UNMA Director Forecasting Services Jobs in Uganda
UNMA Director Forecasting Services Jobs in Uganda 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.
The Authority seeks to recruit competent and well-motivated Ugandans to fill the vacant positions of;
Director Forecasting Services
To over-see the Operations of Short and Medium range Weather Forecast and Alerts for Aeronautical and Public Weather Services, including Engineering and ICT.
Qualification and Experience
An Honors Degree in Natural Sciences (either; Meteorology, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Agriculture, Forestry) or Post Graduate Diploma in Meteorology obtained from a recognized University.
A Masters’ Degree in Meteorology or related fields (Environmental studies, Agriculture, Forestry, Geography, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences) from a recognized University.
A Professional qualification in Numerical Weather Prediction or Nowcasting.
Additional qualification in either Public Administration, Business Administration or Management Studies is an added advantage.
At least 8 years 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.
Age 35 years and above.
Duties and Responsibilities
Head of the Directorate of Forecasting Services
Advises the Executive Director on Forecasting matters
Prepares Annual work plans and budgets for the Directorate
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 Directorate
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 Director.
Essential Skills and Requirements
Management and Research skills with proven ability to write technical documents and
Communication with international scientific teams.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; UNMA Director Forecasting Services Jobs in Uganda
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