Head Network Planning Job Vacancy - Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director Network Planning and Engineering

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 Head Network Planning will be in charge of managing UNRA’s road and bridge asset network data and plan investment in the road network. The Head Road network planning will also provide technical advice in road asset management in line with industry best practice and take responsibility for upgrading, updating and maintaining the road and bridge Asset Management Systems and recommending appropriate Asset Management Strategies and investment plans. The incumbent will also be responsible for accountability of the resources under the department including human, financial, property, equipment etc.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan and set performance benchmarks for the department in line with the strategic plan and Board directives
  • Develop and coordinate the collection of inventory data, road and bridge condition data, site investigations and testing, traffic and other network data.
  • Plan, review and update the road and bridge management systems in line with UNRA Information Management guidelines.
  • Plan, review and implement best practice asset management and maintenance systems and coordinate the implementation of Annual Investment Plans in line with the strategic plan and objectives
  • Plan, coordinate the management and monitor the implementation of Road Network planning contracts and projects in line with UNRA strategy
  • Plan, budget and account for Network Planning departmental resources in line with UNRA financial management guidelines
  • Plan and implement a system of managing risks in the networking activities and develop risk mitigation measures.
  • Mentor and manage the performance of direct reports in line with the performance management system of UNRA
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director Network Planning and Engineering

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Head Network Planning job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering, Highway Engineering;
  • Possession of  a Master’s Degree in a related field and other post graduate qualifications in Civil Engineering or other relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Professional registration with the Professional Engineers Registration Board (ERB) or its equivalent in the Commonwealth countries is mandatory
  • Five years’ experience in Road Asset Management projects.
  • Broad working knowledge of asset management experience and infrastructure asset management processes, procedures and practices.
  • High level of computer skills and experience in the use of Asset Management systems, database management, spreadsheets, word processing, scheduling and computer based estimating and GIS.
  • 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 send their applications online at the link below. Please follow the instructions at the link below. 

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Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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