Head Project Formulation Job Careers - 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 of Project Formulation will take charge of the preparation of project concept notes, scope statements, pre-feasibility studies, design and construction unit cost analysis, preparation of project profiles and business development. In addition, the Head will also be responsible for participating in project appraisals with development partners, preparation of the relevant reports, documentations, and coordination of all development partner projects. The Head Project Formulation 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 the statutory performance agreement;
  • Carry out design and construction unit cost analysis for projects undertaken in line with approved guidelines and standards;
  • Plan, undertake project Identification and initiation and implement a system for project appraisals in line with UNRA strategic plan and project management guidelines;
  • The incumbent will plan and coordinate projects and programs funded and supported by development partners in line with project requirements;
  • Plan and coordinate the development of Business plans and proposals in line with UNRA Strategic Plan;
  • Plan, budget and account for Project formulation departmental resources in line with UNRA financial management guidelines;
  • The job holder will plan and implement a system of managing risks in the project formulation activities and develop risk mitigation measures.
  • Mentor and manage performance and develop 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 of Project Formulation vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering, Highway Engineering or a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution
  • 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 a must;
  • At least five years’ experience in project appraisals and business management;
  • Detailed working experience in managing diverse professionals.
  • High level of integrity;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent track record of outstanding performance;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly staff/management relations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • 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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at the link belowPlease follow the instructions at the link below. 

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Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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