Bilingual Secretary wanted now @ WMO

World meteorological Organisation (WMO) which was formerly called
international Metrological organization (IMO) in the 1873, during the
Vienna congress to facilitate the exchange of weather information across
national borders has now become the world leader in international
cooperation in the delivery and use of high-quality, authoritative
weather, climate, hydrological and related environmental services. This
is powered by the United Nations (UN) with its 191 members of state and
territories to improve the societal well-being of every nation. It is
the UN system’s authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the
earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the
weather and climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water

Meteorological Congress assembles delegates of Members once every four
years to determine general policies for the fulfillment of the purposes
of the Organization; to consider membership of the Organization; to
determine the General, Technical, Financial and Staff Regulations; to
establish and coordinate the activities of constituent bodies of the
Organization; to approve long-term plans and budget for the following
financial period; to elect the President and Vice-Presidents of the
Organization and members of the Executive Council; and to appoint the
Secretary-General. To this effect, the World Meteorological Congress
seizes this opportunity to recruit a highly qualified locally-recruited
Bilingual Secretary (G.4level) for its Office for North, Central and
West Africa, located in Abuja, Nigeria.

VACANCY; Bilingual Secretary

Job location; Abuja, Nigeria

Level: G.4

Commencement of Duty: 1st September, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter

Core purpose of the job is to;

the overall supervision of the WMO Representative for North, Central
and West Africa and under direct supervision of the National Programme
Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Classify all the incoming and outgoing correspondences.

Prepare the monthly accounts of the Office.

Prepare correspondence, some of which are highly confidential in both French and English.

appointments and maintain the supervisors’ calendar, place and screen
telephone calls and answer queries with discretion

lists of names, addresses and telephone numbers of relevant partners
(Ministers, Government Officials and members of the Diplomatic Corps and
Donor Organizations)

Transmit the outgoing mails.

Maintain the proper Office filling system

travel arrangements (flight booking and purchase of tickets) for the
supervisors and perform liaison duties with other offices

Prepare briefing material for the supervisors for use on Official trips or special meetings

Perform any other assignment that he/she may be directed.

Discipline required and other related desires;

Completed Secondary School Education or equivalent Administration Studies with corresponding Diploma.

A minimum of 8 years progressively responsible experience in secretarial functions.

possess demonstrated ability to work with Microsoft Office software,
word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software and multi-tasking
systems (e-mail, agendas, etc.) and the use of Oracle I-Procurement and
ELIOS applications.

experience in screening and filtering incoming correspondence and
documents and working experience in a United Nations or related
international organization.

communication and interpersonal skills and ability to draft and produce
correspondence, to take minutes of meetings, to manage and balance
workloads and timelines within a multi-structured environment.

Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail.

Excellent typing skills.

Excellent knowledge of English and French (oral and written).

Knowledge of other UN official languages would be an advantage

Benefit/ Salary

term of two years with possibility of renewal pending funding and
satisfactory performance after an initial probationary period of one
year, which can be extended up to a maximum of two years

Method of Application

and qualified candidates should apply by creating a Profile Online in
the WMO e-recruitment system, print the profile and send it along with a
cover letter (not more than one page) to the WMO Representative via the

Application Closing Date; 21st July, 2017

Please note; all application must reach the above address on or before the closing date.

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted

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