Managerial Jobs – Deputy Executive Director Technical Operations at UNBS

Reports to: Executive Director
Organisation: Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Summary: The Deputy Executive Director Technical Operations shall be the Chief Technical Operating Officer of the Bureau in order to provide professional guidance on provision of Standards Development, Quality Assurance, Legal Metrology, National Metrology Laboratories and Testing activities for the bureau.
About UNBS:
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. UNBS is currently looking for a suitable and qualified Ugandan to fill the position of Deputy Executive Director Technical Operations on a three-year renewable contract depending on satisfactory performance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Assist the Executive Director in the efficient management of UNBS, within the policy framework of the UNBS Act, Government and National Standards Council
·         Manage, control, coordinate and supervise staff and UNBS programs and operations within the Directorate
·         Assist the Executive Director in the efficient management of UNBS, within the policy framework of the UNBS Act, Government and National Standards Council
·         Provide advice on technical and administrative matters affecting the UNBS including meetings and preparing technical papers and briefs for clientele and visitors to
UNBS
·         Prepare presentations to meetings of stakeholders on technical issues.
·         Oversee the quality management system at UNBS as well as authenticating all testing and metrology certificates issued by UNBS on daily basis.
·         Ensure the financial and logistical support to the departments are provided for the planned activities
·         Participate in regional and international standardization activities.
·         Map out recruitment and training requirements for the departments and coordinating with Deputy Executive Director Management Services for purposes of staff development
·         Provide Quarterly analytical report to Management on the activities of the Directorate
·         Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Executive Director
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Possession of a Masters Degree in either Chemistry, Biology, Food science, Food Technology, Engineering or any other science related qualification from a recognized University/Institution
·         Possession of Honours degree in either Chemistry, Biology, Food science, Food Technology, Engineering or any other science related qualification from a recognized University/Institution
·         Must be computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet applications.
·         Working experience of at least fifteen (15) years, eight (8) years of which are at a senior management level in a reputable organization
·         Experience in Standards, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Laboratory Testing areas and Quality Management Systems will be an added advantage
·         Possession of PhD will be an added advantage
·         Possession of a Masters degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage
·         Member of a recognized professional body is an added advantage
Core Competencies:
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills.
·         High integrity, innovative, creative and self-driven.
Age: Between 35 and 55 years.
This job advert can also be found on the UNBS website: www.unbs.go.ug
How to Apply:
Interested persons with the above requirements may submit their applications together with attached copies of all academic qualifications, copies of valid identity cards and detailed CVs with mobile telephone numbers indicated, to the address below in person or by courier
The Executive Director,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Plot M217, Nakawa Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 6329, KAMPALA.
Deadline: 25th January, 2013
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