Estates Manager Career Opportunity – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Job Title:  Estates Manager
Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head Administration
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 Estates Manager will be responsible for planning
and managing maintenance of estates including reactive maintenance works. The
Estates Manager will also be responsible for overall management of the assets
handed over by contractors and consultants at the completion of road projects
and assets on acquired land.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan, budget for and implement Authority’s
    developments and estates maintenance works in line with approved corporate
    services strategy;
  • Manage UNRA assets, sites and office buildings
    in line with the relevant laws, Estates Management Standards, Occupational
    Safety & Health guidelines;
  • Coordinate and monitor contractors and
    consultants for UNRA estates construction in line with effective service
    delivery standards;
  • Manage Estate contracts for efficient and
    effective UNRA operations;
  • Identify and assess risks in estates unit and
    devise mitigation measures;
  • Actively monitor project assets and put in
    place a system of handing over the said assets (laboratory equipment,
    project cars, furniture, etc) at completion of projects in line with the
    asset management guidelines;
  • Carry out assessment of asset condition in
    accordance with the law and administrative guidelines, and make
    appropriate recommendations;
  • Put in place a secured yard for safe custody
    of items handed over after project closure and manage the security of such
    items in line with the Authority’s asset management guidelines.
  • Manage performance and develop direct reports
    in line with the performance management system of UNRA.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Estates Manager
    job vacancy should hold an Honor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Economics,
    Social Sciences, Estate Management or any other related field;
  • Master’s Degree in related field is an added
  • Possession of any other Post Graduate qualification
    in the relevant field is an added advantage;
  • At least five years’ experience in Estate
    Management in a similar organization;
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing
    an organization/business unit with diverse professions;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Excellent track record of outstanding
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to
    develop subordinates;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • 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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