Sociologist Job Careers – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head Environment and Social Safeguards
About UNRA:
The
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 Sociologist will mainly be responsible for the
identification and evaluation of social/gender risks and carrying out social
impact assessments of road and bridge upgrading and maintenance projects. The
incumbent will also be responsible for proposing mitigation actions to be
carried out to minimize any negative social impacts on the projects and the
affected communities. In addition, the Sociologist will be responsible for
conducting gender analysis and proposing measures for ensuring equal benefits
for engendered persons.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Formulate and review the social management
    policy and guidelines in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance
    agreement;
  • Plan and carry out social impact studies in line
    with the roads and bridges directorate work plan;
  • Plan and implement Resettlement Action Plans
    (RAP) in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Identify and develop programs to work with
    key stakeholders ( NEMA, NFA, Local Governments, Political Leaders, and
    affected communities) to ensure timely acquisition of Right of Way and
    that the roads are sustained;
  • Actively monitor the implementation of social
    management plans for construction projects in line with UNRA Annual
    Statutory performance agreement;
  • Regularly review RAP reports of feasibility
    studies and road designs in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance
    agreement and standards;
  • Develop and implement mainstreaming of gender
    and HIV/AIDS policies in UNRA construction projects in line with UNRA
    Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Plan and implement Occupational Health and
    Safety (OHS) strategies in UNRA construction projects in line with UNRA
    health and safety policy;
  • Plan and implement a system of managing risks
    in the social management activities and develop risk mitigation measures;
  • Plan and implement an effective system of
    responding to and managing grievances from affected persons in line with
    UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
    Environment and Social Safeguards
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Sociologist job
    vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Social Sciences or any other
    relevant degree with a Master’s Degree in related field.
  • Possession of any other Post graduate
    qualifications in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Five years’ experience in infrastructure
    development work with Social and Gender components including preparation
    of Social impact assessments, Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs).
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing
    diverse professionals.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Excellent track record of outstanding
    performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly staff/management
    relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills;
  • 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:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their handwritten application letters, filled application form (Download Here) , 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:

Office
of the Director Human Resource,
Uganda
National Roads Authority,
Plot
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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