Senior Technician Job Careers – Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

Senior Technician Job Careers – Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

Job Title:   Senior Technician

Organisation: Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Telecommunication Engineer

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 Senior Technician will ensure smooth operations of all Telecommunications Infrastructure of UNMA.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Makes certain that the maintenance and operation of all Electro-mechanical and Electronic systems at the Authority infrastructures are supportive of the operations of UNMA;
  • Monitors, reviews and reports on the activities of service providers and contractors hired by UNMA for electrical and electronic contracts’ works and services;
  • Ensures that electrical safety codes and other associate regulations are in place and adhered to;
  • Prepares regular operational status reports on the electro-mechanical and electronic systems and security in line with the UNMA mission; and
  • Supervises and appraises Technicians in his/her section.
  • Prepares work plans and maintains schedules of all instruments and electronic installations.
  • Ensures maintenance of a log book for all equipment and activities undertaken by the technical section with regard to repairs and maintenance.
  • Responsible for planning on job training for junior officers and users of equipment and services.
  • Oversees the implementation of the design and modification of instruments according to agreed specification and requirements.
  • Supervises the maintenance of regular equipment service requirements.
  • Oversees day to day operations of all workshops and log book for repair tools and kit
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Key Results

  • Inventory of equipment
  • Maintenance Programme for all UNMA equipment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) Senior Technician job must hold a Higher Diploma in Engineering, preferably in Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical from a recognized institution.
  • A Bachelors in Telecommunications, Electricals or Electronic engineering is an added advantage
  • A minimum of four years of experience in a reputable organization.
  • Good knowledge of GSM Microwave systems
  • Ability to diagnose and trouble shoot faults in electro-mechanical systems
  • Team player
  • Age: 30 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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