Manager Forecasting Job Placement – Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

Job Title:   Manager Forecasting
Organisation: Uganda National Meteorological
Authority (UNMA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director
Forecasting
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 Manager Forecasting will supervise major
operations at a Forecasting Office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Supervising and appraising all Principal and
Senior Meteorologist in the Directorate of Forecasting Services.
·       
Oversee day to day operations at the National
Meteorological Centre (NMC control tower operations office, Met. Briefing
office at the airport terminal building and Upper Air Sounding Station at the
old airport.
·       
Manage the duty roster of National
Meteorological Centre.
·       
Responsible for provision of professional
weather services in accordance with the standards of the World Meteorological
Organization (WMO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
·       
Ensuring that the international techniques of
weather forecasting are adhered to and are regularly validated in day to day
operations.
·       
Coordinate the implementation of Quality
Management System for aeronautical meteorological service provision.
·       
Perform any other duties that may be assigned
from time to time by the immediate supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the Uganda National
Meteorological Authority (UNMA) Manager Forecasting job must hold an Honors
Degree in Meteorology obtained from a recognized University.
·       
A Masters’ degree in Meteorology from a
recognized University.
·       
A Professional qualification in Numerical
Weather Prediction or Nowcasting.
·       
Six years of working experience in a related
field, 2 years of which at senior level, working with a reputable organization
with a clear knowledge in government systems. 
·       
Plotting and Chart analysis
·       
Clear understanding of aeronautical services in
light of the evolving national and international standards with a view to
maximize aviation safety.
·       
Age: 30 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
Kampala-Uganda
Deadline: 9th
March 2020 by 5:00pm
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