Principal Inspector - Data and Information Job Placement - Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Imports Inspection

About US:
Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives mandated to coordinate the elaboration of standards and quality of products and services so as to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will develop annual, quarterly and monthly budget, work plans, procurement plans and targets of all activities to be undertaken within the Division
  • Supervise, monitor and control the division staff to ensure that all data generated from the imports inspection activities is properly managed while regularly reviewing their performance during performance review meetings and annual performance appraisal
  • Develop and maintain an effective management information system in line with ISO 9001; ISO 17020 and ISO 19011
  • Carry out data sourcing, compilation, analysis and disseminate information related to imports inspection internally and externally whenever required for policy guidance
  • Provide technical information, guidance and support to all internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage and coordinate the automation of departmental systems to match URA Customs and other key partner systems and take lead in the implementation of system upgrade in comparison with URA systems and any other systems used in the customs clearance processes (ePortal, Asycuda World, Electronic Single Window etc) so as to match the departments performance to its stakeholder services requirements
  • Audit the departmental monthly inspection reports against information in the system at the different stations to guide and form a basis for policy and framework improvement in relation to imports inspection
  • The incumbent will also devise an information control and retrieval system of the imports inspection department so as to manage information dissemination
  • Benchmark operations of key relevant stakeholders, like URA/statutory bodies in the region and the EAC, among many so as to continuously improve the information generation of the department in relation to imports inspection
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on activities of the Division

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Informatics, Information science, software engineering and strong database knowledge from a recognized University.
  • Possession of Honours degree in either ICT, Information Technology, Information Systems or Electrical and electronics Engineering from a recognized University/Institution
  • A minimum of eight years cumulative experience in database and information management in a regulatory institution or related organisation
  • Broad knowledge of the legislative, strategic and operational framework of Uganda National Bureau of Standards
  • Significant experience in database design, development and management using mysql, oracle, etc
  • Exceptional interpersonal relationship skills
  • Working knowledge of customs and imports clearance procedures will be an added advantage
  • The successful candidate needs to be a team player, an excellent communicator with good oral communication and presentation skills.

How to Apply:
All qualified applicants should send their applications together with attached copies of all academic qualifications, copies of valid identity cards and detailed CVs with mobile telephone numbers indicated, names and contact details of three referees, to the address below;

The Executive Director,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Bweyogerere Industrial Park,
Plot 2-12 Kyaliwajala Road,
P.O. Box 6329, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 17th June 2016 by 5:00pm

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