Executive Director Employment Opportunity – Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)

Title:             Executive Director
Organisation: Uganda
Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Board of Directors
About US:
The Uganda Bureau of
Statistics (UBOS) is a semi-autonomous body established by an Act of Parliament
(1998) to promote the production of reliable official statistics and ensure the
development and maintenance of the National Statistical System. The Bureau’s
core business includes, among others, the Production, Coordination and
Dissemination of official statistics to support development processes at local
and national government levels, including policy, planning, decision-making,
monitoring and evaluation.
Job Summary:  The Executive Director  will provide strategic, technical,
professional and managerial leadership and guidance in the production and
development of statistics in line with the National Statistical System (NSS).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The
roles of the Executive Director will include the following:
  • Responsible for the day to day management of the Bureau
  • Provide overall direction and leadership in developing and
    implementing the Bureau’s strategic plan Plans and coordinates the
    statistical activities
  • Oversee all the technical and administrative operations oi the
    Bureau with regard to production and coordination of statistics in the
    National Statistical System.
  • Oversee the financial, human resource and administrative management
    of the Bureau
  • Be a member of the Board of Directors and provide appropriate
    recommendations for consideration of the Board and ensuring implementation
    of Bureau policies and programmes
  • Be the accounting officer responsible for preparing and executing
    the Bureau Budgets and ensuring prudent Management of all resources.
  • Prepare and write progress reports to the Board and the Minister on
    a quarterly basis
  • Take a leading role in developing efficient and cost effective
    internal management structures to ensure transparency and accountability
  • Prepare the annual reports for the Bureau
  • Represent the Bureau at national, regional and International fora
  • Ensuring strong collaboration with partners and relevant
    stakeholders on issues of statistics.
  • Be the chief spokesperson of the Bureau, oversee the Public
    Relations function and be responsible for the promotion of the corporate
    image of the Bureau
  • Promote sound corporate governance and ethical standards at all
    levels within the Bureau.
  • Any other duties as the Board of Directors and/or Minister
    responsible for statistics may determine; which are in line with the
    Bureau’s mandate

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in
    Statistics, Statistics and Economics, Quantitative Economics or
    Mathematics with Economics/Statistics is a must
  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics or Demography/Population
    Studies is a must
  • Postgraduate Training in Management will be an added advantage
  • Possession of a PhD in a relevant field will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years professional working experience with
    at least 6 years at a senior managerial level in a Government Department
    or reputable Agency in the field of statistical production and
  • Knowledge and exposure to Financial Management and Budgeting tools.
  • Adequate exposure in interfacing with Chief Executive Officers of
    the MDAs, Development Partners and Higher Local Governments.
  • Excellent partnership and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Experience in resource mobilization
  • Excellent communication skills and inter-personal relations
  • Sound knowledge and appreciation of computer applications
  • Proven leadership and managerial abilities
  • High negotiation, team building and decision-making skills
  • Excellent analytical, financial and presentation skills
  • High morals, ethics and integrity
  • Ability to lead and motivate a professional team with focus on
    results-oriented performance
  • Age: 40 – 55 years
    of age
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested  applicants
should submit their typed and signed applications accompanied by photocopies of
academic transcripts, testimonials and updated CVs including full postal/email
address, telephone numbers, indicating, the names and contact addresses of
three competent referees to;
The Chairman, Board
of Directors
Uganda Bureau of
Statistics House
Plot 9 Colville
P.O. Box 7186
Tel: 256-414-706000
Email to;
Deadline: 24th August 2018 by 4:00pm
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