Managerial Jobs – Executive Director at Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

Job Title:   Executive Director
Organisation: Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
About US:
Uganda National Meteorological Authority (formerly Department of
Meteorology) under Ministry of Water and Environment is a semi-autonomous
government authority for weather and climate services (UNMA Act. 2012) and a
focal institution to Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an
international body mandated to carryout scientific research on climate change.
Job Summary: The Executive Director will serve as the Chief
Executive Ocer of the Authority employed on a full time basis, a
person of high moral character and proven integrity, with the relevant
qualifications and experience relating to the functions of the Authority
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will serve as the Secretary
    to the Board.
  • Ensure effective implementation of the
    functions of the Authority;
  • Ensure that the meteorological services
    are provided in a timely and business-like manner;
  • Identify areas in which meteorological
    instruments may be installed;
  • Ensure that meteorological services are
    provided to the end user eciently, eectively
    and in a cost eective manner;
  • Conduct functions which the Minister may
    consider desirable for the proper functioning of the Authority.
  • As provided for in World Meteorological
    Organization Basic Documents No. 1 (Conventions, General Regulations, Sta
    Regulations, Financial Regulations (WMO No. 15, he/she is Permanent
    Representative (PR) of Uganda with WMO and acts on technical matters for
    the member state between Sessions of Congress.
  • Provide meteorological services to
    customers and the public in the most ecient and eective
  • Manage the aairs of the Authority in a
    business-like and cost-eective manner in accordance
    with modern management practices and techniques, in particular apply its
    operations the best standards of financial management and accounting;
  • Ensure that the Authority operations are
    designed for the provision of the best services to its customers and
    maintain a high degree of responsiveness to their needs.
  • Perform any other relevant duties as may
    be assigned to him/her by the Board of Directors of the Authority
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold an
    Honours Bachelors’ degree in Natural Sciences obtained from a recognised
    university plus a Masters’ degree in Meteorology, Management,
    Organisational Development or related fields (Environmental studies,
    Agriculture, Forestry, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, Business
    Management, Social Sciences. A PhD in a related field is an added
  • A minimum of ten years working experience
    in a related field working with a reputable organization 3 of which should
    be at senior managerial level.
  • A minimum of five years’ management
    experience, with responsibility for strategy development, personnel
    management and financial management,
  • Past management experience in both
    personnel and budget control, experience of managing high-level
    stakeholder relationships in both the public and the private sectors,
    including inter-governmental relationships.
  • Proven ability to deal with UN Agencies in
    resource mobilization, negotiation skills and familiarity with national
    Government of Uganda and Development Partners funding,
  • Demonstrated management and leadership
    skills with clear vision, including a track history of creativity,
    innovation, self-drive, and results-orientation;
  • High professional and ethical standards in
    line with integrity requirements of service and leadership in the Public
Age: less than 65 years
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an
application letter, updated resume /CV, copies of academic documents &
professional qualifications along with contact details of at least three
professional referees to: The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th
Floor, Diamond Trust Building, Kampala Road, P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda
either by post, courier, hand delivery or email to:
Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject
line of your application letter.
NB: Only the shortlisted candidates will be
Deadline: 4th May 2015 by 5PM

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