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

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

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 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
  • Broad working knowledge of asset management
    experience and infrastructure asset management processes, procedures and
  • 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
  • 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 send their applications online at the link below
. Please follow the instructions at the link below. 

Click Here (Read Instructions) -> Register (Click Here) -> Application 

Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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