Job Opportunity at RIMES

Available Position: Meteorologist

  1. Scope of Work

The Meteorologist shall support the development of the forecaster workstation in the Risk Knowledge Applications (RKA) Department. He/she will ensure technical soundness and user-responsiveness of the design, features, and functionalities of the end-to-end integrated software applications and programs for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs).

Major duties and responsibilities:

Requirements Analysis and Software Systems Design

    1. Lead the development/updating of the assessment approach, methodology, and questionnaires for the design, customization, and/or updating of software systems for meteorological, aero-meteorological, and ocean/marine forecasting;
    2. Conduct desk review and scoping of the observation, monitoring, and forecasting process of operational forecasters, meteorologists, aero-meteorologists, and oceanographers;
    3. Provide technical guidance on the design and development/customization/updating of RIMES software systems for meteorological, aero-meteorological, and ocean/marine forecasting; this includes:
      1. Integration of forecast process, models, and products in key software systems;
      2. Testing and refinement of the systems to ensure quality and responsiveness to the technical needs and requirements of target users;
      3. Documentation of users’ experiences and feedback on the software systems;
      4. Facilitating workshops, forums, and/or meetings related to data management and forecast generation in the software systems;

Modeling and Forecasting

        1. Develop and implement forecasting strategies and procedures to ensure accurate and reliable weather prediction;
        2. Ensure that forecast quality complies with established standards and protocols, and meets the needs/requirements of NMHSs;
        3. Evaluate and incorporate advanced technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, into forecasting processes;
        4. Develop and implement quality assurance processes to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of forecasts;
        5. Conduct regular audits and reviews of forecasting performance, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective measures;

Research, Development, and Knowledge Sharing

    1. Foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, innovation, and continuous professional development, including staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in meteorological science, technology, and forecasting techniques;
    2. Conduct research aimed at assessing and improving the forecast process, models, methodologies, and tools;
    3. Explore opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with global/regional forecasting centers and research institutions to enhance meteorological capabilities;
    4. Provide technical guidance and support to national meteorological agencies to strengthen their forecasting capabilities, and data management systems;
    5. Design and conduct technical training and capacity-building activities for NMHSs and relevant stakeholders;
    6. Contribute to the development and dissemination of best practices, guidelines, and training materials related to weather forecasting and early warning systems;
    7. Participate in project planning or progress meetings with RIMES and/or stakeholders;
    8. Other duties as assigned by the EWS Specialist, and RIMES Director.
  1. Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or any related field, and at least two (2) years of combined work experience in operational weather forecasting, modeling, and/or climate prediction.


  • At least three (3) years of national and/or international experience in meteorology, specifically in operational weather or climate prediction and statistical and/or dynamical climate models and/or developing weather and/or climate tools, products, and services
  • At least two (2) years of work experience in conducting weather or climate impact assessments and developing adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • Involved in at least one (1) project with the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and/or international organizations in generating forecasts, outlooks, and/or impact advisories based on location-specific weather and climate forecast information would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with the institutions/organizations as well as approaches and concepts in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), early warning, and climate change adaptation (CCA)

Skills and Abilities:

  • High understanding of climate and weather hazards particularly related to rainfall, extreme temperatures, tropical cyclones, and storms among others
  • Expert in weather and climate analysis software commonly used in meteorology and/or climatology
  • Proficiency in impact-based forecasting, early warning, DRRM, and CCA concepts
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and planning skills
  • Strong communication,  interpersonal, and writing skills
  • Ability to work amicably in a multicultural and multidisciplinary work environment


  • Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written)

Personal qualities:

  • Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work effectively and independently
  • Excellent work ethic and aptitude to work with a constructive attitude
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficulties or challenges
  1. Supervisor

Immediate Supervisor: Mr. John Mark Marcos, EWS Specialist

Technical Supervisor: Ms. Rose Ann Sale-Zuniga, Systems Development Specialist

  1. Contract Type

Full-time, project-based contract

  1. Contract Duration

12 months, with possible extension on above satisfactory performance; Probationary period: 4 months

  1. Duty Station

Manila, Philippines with site visits in select RIMES member countries

At a glance

Company: Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES)

Posted Date: 10/19/2023

Deadline Date: 10/31/2023

Target Field :

No specific field of study

Employment Type : Full Time

Location : Manila, Philippines

About Company

Phone: 0662 516 5900 - 01


Email :

How to Apply

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by October 31, 2023.