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watitwa masieyi

Nickname: 'BMW'

hydrologist and meteorologist


Currently resides in: Eastern, Kenya

Born in Kakamega Kenya

Professional Experience in administration of academic unit at university level, procurement, collection and analysis of atmospheric parameters and constituents (environmental and weather) data, teaching and research activities in atmospheric sciences. Has expertise in Tropical Freshwater Ecosystems Management, Floods and Droughts Management, Surface Water and Groundwater Modelling for Water and Environmental Management, Results-Based Management and as Lead Auditor: ISO 9001:2008. Demonstrable and pro-active attitude and ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Contact details

O: +254204449004

M: +254733715923


Web presence

Business Address

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Principal Technologist | Meteorology | University of Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya | 2011 - present

Academia, Education and Training

1. Training, Research & Development in hydrology/water resources and meteorology

2. Administration

3. Preparation of the Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Performance Contract Reports for College of Biological & Physical Sciences

4. Lead Auditor, ISO 9001


Previous Position(s)

Chief Technologist | Meteorology | University of Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya | 2001 - 2011

Academia, Education and Training

1. Training, Research and Development in hydrology/water resources and meteorology

2. Administration

3. Preparation of the Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Performance Contract Reports and Annual Reports for CBPS

4. Internal Quality Auditor, UON


Senior Technologist | Meteorology | University of Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya | 1991 - 2001

Academia, Education and Training

1. Supervision of technical and other non-teaching staff in the Department of Meteorology

2. Administrative assistant to the Head of Department

3. Procurement of office and teaching materials

4. Preparation of departmental annual reports

5. Preparation of departmental annual budgets

6. Validation of data received from the observatories

7. Analysis of atmospheric parameters and constituents (environmental and weather) data, engaged in research activities in atmospheric sciences

8. Instructor on principles of meteorological and hydrological instruments and methods of observation to researchers


High School Teacher | Education | Mwaghogho High School
Voi, Kenya | 1986 - 1987

Academia, Education and Training

1. High School Teacher

2. Taught Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Educational history

Secondary

Dr. Aggrey High School, Wundanyi, Kenya (1985)
Allidina Visram High School, Mombasa, Kenya (1983)

Tertiary

University of Dar es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania | 1995 - 1997

MSc - Water Resources Engineering

Institute for Meteorological Training & Research

Nairobi, Kenya | 1991 - 1991

Postgraduate course in Operational Weather Forecasting - Weather data analysis and weather Forecasting

1. Weather data analysis

2. Weather Forecasting for agriculture, aviation, shipping industry/sectors and the general public

3. Applied climate services

4. Operations at Kenya Meteorological Depatment

University of Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya | 1987 - 1990

BSc (Honours) - Physics, Mathematics & Meteorology

Physical Sciences

Achievements

Awards

Principal, CBPS | 2008

Staff Performance Appraisal (University of Nairobi)
Results: Exceeds Expectations and can be enhanced to outstanding

Principal, CBPS | 2006

Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Work Performance in 2006 in the College of Biological & Physical Sciences

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance) commendation | 2011

commendation for active and positive role in the UON QMS Automation System using Q-Pulse
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Vice Chancellor’s Commendation | 2008

Commendation- ISO 9001: 2000 CERTIFICATION for the University of Nairobi

MacArthur Foundation fellowship | 2003

Awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship through Pan African START Secretariat (PASS) to attend a one month IDEAL Multidisciplinary Course on Tropical Freshwater Ecosystems Management at the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute, Naivasha, Kenya

Government of Kenya Scholarship for undergraduate studies | 1987

Government of Kenya Scholarship to pursue Bachelor of Science (Mathematics, Physics & Meteorology) studies at University of Nairobi, Kenya from June 1987 to April 1990

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) Scholarship | 1995

International award: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) Scholarship for postgraduate studies at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from October 1995 to June 1997

Programme: MSc in Water Resources Engineering

Academic Achievements

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) Scholarship | 1995

M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering programme at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Other Achievements

Professional & Technical Support | 2011

Participated in 11th PTC/PSC Meetings and Comprehensive Basin Wide Study (CBWS) Draft Final Report Review/Stakeholders Workshops on Regional Power Trade Project of the Nile Basin Initiative held 5 to 13, October 2011 at the White Sands Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Activities

Memberships

University of Nairobi Alumni Association

Life member, 2011 - 2015

promoting active, visible leadership in the community and to foster interaction between alumni and the students of the University of Nairobi and the Industry through advocacy and outreach

Kenya Meteorological Society (KMS)

Life member, 1994 - present

To advance meteorological and related sciences and their applications in order provide leadership for all in the weather, climate and related fields

community

ACK St. Peter's Parish Jetview

Founder Member, 2004 - 2015

Part of Church Development Team

Other Activities

Private Reading

Learning, 1979 - 2015

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