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11 October 2016

Landscape Specialist Job Opportunity - Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Design

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 Landscape Specialist will be charged with landscape designs for road and bridge projects including planting of roadside trees, flowers, grass; pedestrian ways, railing and lighting. The Landscape Specialist will also be responsible for ensuring the road and bridges designs are not only functional but also beautiful and harmonious with the natural environment. This will also include the planning for the locations of buildings, walkways, flowers, shrubs, and trees within designed road and bridges corridors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, review and update the Authority’s landscape manual/ landscape design policy in line with UNRA guidelines;
  • Plan and conduct preliminary studies of road and bridge sites for landscape requirements in line with UNRA standards;
  • The jobholder will plan and implement the beautification program in regard to planting trees/ flowers/ grass along all acquired Right of Way in line with the landscape policy and UNRA guidelines;
  • Prepare landscape designs for all UNRA facilities including UNRA headquarters, stations offices, UNRA Parking lots, weighbridges and ferry landing sites in line with UNRA guidelines;
  • Responsible for the development and contribution to the landscape design details to overall road and bridge design processes in line with UNRA standards and international best practice;
  • Develop and prepare a data base of approved materials for use in landscape designs.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head Design.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Landscape Specialist job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Architecture, Landscape Design or any other related field;
  • Possession of  a Master’s Degree in a related field and other Post Graduate qualifications in Architecture, Landscape Design or other relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Professional registration with the Architects Registration Board or its equivalent in the Commonwealth is an added advantage;
  • At least five years’ experience in landscape architecture.
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication 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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