Assistant Estates Manager / Civil Engineer Job Careers - National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)

Organisation: National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manage 

The National Animal Genetics Resources Centre and Data Bank, (NAGRC&DB) is a body corporate under the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries whose mandate is to take a leading role in establishing a comprehensive National Animal Breeding Programme in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Assistant Estates Manager / Civil Engineer will manage the Centre’s estates, advise on and supervise the execution of physical and roads infrastructure development, projects and maintenance civil engineering works.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Plans for and supervises the implementation of unit budgets, projects and programs.
·         The jobholder manages inventory of the Headquarters and satellite stations including safe custody of records pertaining to titling of the institution’s land or renewal of leases as appropriate.
·         Organizes and supervises the periodic valuation of the Centre’s estates.
·         Supervises the execution of internally initiated or outsourced construction, rehabilitation and repair civil engineering works.
·         Develops viable civil engineering projects or designs that meet the needs of the institution or as requested by the technical Units.
·         Offers timely technical support in the sourcing for external contractors in the procurement process and supports the drafting of technical specifications for civil engineering contracts.
·         Regularly monitors, supervises and reports on the status of the institution’s physical infrastructure and advises the management accordingly.
·         Develops and executes schedules for periodic preventive maintenance of the institution’s physical infrastructure.
·         Supports the technical Units in generating realistic technical specifications for civil engineering works during the budgeting process.
·         Supervises and appraises performance of staff in the Unit

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from a recognised institution.
·         A Masters degree in Estates Management or a relevant Civil Engineering discipline from recognised institution is an added advantage.
·         At least five years’ experience in civil engineering, two (2) of which should have been at a supervisory level.
·         Should be registered by the Engineers Registration Board of Uganda and a member of a recognized professional engineering body like the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers or equivalent institution.
·         Should have well developed leadership, interpersonal relationship, negotiation and communication skills.
·         Proven ability to manage simultaneous projects and to co-ordinate a safe and efficient operating environment.
·         Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in using word processing, spreadsheet, database and engineering software packages.
·         Broad knowledge of project management, strategic planning and budgeting.

How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their updated CVs, applications, testimonials and three professional referees (one of whom should be work-based) to;

The Executive Director,
Attn: Human Resource / Administration,
National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and DataBank (NAGRC & DB)
P.O. Box 183, Entebbe-Uganda.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 28th November 2016

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