Director Training and Research Job Placement – 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 Training and Research will
provide over all leadership and coordination in training and research as well
as information management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Head of the Directorate of Training and Research
Advises the Executive Director on Training and
Research matters
Prepares Annual work plans and budgets for the
Supervises and appraises senior staff in the
Coordinates preparation and submission of
reports of the Directorate
Identifies skills and competency gaps in the
Coordinate training programmes for the Authority
Ensures the implementation of Quality Management
System in the Directorate
Continuously collaborates with relevant academic
institutions in the design and development of suitable course content where
necessary to address the human resource development (HRD) needs of the
Coordinates the development of a research agenda
and prepares research
topics related to the mandate of the Authority
and relevant to the development needs of the country in collaboration with
other UNMA Directorates and stakeholders.
Coordinates the other Directorates and
individual staff in the development of portfolios for operational research
Ensures that post training evaluation of fellows
on the relevance and quality of their training is undertaken.
Supervises the development and implementation of
public education programmes about weather, climate and climate change.
Oversees the development of suitable materials
and promotes partnership
linkages for sustainable awareness creation.
Ensures that Library facilities are continuously
equipped, updated and fully functional.
Supports in the financial resource mobilization
strategy of UNMA, especially
for Training and research programmes.
Performs any other relevant duties as may be
assigned to him/her by the
Executive Director. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the Uganda National
Meteorological Authority (UNMA) Director Training and Research job must hold an
honours Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences obtained from a recognized
A Master’s degree in Meteorology or related
fields (Environmental studies, Agriculture, Forestry, Geography, Hydrology and
Atmospheric Sciences) from a recognized University.
Additional qualification in either Public
Administration, Business Administration or Management Studies or a PhD is an
added advantage.
At least eight years of working experience in a
related field with a reputable organization, 3 years of which should be at
senior management level.
Curriculum development skills
Management and Research skills
Proven ability to write technical documents
ICT with ability to communicate with
international scientific teams.
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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