Numerical Weather Prediction Specialist at Rwanda Meteorology Agency (METEO)

Numerical Weather Prediction Specialist

Job responsibilities

Under the immediate supervision of the Meteo Rwanda-PIU coordinator of the Volcanoes Community Resilience Project (VCRP), he/she will closely follow up the implementation for the activity on “set up and configure WRF-Hydro and links to NWP models and workflows, development of impact-based rainfall/flood forecast, development of nowcasting tool together with the radar software and data processing specialist among others.

In line with the above, the incumbent will:

  • Ensure the use of High-Performance computing systems at Meteo Rwanda
  • Ensure the validation, the deployment of numerical weather Prediction products elaborated at Meteo Rwanda for the use by the hydrological models.
  • Ensure technology transfer in the area of Numerical Weather Prediction, mainly assimilation of in-situ and satellite data;
  • Contribute to research activities in the field of Numerical Weather Prediction in Africa.
  • Prepare technical document for the use of Meteo Rwanda’s Numerical Weather Prediction Products
  • Contribute to the evaluation of Numerical Weather Prediction products.
  • Contribute to preparation and organization of training workshops in the area of Numerical Weather Prediction;
  • Perform any duty that maybe assigned to him or her in line with the activities and operations of Meteo Rwanda

NOTE: A Minimum working experience of 3 years in the use of Numerical Weather Prediction Models is required;

Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Meteorology or Master’s Degree in Atmospheric science and climate from recognized university or Meteorological School or Institute or equivalent of WMO class I with 3 Years of relevant experience


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