2 Senior Metrologist Job Careers – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Job Title:    Senior Metrologist (2 Jobs) –
Thermodynamics and Analytical, 1 for Electricity and Magnetism

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Principal

About US:

Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade
Industry and Cooperatives responsible for standardization, Quality Assurance,
Metrology and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objective of facilitating fair
trade, promoting local industries and Consumer protection. The Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327 and became
operational in 1989. It is governed by the National Standards Council and
headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operation
of UNBS.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop calibration methods and techniques based on principles of
    measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems, and
    accuracy and precision requirements to calibrate client’s equipment
  • Evaluate calibration systems that measure characteristics of
    objects, substances, or phenomena such as length, mass, time, temperature,
    electric current, luminous intensity, and derived units of physical or
    chemical measure
  • Identify magnitudes of error sources contributing to uncertainty of
    results to determine reliability of measurement process in quantitative
    terms in line with set NML policies and procedures.
  • Train and direct private calibrators engineering, quality, and
    laboratory personnel in design, manufacture, evaluation, and calibration
    of measurement standards, instruments, and test systems to ensure
    selection of approved instrumentation
  • Prepare measurement schemes for determination of uncertainties and
    ensures installation and examination of new Equipment
  • Ensures training of junior staff in the use and calibration of
  • Participate in planning of calibration work and undertake tests/
    calibrations in line with the Departmental guidelines, procedures and work
  • Undertake on-site tests/calibration services line with the
    Departmental guidelines, procedures.
  • Undertake inter-calibrations in collaboration with other
    laboratories and undertake clear documentation
  • Develop and implement a quality management system for the Laboratory
  • Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to
    time  by the Head of division.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the UNBS Senior Metrologist job opportunity should
    hold a Post graduate qualification in physics or Engineering related field
    from a recognized University/Institute
  • Honours degree in physics, engineering (electrical, electronics,
    mechanical) or any other related field.
  • At least five years’ experience in related work
  • Should have completed approved competence development training in
    ISO 17025
  • Must be computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
    and the Internet applications
  • The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and
    professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills and needs
    to be a team player, an excellent communicator with good oral
    communication and presentation skills
  • Age: Between 30
    and 45 years

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply as per the guidance

  • Please follow the link thus; Click Here
  • Use your email address as your
    registration mail
  • Fill in all tabs as per the application
    as required
  • Attach your updated CV with mobile
    telephone numbers indicated, copies of academic qualifications and
    national identity card under the tab for documents
  • Complete your application by clicking
    ‘submit application’
  • No hand delivered applications will be


  • Any form of canvassing will lead to
    automatic disqualification.
  • UNBS does not request for any payments
    at any stage of recruitment and review process
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be

Deadline: 17th May 2019 by 5:00pm

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