Manager Field Operations Job Opportunity – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head Enforcement
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 Field Operations will be responsible
for the direct supervision of
activities for the protection of the National Roads and Bridges infrastructure,
prevention of encroachment on the road reserves and vandalism of road furniture
(Road signs, guard rails, cat eyes, and marker posts). This will involve
preparation, planning and execution of enforcement activities in line with the
relevant laws and in liaison with other UNRA departments. Enforcement will include
patrols of road reserves to clear encroachers and enforcing compliance in line
with vehicle load regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide input in the Planning and
    Implementation of systems for the protection of roads and bridges
    Infrastructure in line with UNRA guidelines;
  • Responsible for the management of all field
    enforcement operations
  • Plan and implement a programme for the
    protection of Road Reserves in line with UNRA strategic plan;
  • Plan and execute field enforcement activities
    in line with the relevant laws and regulations
  • Manage the use of portable weigh scales and
    their mobile Vans
  • Implement a system for regulating billboards
    and signs within the reserves road reserves in accordance with UNRA
  • Plan and implement a system of managing risks
    in the field operations and develop risk mitigation measures.
  • Mentor and supervise the performance of staff
    and develop 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 Manager Field
    Operations job vacancy should hold an Honour’s Degree Mechanical
    Engineering, Civil Engineering, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, Business
    Administration, Management, or any other relevant degree
  • Additional training in matters on command and
    control is mandatory
  • Possession of a Masters’ Degree in will be an
    added advantage
  • Possession of 
    Post graduate qualifications in the relevant field will be an added
  • At least five years’ experience in roads
    infrastructure or enforcement in a large organization
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing
    an organization/business unit with diverse professions
  • Significant experience in matters of command
    and control is a must
  • Knowledge of multiple languages is an added
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High levels 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.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
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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