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

    Job Purpose

  • 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

  • Chart Analysis

  • 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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