Regional Climate Services Co-Production Capacity Building Officer

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Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER) is an initiative funded by The UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the Met Office, the UK’s national weather service. WISER’s mission is to deliver transformational change in the quality, accessibility and use of weather and climate information services at all levels of decision making for sustainable development in Africa.

Under the WISER programme, a project titled “WISER Support to IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) Project” (W2-SIP) is being implemented from March 2018- March 2020 by a consortium of institutions that includes ICPAC, United Kingdom Met Office (UKMO), Columbia University International Research Institute for Climate & Society (IRI) and its’ Enhancing National Climate Services Initiative (ENACTS), North Carolina State University (NCSU), and CARE International.

The project’s overall outcome is to contribute to enhancing the resilience of poor people and of economic development to weather and climate related shocks. It aims to do this by increasing the use of co-produced reliable weather and climate services to inform regional and national level policy and decision making. In doing so, the project will strengthen the capacity of ICPAC to deliver wide-reaching, usable, new, improved weather and climate products and services that are anchored in principles of coproduction and user engagement. 

The Regional Climate Services Co-Production Capacity Building Officer (CBO) is primarily responsible for supporting the development of ICPAC’s technical capacity for improved coproduction and delivery of climate services, and supporting the institutional capacity strengthening needs of regional CIS-users.