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
  • 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 development.
  • 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
  • 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
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; chairman@ubos.org
Deadline: 5th November 2018 by 4:00pm
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