UNMA Job Vacancies – Director Applied Meteorology, Data and Climate Services

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 Applied Meteorology, Data and Climate
Services will oversee the analysis of data, and issue timely climate forecasts
and advise accordingly.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Guides the Executive Directorate on
    Applied Meteorology, Data and Climate Services
  • Supervises running of Dynamical Climate
    Models to provide general and user specific meteorological products;
  • Ensures production of climate change
    indices and projections;
  • Manages the preparation of national
    agro-meteorological and hydro-meteorological products.
  • Oversees the production of timely seasonal
    climate forecasts and advisories;
  • Supervises research on climate
    variability, climate change detection, attribution and prediction.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The incumbent should preferably hold an
    Honors Bachelor in Natural Sciences and an additional Master’s degree in
    Meteorology or related fields (Environmental studies, Agriculture,
    Forestry, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences)
  • Additional training in either Public
    Administration, Business Administration or Management Studies is an added
  • Eight or more 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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