Director of Station Networks and Observations Employment Opportunity – Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

Job Title:    Director of Station Networks and Observations

Organisation: Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Executive Director


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 of Station Networks and Observations will set, harmonize, interpret and implement national, regional and international weather observation standards; and generate relevant data on weather at the national level.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Establish weather and climate needs (needs assessment) for stakeholders to guide them in their planning;
  • Establish Directorate’s resource needs (staff and finances) in light of national, regional and global requirements;
  • Set quality management systems to assure adherence and compliance to weather and climate related standards at national, regional and global level;
  • Customize regional and global weather observation standards to national circumstances relating to the key sectors;
  • Interpret weather and climate data needs of key sectors to mitigate disaster weather and climate related risks;
  • Generate evidence-based data and information for the design and development of a responsive station network (including; Synoptic, Agro-Met, Hydro-Met and Rainfall stations);
  • Produce reports on WMO on matters relating to station networks and observations;
  • Mobilize private-public partners to enhance weather observations in the country; and
  • Perform any other relevant duties as may be assigned to him/her by Supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences, (Meteorology, Physics Chemistry, Geography) from a recognized University;
  • Must have a Master’s Degree in Meteorology or Environment studies or Agriculture or Forestry or Hydrology or Atmospheric sciences from a recognized University;
  • A Postgraduate qualification in Public Administration or Business Administration or Management Studies in Meteorology or ICT is an added advantage.
  • At least (8) eight years working experience in a related field with a reputable organization with minimum of three years of experience at Senior Managerial level.
  • Administration and organizational skills;
  • Computer, Financial Management and Communication skills;
  • Analytical, planning and Interpersonal skills;
  • Team leadership skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions on a day-to-day basis regarding management, allocation and control of funds and other resources; and
  • Ability to handle complex issues of an organization.


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: 19th May 2021 by 5:00pm


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