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, etc. working closely with the relevant programmes/projects within and outside WMO;

(d) Support the implementation of the new Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme Plan and its future updates, working closely with the relevant GAW groups and coordinating inputs from the other relevant groups within the Science and Innovation Department, Infrastructure and Services Commissions, Cabinet Office of the Secretary-General, Governance Services Department and Regional Offices;

(e) Support the Rolling Review of Requirements and WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) activities within the GAW Programme and keep abreast of the developments in observational capabilities, including the satellite measurement of the atmospheric chemical composition in cooperation with the relevant groups under the Technical Commission on Infrastructure;

(f) Coordinate the implementation of the data management and WMO Data Policy in relation to research data within GAW, working in collaboration with the Atmospheric Composition World Data Centers, GAW Station Information System (GAWSIS) and the WMO Information System (WIS);

(g) Lead communication and outreach activities of the Division, including the ozone day, coordinate preparation of, and contribute to relevant bulletins, correspondence and technical documents including ozone depletions in the Arctic, ozone-depleting substances, links and impact on climate, UV levels and health, etc.;

(h) Act as WMO/GAW focal point for collaboration with relevant international organizations and research projects as required;

(i) Provide Secretariat support for relevant constituent bodies and other relevant groups of WMO;

(j) Carry out other relevant duties as required.

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March 13, 2023