South African Weather Service: Meteorological Authority Manager

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20 Feb, 2014

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Vacancies South Africa

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is a Section 3(a) public entity under the Ministry of
Water and Environmental Affairs. The company became a public entity on 15 July 2001 in
terms of the South African Weather Service Act (No. 8 of 2001). It is an authoritative voice for
weather and climate forecasting in South Africa and as a member of the World Meteorological
Organization (WMO) it complies with international meteorological standards. As an Aviation
Meteorological Authority, SAWS is designated by the state to provide weather services to the
aviation industry, marine and a range of other identified clients and to fulfil a range of
international obligations of the government.
The organisation reserves the right not to fill this position. South African Weather Service is
an equal opportunity employer.


Manager Meteorological Authority
Salary: R443 046 (Total Package R569 519) per annum
Centre: Pretoria


Key Performance Areas

The purpose of the job is to facilitate a safe, efficient and cost effective Meteorological (Met)
service, meeting users’ needs, in accordance with ICAO Standards and Recommended
Practices (SARPS) and national regulatory requirements

 Regulate and manage the standards of provision and dissemination of SA and appropriate
global aviation Met services, so as to meet user operational requirements in a cost
beneficial manner that contributes to safety, timeliness, efficiency, and regularity of
 Manage the planning, development and introduction into service of future civil aviation.
 Monitor and contribute to the formulation both of global and regional ICAO Met
 Manage the planning, development and introduction into service of future civil aviation
Met products.
 Provide the functions of the Met Authority for SA as per ICAO Annex 3, and to act as the
CAA focal point for civil aviation Met matters.
 Manage support staff and ensure the efficient administration of the section.
 Participate in all activities related to the implementation and/or maintenance of the SAWS
TQM system.


An appropriate qualification in Meteorology or equivalent qualification with 8-10
years of aviation forecasting or relevant experience. Knowledge of the impact of meteorology
on aircraft operations. Good understanding of the objectives and working practices of the
ICAO. Ability to communicate persuasively and effectively to national and international
audiences both verbally and in writing. Ability to listen and appreciate the divergent views of
various aviation disciplines and interests and to use tact and diplomacy to develop logical and
acceptable solutions to complex issues. Previous Met authority inspections experience would
be an added advantage.

Enquiries for the above-mentioned position must be directed to:
Mr LD Gcwensa, at Tel. (012) 367 6105

Applications for the above mentioned position must be submitted on form E1 obtainable from
the Weather Service offices or website (Click here to download application form), and should be accompanied
by a Comprehensive CV, as well as certified copies of qualifications. No faxed applications will
be accepted.

Forward your application stating the relevant reference number to the Chief Executive Officer,
South African Weather Service, Private Bag X097, Pretoria 0001, marked for the attention of
Ms. AT Dlepu.

Closing Date: 21 February 2014

Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. Candidates,
who have not been contacted within 3 months after the closing date of
this advertisement, please accept your application was unsuccessful.

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