15 Jul 2021

Full-Time Marine Trainer by The South African Weather Service (SAWS)

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) – Posted by JobdirectaSA Staff-PK Centurion, Gauteng

Job Description


The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is a Section 3(a) public entity under the Ministry of Forestry,

Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) and is governed by a Board. The organisation is an authoritative

voice for weather and climate related services in South Africa and is a member of the World

Meteorological Organisation (WMO) to fulfil a range of international obligations of the government.

South African Weather Service (SAWS) strives to be a Weather and Climate Centre of Excellence

providing innovative solutions to ensure a weather-smart region, sustainable development and

economic growth.

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The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is therefore seeking to appoint an efficient and enthusiastic

person to undertake the role of:

Marine Trainer (Re-advertisement)

Salary total package: Negotiable

Centre: Centurion

(Ref. WS04/072021)

Job summary:

The position of Meteorological Forecaster Trainer is mainly responsible for delivering marine theory

and practical forecaster competency WMO related training as well as other courses within the Post

Graduate Certificate in Weather Forecasting of SAWS and to further develop and enhance the courses

to the international marine competency requirements of WMO and the needs of internal and external



Key Performance Areas:

  • Responsible for delivering and assisting in other courses within the Post Graduate Certificate in

Weather Forecasting of SAWS and to further develop and enhance these courses for use within

Public, Marine and Aviation Forecasting practical’s

  • Design, develop and deliver online, face to face or blended learning courses to commercial clients
  • Design, develop and deliver short courses and blended courses for the continuous training of

personnel in Meteorology

  • Give lectures and practical training to other students of the Regional Training Cen

Private Bag X097, Pretoria, 0001 • Tel: + 27 (0) 12 367 6000 • www.weathersa.co.za • USSD: *120*7297#

  • Transfer all courses of responsibility including commercial courses onto the Moodle distance

learning platform for online training delivery and keep them updated

  • Responsible for linking of other external stakeholders, especially training institutions like

Universities with the Regional Training Centre and the Regional Training Centre with internal

stakeholders such as Marine Operations within SAWS

  • Actively partake in the continuous training/training needs of marine weather forecasters in South

Africa, South African Development Community (SADC) region and beyond

  • Administrative duties, including training needs analysis, student and monthly training reports sent

to the Qualification Manager: Forecasting. Knowledge of all Regional Training Centre and South

African Qualification Authority (SAQA) regulations as well as WMO competency requirements for


  • Stay abreast with the newest developments in the meteorological environment to be able to give

effective training

  • Participate in Assessor and Moderator training and any other training required as per personal

development plan

  • Maintain the Total Quality Management platform of RTC with respect to courses of own

responsibility and for other areas when instructed to do so

  • Represent the Regional Training Centre in the area of specialization on the activities of regional

and International Meteorological bodies when instructed to do so

  • As SAQA representative the incumbent shall try to keep abreast with the developments in SAQA

and a relevant Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) and be actively involved with the

SAQA/SETA process

  • As a WMO recognised RTC, stay abreast with the latest developments in the field of forecasting

such as marine competencies

Minimum Requirements and Attributes:

• BSc Hons Degree in Meteorology (specializing in weather forecasting) or Atmospheric Sciences

degree which is Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologist (BIP-M) compliant (WMO regulations)

with weather forecasting related training.

Private Bag X097, Pretoria, 0001 • Tel: + 27 (0) 12 367 6000 • www.weathersa.co.za • USSD: *120*7297#

  • At least 4 month’s experience in meteorological forecasting practises of which marine weather

forecasting experience will be an added advantage

  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent knowledge and proficiency in weather observations will be an added advantage

Attributes and Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good communications skills (written and verbal) at all levels within the business and with


  • Good Computer proficiency
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Good knowledge of meteorology

Please Note:

Enquiries for the above-mentioned positions must be directed to: Ms Thembisa Bixa, at Tel. (012)

367 6208.

Complete the E1 form (can be downloaded on www.weathersa.co.za) and forward your application

(Comprehensive CV with copies of qualifications) stating the name of the position & the reference

number to [email protected] No faxed or posted applications will be accepted.

All applicant’s personal information received will be used for purpose of this recruitment

process only

Note: Recruitment Agency applicant submissions will not be considered

Private Bag X097, Pretoria, 0001 • Tel: + 27 (0) 12 367 6000 • www.weathersa.co.za • USSD: *120*7297#
Preference will be given to People living with disabilities in line with SAWS EE targets. This is an EE

position and preference will be given to females, Africans, Indians and Coloureds (AIC).

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 that your

application was unsuccessful. The South African Weather Service is an equal opportunity employer.


Record Reference HCM-ADVERT- Marine Trainer

Closing Date:26th July, 2021


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