For an upcoming programme in Kenya, Mott MacDonald is currently proposing for, we are looking for a METEOROLOGIST.
Background of the programme:
The Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project aims to improve the water resources management of Kenya’s 6 main catchments. The current catchment plans require substantial revision, especially in relation to spatial information and strategic visioning.
The governmental agency, Kenya’s Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA), responsible for catchment plan development and implementation requires consultancy support to realise state-of-the-art knowledge and database management and to facilitate stakeholder processes for decision-making. The scope of the programme is thus to develop the capacity of WRMA in terms of tools, skills and infrastructure, to deliver on the core functions of project component “Strengthening Water Management and Planning”. This includes on-the-job development capacity building on the development of databases and new information systems, models, tools that will support WRMA’s work. The expected results of the programme are:
- A stronger WRMA institution that has strengthened capacity to carry out its core functions;
- Six integrated catchment management plans that outline the critical land and water resources development and management elements in a manner that is based on extensive knowledge-driven analysis and meets the expectations of all key-stakeholders.
Tasks of the METEOROLOGIST are, among others:
- Take the lead in the design, operation and maintenance of meteorological network instrumentation
- Coordinate with other staff setting up/improving monitoring systems for hydrological, geo-hydrological, water quality and flood forecasting data
- Apply satellite imagery in reinforcing missing data
- Build capacity of WRMA staff to use, operate and maintain meteorological network instrumentation
- Post-graduate degree in Meteorology.
- At least 20 years of international experience in meteorological network design and operations.
- Experience in applying satellite imagery to reinforce missing data.
- Experience with seasonal weather and climate modelling is preferred.
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
- Experience of working on International Development Agency (IDA) or bilateral funded projects is preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
The expected input for this role is [INTERMITTENT]. The total duration of this programme is 3 years. Employment will be on freelance basis.