13 May, 2024

Data Request and Outreach Officer

Vanuatu Meteorology & Geo-Hazards Dept, Climate Information Services for Resilient Development (CISRD) or Van-KIRAP project,


Port Vila


Due Date: 




Full time


Organisation Description: 

Vanuatu is among the most vulnerable countries on earth to the increasing impacts of climate change, including climate-related natural disasters and the effects of slow-onset events such as sea-level rise and ocean acidification.  In an effort to address these challenges, the Government of Vanuatu, through VMGD and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have successfully secured financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to develop and implement the Vanuatu Climate Information Services for Resilient Development (CISRD) Project.

The primary purpose of the CISRD project is to develop and strengthen climate resilient development in Vanuatu, with emphasis on supporting climate smart adaptation and disaster risk management policy and planning.  The project aims to do this by building institutional and community-based capacity and providing critical resources to facilitate transformational and sustainable change in the application of science-based evidence to inform decision-making for relevant policy development and planning processes.  This support will be delivered through provision of tailored Climate Information Services (CIS) specifically aligned with relevant national strategies for priority sectors, to address information gaps and priority needs of target beneficiaries ('next' and 'end'-users of CIS) at national, provincial and local community levels.


Job Desctiption:

The Climatologist CIS - Request and Outreach officer will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and the Climate Manager at VMGD. The Officer will assume direct responsibility to   co-ordinate data requests and climate outreach programs for VMGD. The main role of the Climatologist CIS - Request and Outreach officer but not limited to; is to attend and manage clients' requests. Prepare and provide data requested. Provide quarterly reports on number and types of requests and assist with organization of WMO awareness day/week.

This position is a full time and will be for 3 years contract. The Climatologist CIS - Request and Outreach officer will be based at the VMGD Department. The incumbent will report for day to day matters including agreement of work programs to the VMGD PIU Project Manager.


Selection Criteria:

Qualification: Diploma or Year 13

Special Business Education: WMO Class IV

Experience: 2-3 years in a scientific field or similar position. Data management.

Management/Supervisory Skills: NA.

Special Skills: Computer skills, Statistical skills .

Thinking style : Analytical thinker & practical.

Communication/ Interpersonal Skills : Standard of verbal and written communication skills including report writing.

Behavioural Competencies : Cooperate as a team work, Punctuality, Respect, trustworthy.

Language: Fluent in English, plus French/ Bislama.




How to Apply

Apply by:

In person


Contact Person:

Moirah Matou


Contact Phone:

(678) 24686


Email to send applications to:



Postal Address or location to apply in person:

Vanuatu Meteorology & Geo-Hazards Dept
PMB 9054
Port Vila




How to apply - more information:

Interested applicants should send their application letter, resume, written work samples and name and current contact details of three referees to Moirah Matou via email or mail to 'confidential', VMGD, PMB 9054, Port Vila, Vanuatu, by 5:00pm, Friday 24th  May, 2024.

 For further information on the above job please contact the employer directly.


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