Several Entry Level Ferry Master Careers – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Ferry Engineer
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 Ferry Master will give command to the Ferry
in accordance with the Maritime Regulations and he/she is responsible for
supervising the day to day operations of
ferry services. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of the
ferry route schedule to ensure that the planned routes are implemented,
maintaining the ferry and ensuring safety of equipment, passengers and transit
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensures safe loading and navigation of the
  • Manage ferry operations in line with
    departmental guidelines and standards;
  • Draws up and regularly updates crew rosters,
    including timely provision for leave, sickness and other absences.
  • Conducts early morning checks of the ferry
    condition, ensures it carries adequate fuel and other consumables, that
    all safety facilities, such as lifejackets, are in place and serviceable
    and certifies in the logbook that the vessel is fit for service;
  • Ensures the daily, weekly and monthly
    servicing of the vessel(s).
  • Ensures the timely provision of stocks of fuel
    and other consumables/inputs, authorizes and controls their issues, and
    accounts for the resources;
  • Ensures that crew are fit for duty, wearing
    the appropriate uniform and maintains strict discipline at all times.
  • Maintains the Daily Movement Log;
  • Ensures passenger-cargo manifests are
    completed by all ferry users and that all cargo is declared prior to
    boarding the Ferry;
  • Ensures the maintenance, cleanliness and
    tidiness of all landing site facilities.
  • Communicates with the public and other
    stakeholders on issues relating to the ferry service and ensures that
    Safety messages are passed over to the passengers.
  • Responsible of the monitoring of
    occupational, health and safety procedures in line with departmental
    standards and guidelines
  • Prepares appropriate reports as required from
    time to time
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Ferry
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Ferry Master job
    vacancy should hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or
    Marine/Nautical Science or any other related qualification
  • Relevant Industrial Training Experience while
    at the University is a must;
  • Working experience will be an added advantage;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High levels of integrity;
  • 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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