Director Road Infrastructure Protection Career Vacancy – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Executive Director
About UNRA:
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 Director
Road Infrastructure Protection will oversee the Directorate that  is responsible for the protection of National
Roads and Bridges infrastructure, providing ferry services that link national
roads network and carrying out road safety audits and road user education as
well as incident and traffic flow management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage Weigh bridge operations ensuring
    compliance with legal vehicle loads.
  • Maintain weighbridge infrastructure including
    weighbridge calibration to ensure reliability and consistency of
  • Propose required amendments to the vehicle
    load legislation.
  • Conduct routine and periodic maintenance of
  • Prepare and update ferry route schedules and
    ensure adherence.
  • Institute and apply safety measures on all
    ferries and ensure these are adhered to at all times including having
    standby rescue boats, safety jackets, registration of passengers and their
  • Develop and maintain ferries infrastructure
    including landing platforms, passage waiting shades and rest areas.
  • Make proper accountability for the resources.
  • Manage a rapid response patrol unit
    responsible for protecting road infrastructure including pavement, road
    reserves and road furniture.
  • Work closely with Roads and Bridges
    Development to obtain the list of PAPs compensated but did not vacate.
  • Formulate regulations for installation of
    billboards and grant permissions.
  • Grant permissions to utility companies
    wanting to use the road reserve.
  • Provide towing services to remove broken down
    vehicles at owners cost.
  • Sensitize road users on Highway Code, carry
    out safety audits and identification of black spots.
  • Establish a traffic information centre that
    will provide travel advisory services by relaying real time traffic information
    to motorists via Variable Message Services (VMS), UNRA website, Radio, etc
  • Institute Traffic flow management systems on
    national roads.
  • Plans and Reports:
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and
      annual reports on vehicle load control, ferries
    • operations, road safety and road
      reserve protection.
    • Prepare annual road safety audit
  • Risk Management: Identify, proactively manage the
    risks and implement risk mitigation measures and update the risk register
    on a monthly basis for all activities in the Directorate.
  • Budget Management:
    • Update and maintain records of
      expenditure, accounting, costing and billing against progress payments
      for all Directorate activities.
    • Ensure all activities are undertaken
      within the approved budget constraints.
    • Identify and manage cost saving
      opportunities and overruns.
  • Quality management and Compliance: Ensure
    quality standards are adhered to and compliance with the law and
  • Occupation, health and safety: Take
    all practical steps to ensure that all health and safety checks,
    procedures and guidelines are adhered to on all activities.
  • Environmental Management:  Comply
    with environmental policies and procedures, including, keeping a record
    of all environmental incidents or breaches.
  • Manage performance and development of staff
    under direct supervision as per the Human Resources performance management
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Executive
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Director Road
    Infrastructure Protection job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in
    Civil Engineering, Economics, Law, Business Administration, Management, or
    any other relevant degree plus a Master’s Degree in related field.
  • Possession of Post graduate qualifications in
    the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least seven years’ experience in
    enforcement and compliance operations or in roads infrastructure
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing
    an organization/business unit
  • with diverse professions.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and
    to develop subordinates.
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Proven 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:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their
handwritten application letters, filled application form (Download
) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee
letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training
Centre addressed to the:
of the Director Human Resource,
National Roads Authority,
5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487, Kampala.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates
who present forged documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st February 2016 by 17.00 hours
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