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07 October 2016

Head Mechanical Services Job Opportunity - Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director Road Maintenance

About UNRA:
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament; The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on 1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.

Job Summary: The Head Mechanical Services will manage the plant, equipment and fleet of the Authority. This will involve planning, participation in procurement, supervision of repair works, branding and engraving of plant and equipment, ensuring at all times the odometers and hour meters are functional and logbooks updated, ensuring environmental and social safeguards
(methods of disposal of wastes) are mainstreamed, timely servicing of plant and equipment, plant and equipment status report, preparation of defects, job cards, inspection and completion report for major repairs done. In addition, the job holder will be responsible for establishing and updating the equipment management system. The Head Mechanical Services will also be responsible for accountability of the resources under the department including human, financial, property, plant and equipment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan and set performance benchmarks for the department in line with the strategic plan and statutory performance agreement;
  • The job holder will plan and implement a system for the management of plant, equipment and fleet of the authority to in line with the approved guidelines;
  • Develop and implement a system to manage the servicing and repairs of plant, equipment and fleet of the authority;
  • Responsible for risk management and management of audit results on mechanical services  in line with the strategic plan;
  • Manage performance and develop direct reports in line with the performance management system of UNRA;
  • In charge of quality management of rehabilitation works in line with approved directorate standards.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director Road Maintenance

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Head Mechanical Services job vacancy should hold an honour’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution with a Master’s Degree in a relevant field;
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in a related field and other post graduate qualifications in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Professional registration with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) or its equivalent in the Commonwealth is mandatory;
  • Five or more years’ experience in maintenance of fleet, plant and equipment;
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing diverse professionals.
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance;
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and to develop subordinates;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Ability to manage/supervise multi skilled teams and deliver accurate results in a timely manner and in an environment with multiple and challenging tasks
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at the link belowPlease follow the instructions at the link below. 

Click Here (Read Instructions) -> Register (Click Here) -> Application 

Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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