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Technical Expert - Weather and Climate

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

a) At least a Masters’ degree in Meteorology, Climate Change, Geography, Environmental
Science, Spatial Sciences, Physics or a relevant field and at least 3 years of professional
experience working in similar roles. b) In lieu of the above, a Bachelor’s degree combined with minimum 4 years of professional
experience working in similar roles.
c) Advanced knowledge and skills in weather and climate technologies including working
with observation, model and climate projections data. Knowledge of the climate change
projections and the IPCC methodologies for climate risk assessments is required.
d) Knowledge and demonstrated experience in statistical and dynamical modeling,
especially in applied weather and climate topics such as weather forecasting, frost
mapping/forecasting and air quality monitoring, climate modeling, and using statistical
and dynamical models.
e) Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience working with statistical and mapping
software relevant in weather and climate studies i.e. R, Python, Google Earth Engine is
required and the candidate must demonstrate technical ability to use these tools. Skills in
using GIS and Remote Sensing software like ArcGIS, ENVI is an added advantage.
f) Knowledge of methods, theories and tools relevant in climate risk and resilience studies.
g) Good understanding and knowledge of weather and climate challenges in the Eastern &
Southern Africa region.
h) Peer reviewed publications in reputable journals will be an added advantage but is not a


a) Generate and advance knowledge, build thematic team skills, produce information for
decision making in the field of weather and climate applications, to support stakeholders
in the RCMRD member States region and beyond.
b) Provide technical input to activities and tasks under the thematic area. This input shall
include data discovery, data analysis, technical report writing, development of training
material and capacity building to thematic team members, stakeholders and partners.
c) Engage stakeholders and partners in problem identification and co-development of
solutions in the thematic area with the leadership of the Thematic Lead and in
consultation with the relevant staff within the SERVIR E&SA team.
d) Support the development of thematic work plans through the identification of needs and
priorities, and in consultation with the Thematic Lead.
e) Generate innovative ideas and methods for data analysis, use programming software, and
provide quality outputs for inclusion in the delivery of services under the thematic area.
f) Collaborate in writing and publishing technical reports, peer reviewed articles and articles
for general audiences that advance awareness and contribute knowledge and information
to development of decision making in the Eastern &Southern Africa region.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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