Director Forecasting Services Employment Opportunity – Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

Organisation: Uganda National Meteorological
Authority (UNMA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive
About US:
Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) is a
statutory body established by UNMA Act, 2012. The Act empowers UNMA to provide
for the control and development of technically sound and scientific
meteorological services in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Director Forecasting Services will oversee
the Operations of Short and Medium range Weather Forecast and Alerts for
Aeronautical and Public Weather Services, including Engineering and ICT.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Head of the Directorate of Forecasting Services
Advises the Executive Director on Forecasting
Prepares Annual work plans and budgets for the
Supervises and appraises senior staff in the Directorate
Responsible for weather forecasting, public
weather services, and aeronautical services including briefing;
Maintains equipment standards and ensure that
communication procedures are adhered to as specified by World Meteorological
Organization (WMO);
Coordinates and implements activities of WMO
Commissions for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) and Marine Meteorology (CMM);
Ensures an efficient telecommunication system
for rapid dissemination and exchange of meteorological data and products;
Identifies and initiates procurement of relevant
technical equipment used for forecasting;
Identifies skills and competency gaps in the
Coordinates the implementation of Quality
Management System in the Directorate.
Ensures directorates performance and financial
targets are met
Ensures implementation of Quality Management
System in the Directorate.
Performs any other relevant duties as may be
assigned to him/her by the Executive

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the Uganda National
Meteorological Authority (UNMA) Director Forecasting Services job must hold an
Honors Degree in Natural Sciences (either; Meteorology, Physics, Mathematics,
environment or geography) obtained from a
recognized University.
A Masters’ degree in Meteorology.
A Professional qualification in Numerical
Weather Prediction or Nowcasting.
Additional qualification in either Public
Administration, Business Administration or Management Studies is an added
A minimum of eight years of working experience
(3 of which should be at senior management level) in a related field, working
with a reputable organization with a clear knowledge in government systems.
Chart Analysis skills
Management and Research skills with proven
ability to write technical documents and
Communication with international scientific
Age: 35 years and above.
How to Apply:
All applications must be accompanied with recent CVs
detailing work experience, present position, and current remuneration,
professional and educational qualifications. Applicants must also include a
copy of their National Identity Card and three (3) referees (including their
names, workplace and contact details).
Females are encouraged to apply and Applications should be
physically delivered to the address below;
The Executive Director,
Uganda National Meteorological Authority,
Plot 22/28 Port Bell Road, Luzira.
P.O Box 7025
Deadline: 9th
March 2020 by 5:00pm
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