Manager Compliance Job Opportunity – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head Investigations and Compliance
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 Manager Compliance will primarily ensure that
the management and employees are in compliance with the rules, regulations,
policies and procedures, and that behavior in the authority meets its laid down
Standards/Code of Conduct. The incumbent will also plan, direct, review, and
coordinate activities of the authority to ensure compliance with ethical or
regulatory standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the development of initiates,
    maintenance and revision of policies and procedures for the general
    operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent
    illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. The incumbent will oversee the
    day-to-day operation of the Program.
  • Develops and periodically reviews and updates
    a staff code of conduct in line with HRMM to ensure continuing relevance
    in providing guidance to management and employees.
  • Establishes and provides directions to the
    compliance unit and supervises officers or personnel under the Unit, develops
    them and evaluates their performance taking appropriate steps to ensure
    effectiveness of the Unit.
  • Works closely with other departments (e.g.
    Risk Management, Internal Audit) to direct compliance issues for
    investigations and resolution.
  • Quickly responds to alleged violations of
    rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by
    evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures.
    Develops and oversees a system for uniform handling of such violations.
  • Identifies potential areas of compliance
    vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for
    resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to
    avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
  • Prepares and submits reports on a regular
    basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Board and senior
    management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.
  • Ensures proper reporting of violations or
    potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as
    appropriate and/or required.
  • Institutes and maintains an effective
    compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting
    (a) use of the Compliance Hotline; (b) heightened awareness of Standards
    of Conduct, and (c) understanding of new and existing compliance issues
    and related policies and procedures.
  • Works in liaison with the Human Resources
    Department and others as appropriate to develop an effective compliance
    training program, including appropriate introductory training for new
    employees as well as ongoing training for all employees and managers.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by
    head investigations and compliance.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Manager Compliance
    job opportunity should hold an Honors Law Degree from a recognized
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Law is an
    added advantage;
  • Possession of any other post graduate
    qualifications in the relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • At least five years’ experience in a related
    field, to include demonstrated leadership. Familiarity with operational,
    legal, financial, quality assurance, and human resource procedures and
  • Impeccable level of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to
    develop subordinates;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Proven ability to work and produce accurate
    results 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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