UNMA Job Opportunity – Director of Training and Research

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 Training and Research will provide
overall leadership and coordination in training and research and information
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will lead the Directorate of
    Training and Research.
  • Guide the Executive Directorate of
    Training and Research.
  • Develop training programme for the
  • Actively coordinate training programmes
    for the Authority.
  • In charge of preparing annual work plans
    and budgets for the Directorate
  • Define a research agenda and prepare
    research topics related to the mandate of the Authority and relevant to
    the development needs of the country.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    an Honors Bachelor in Natural Sciences and a Masters’ degree in
    Meteorology or related fields (Environmental studies, Agriculture,
    Forestry, Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences). Additional training in
    either Public Administration, Business Administration or Management
    Studies is an added advantage
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in a
    related field with a reputable organization, 2 years of which should 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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