Meteorology Expert

Date limite de candidature :06-May-21 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)
Catégorie supplémentaire :Développement durable et réduction de la pauvreté
Type de contrat :IPSA (Short-Term)
Niveau du poste :IPSA-12
Langues requises :
Durée du contrat initial6 months

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a)   UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.

b)   Any official travel expected to be associated with performing the functions will be paied by

UNDP  subject to  prior  authorization by  the  supervisor.  The airfairs  and Daily  Subsistence

Allowance (DSA) will be determined by the UNDP’s travel policies and guidelines.

Office/Unit/Project Description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The Regional Office for West Asia delivers advisory services and capacity building support to countries to achieve environment and sustainable development objectives. This consultancy is established at the West Asia Office within the framework of the Strategic Cooperation Agreement between UNEP and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Consultant will report to the Programme Manager at UNEP West Asia Office.

The consultancy will be conducted within the overall government approach to performance reporting as indicated in Saudi’s vision 2030, the national transformation program and the national environment strategy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Institutional Arrangement

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager in UNEP West Asia Office and in coordination with the respective department in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Saudi Arabia and the National Centre for Meteorology

Devoirs et responsabilités

Scope of Work

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager in UNEP West Asia Office and in coordination with the respective department in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Saudi Arabia and the National Centre for Meteorology, the Consultant will carry-out, inter alia, the following duties & responsibilities:

Support the National Centre for Meteorology in improvement of existing weather forecasting capabilities, including:

  • verification of quality of local forecasting products
  • accuracy analysis of satellite precipitation estimates
  • inclusion of new modelling data sources into the local meteorological forecasting
  • Provide advice on the inclusion of assimilation processes in the local models
  • Provide support in further enhancements of the local meteorological models

Support the National Centre for Meteorology in data format, data flow and data processing for meteorological forecasting

Develop trainings materials and provide trainings on:

  • Access to automatic weather station data and use of GTS resources
  • Data projections
  • Introduction of assimilation of weather radar and satellite data in forecasting models
  • Meteorological data formats

Support the National Centre for Meteorology in weather radar analysis and processing

Undertake assessment of other training and capacity development needs on meteorology in the centre and develop corresponding report and training plan.




Working days per


Delivery date

1.   Assess,   design,   develop

and implement monitored forescasting and delivery system services.

1.1. Local  forecasting  data  and  procucts

verified, new model of data sources developed, training manuals produced and staff trained on weather station data, analysis and use.


October 2021



Professionalism:  Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Qualifications et expériences requises

Min. Academic Education

Master’s degree (or higher) in meteorology, hydrology, environmental

science, or any related field. Bachelor’s degree with additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Min. years of relevant

Work experience

Minimum 10 years of professional experience working with global and

local meteorological forecasting models and data formats, flows and processing

Required  skills and


Previous practical experience in meteorology is required.

Desired additional skills

and competencies

Practical experience in acquisition, analysis and assimilation of weather

radar data, analysis of satellite precipitation estimates and introduction

into local models is desireable.

Required Language(s) (at

working level)

Fluency in written and spoken English is required, proficiency in Arabic

is preferred

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