Assistant Estates Officer Jobs – National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Job Title:      Assistant
Estates Officer
Organization: National
Council for Higher Education (NCHE)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Estates
About US:
The National Council
for Higher Education (NCHE) was established under “The Universities and Other
Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 ” to regulate and guide the establishment and
management of institutions of higher learning, regulate the quality of higher
education, equating of qualifications and to advise government on higher
education issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assists in planning, developing, controlling and coordinating all
    Estates functions of NCHE;
  • Assists in developing and implementing technical specifications to
    facilitate procurement of furniture, parts, machinery and equipment;
  • Assists in ensuring rehabilitation, repairs, cleanliness and proper
    maintenance of infrastructure at NCHE including but not limited to civil
    works, plumbing, electrical installations, and compound maintenance;
  • Assists in coordinating the preparation of planned, preventive and
    curative maintenance programmes and schedules;
  • Assists in preparing specifications of quantities and costs of
    materials. and labour for the maintenance of the NCHE building;
  • Plans and assists in meetings with consultants contractors a and
    suppliers to ensure compliance with design specifications and maintenance
    of required standards;
  • investigate, safeguard and inspect NCHE premises and offices to
    ensure that adequate protection measures exist for the assets, property
    and equipment; and:
  • Carries out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
    by the superiors.
Key Result Areas:
  • Strategic technical specifications, plans and budgets developed;
  • Technical specifications and performance standards developed to
    facilitate procurement of furniture, parts, machinery and materials;
  • Quantities and costs of materials and labour specified;
  • Implementation of technical projects coordinated;
  • Planned, preventive and curative maintenance programmes coordinated;
  • NGHE buildings and compound cleaned and protected.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Civil and Building Engineering
    from a recognized university/institution;
  • Three years’ experience in building construction and maintenance of
  • Should possess knowledge in civil works, plumbing, electrical
    installations, and compound maintenance;
  • Should have sound knowledge in project management, strategic
    planning and budgeting;
  • Must be ICT/Computer literate, capable of using word processing,
    spreadsheets and database software packages;
  • Must have strong leadership, interpersonal skills as well as good
    communication skills;
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send five copies of the following:
  • A hand written application letter;
  • An up- to- date and detailed Curriculum Vitae, including names and
    contacts of three credible referees;
  • Copies of academic qualifications/ credentials;
  • A copy of a valid National identity Card/ Driving Permit/ Passport;
  • Any other relevant documents to support the application.
Applications clearly
indicating the position applied for on the top — tight corner of the envelope
should be hand-delivered to:
The Chairperson,
National Council for
Higher Education,
Plot M834, Kigobe
Road, Kyambogo. Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Monday 18th February 2019 by 4.00pm
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