UNMA Careers – Director of Forecasting

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 Director
of Forecasting will responsible for ensuring analyses of daily data and issue
real time weather forecasts whilst providing aeronautical meteorological
services and public weather services
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Serves as the Directorate of Forecasting
  • Guides the Executive Director on
    Forecasting matters
  • Prepares annual work plans and budgets for
    the Directorate
  • Manages, mentors and appraises senior sta
    in the Directorate
  • Actively
    coordinates preparation and submission of reports of the
  • Responsible for weather forecasting,
    public weather service, and briefing services
  • Maintain equipment standards and
    communication procedures as specified by WMO;
  • Actively coordinate and implement
    activities of WMO Commissions for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) and
    Marine Meteorology (CMM);
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for this placement
    should hold an Honors Bachelor in Natural Sciences and a Master’s degree
    Meteorology or related fields (Environmental Studies, Agriculture,
    Forestry, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences from a recognized university.
    Additional training in either Public Administration, Business
    Administration or Management studies is an added advantage
  • A minimum of eight or more years
    experience in a related field, working with a reputable organization, two years
    of which must be at a senior managerial level.
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: consultant@futureoptionsug.com.
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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