UNMA Director Training and Research Jobs in Uganda

UNMA Director Training and Research 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 Training and Research

    Job Purpose

  • To provide over all leadership and coordination in training and research as well as information management.

    Main 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 Directorate.

  • Supervises and appraises senior staff in the Directorate

  • Coordinates preparation and submission of reports of the Directorate

  • Identifies skills and competency gaps in the Directorate.

  • 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 Authority.

  • 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 with other Directorates and individual staff in the development of portfolios for operational research engagement.

  • 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 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.

  • Additional qualification in either Public Administration, Business Administration or Management Studies or a PhD is an added advantage.

  • At least 8 years working experience in a related field with a reputable organization, 3 years of which should be at senior management level.

  • Age 35 years and above.

    Skills and Requirements

  • Curriculum development

  • Management and Research skills

  • Proven ability to write technical documents

  • ICT with ability to communicate with international scientific teams

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNMA Director Training and Research Jobs in Uganda


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