Transport Economist Jobs - Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Design

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 Transport Economist will be in charge of conducting and reviewing economic evaluation of road and bridge projects including carrying out review of economic factors pertaining to the various aspects of the projects over the design life. The Transport Economist will also be responsible for carrying out a review of the benefits and costs streams, economic and financial analysis to yield the most optimal options that maximise benefits. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for leading the socio-economic surveys on incomes and livelihoods and carrying out sensitivity tests to check the robustness of the project outcome.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan and implement systems to carry out economic evaluation of roads, bridges and ferries projects in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Formulate and update the project appraisal tools, metrics, performance indicators for the economic evaluation of projects in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Collate and update the necessary input data to model evaluation software in line with UNRA standards and Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • The incumbent will plan and formulate terms of reference for economic evaluation for roads, bridges and ferry studies in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Conduct economic evaluation of capital Investment plans for UNRA construction, maintenance and user costs in line with UNRA annual statutory performance agreement;
  • Actively participate in reviews of feasibility and similar studies in line with UNRA annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Plan and undertake post project completion studies in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head Design.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Transport Economist job opportunity should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering, Transport Economics or in a related field;
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Transport Economics or its equivalent is an added advantage;
  • At least five years’ experience in project economic evaluation and appraisal of road related projects;
  • Competence in the use of project evaluation software such as HDM-4 is an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High level of integrity;
  • Proven 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 belowPlease follow the instructions at the link below. 

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Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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