Professional Development Manager (PDM) Job Vacancies – Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers ( UIPE )

Job Title:     Professional Development Manager (PDM)

Organization:
Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers ( UIPE )

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) is
the Institution that brings together all Professional Engineers in Uganda. It
was constituted to promote the general advancement of the science and practice
of engineering in Uganda.

The Professional Development Manager (PDM) shall report to
UIPE’s Executive Secretary (ES) and will be responsible for strengthening
UIPE’s Professional Development capability.

UIPE is developing a forward-looking programme of training
and professional development courses that are co-funded by the European Union,
and that aim to increase the attractiveness of corporate membership of UIPE to
all Engineers and Technicians in Uganda and therefore contribute to the growth,
development and financial success of the UIPE.

Job Summary:  Initially, the PDM will be responsible for the
development and delivery of UIPE’s training and educational programmes,
currently being co-funded by the European Union, including the:

·      
Upscaling
of training at the Ugandan Technical Colleges (UTCs)

·      
Graduate
Training Programme (GTP)

·      
Initial
Professional Development (IPD)

·      
Continuous
Professional Devel
opment (CPD)

·      
Learning
resource centre

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Managing, accounting
and reporting:

·      
Prepare,
and submit for approval, all department work plans and budgets

·      
Manage
all finances, resources, supply contracts approved and utilised by
the
Department

·      
Manage
and maintain safe custody of all UIPE assets and consumables allocated to the

department

·      
Manage
the development and delivery (but not deliver themselves) of new training and
education
programmes approved by the Council

·      
Within
the delegated authority of the Executive Secretary, act as the UIPE’s principal
liaison
between employers, implementing partners and students

·      
Manage
and mentor UIPE’s Training Office to build their capability to deliver an
increasing amount
of UIPE’s training and educational programme, ensuring
he/she can work effectively at all times

·      
Reporting
to the Executive Secretary (ES) on the activities of the department including:

Planning and
development:

·      
Identify
professio
nal development services that support UIPE’s strategic
objectives and business plan; develop proposals and submit to the ES for
approval by the Council.

This will be done through:

·      
Close collaboration with the ES, and relevant
committees of Council

·      
Close collaboration and partnerships with the
Ugandan Association of Building and Civil

·      
Engineering Contractors (UNABCEC), Uganda
Association of Consulting Engineers (UACE), and other industry players

·      
 A
structured skills and knowledge gap assessment to determine the demand for courses
and training and their relevance to UIPE members

·      
Coordination with the institutions of higher
learning and training to identify mechanisms for delivery

·      

Work within clearly defined delegated powers of
a small executive
organisation

·      
Prepare
realistic and evidence-based business plans

·      
Evaluate
risks and benefits of potential development in the context of UIPE and its
collaborators
and partners

·      
Establish
effective working relationships with a wide ra
nge of internal committees
and external agencies, to jointly

·      
evaluate the skills and competencies needed by
the industry, employers and individual members of UIPE and

·      
identify opportunities for UIPE and its partners
to develop courses that will meet those needs and thereby increase the
attractiveness of UIPE to members and potential members.

·      
Prepare and deliver professional development
courses

·      
Manage
and develop the capacity of small teams of mixed professionals, internal and
external
stakeholders to deliver professional development courses

·      
The ability to Communicate formally and
informally, in writing and orally in English is essential.

·      
Listen
to all UIPE stakeholders to understand their needs and formulate training
programmes
most suited to them

·      
Read
diligently reports provided by UIPE stakeholder organisations to ensure an
accurate
understanding of their content and its impact on UIPE and the
training programmes developed by them

·      
Make
regular presentations to Council, staff, trainees and the engineering community
using
various presentation techniques.

·      
Prepare
clear concise and well laid out proposal documents, business plans, rep
orts
and briefings to the Executive Secretary and suitable for submission to Council
and partner organisations;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·      
The
ideal applicant must hold a  Bachelors
Degree with 7 years post qualification expe
rience or a Masters Degree
and 5 years post qualification experience.

·      
For
candidates offering a Bachelors Degree preference will be given to those with
degrees in
Education, Human Resource Development or closely related
areas.

·      
For
candidates offering b
oth a Bachelors and Masters degree, preference will
be given to those offering Masters degrees in the areas listed above with the
Bachelors degree in one of the following areas: Engineering, Construction Management,
Public Administration Business Administration, Management

·      
Post
qualification experience will be required to cover at least 2 of the following
areas:

Engineering supervision or management

·      
Business planning and development

·      
Management in an executive position; planning,
managing and delivering defined outcomes for a project, programme or
organisation

·      
Construction management involving cost
estimating, site and/or contracts management

·      
Training of professionals

Candidates offering experience in the following roles will be given
preference:

·      
Management
of a training organisation or educational institution

·      
 Previous experience of an executive or
non-executive role in a professional membership
organization

·      
Strategic
and analytical thinking and learning;

·      
Prioritisation,
time management

·      
Team
working – respectful of
colleagues, peers, superiors and subordinates

·      
Leadership
skills suitable to the role and the values of a professional institute and
applicable to
small teams of mixed professionals, internal and external
stakeholders;

·      
Resilience
and ability to work un
der pressure;

How to Apply:

Applications may be submitted by e-mail at
adminmanager@uipe.co.ug, or by hand to the Honorary Secretary, Uganda
Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE), Public Works Training Centre,
Plot 2 Gloucester Avenue, Kyambogo

P.O. Box 1308, Kampala.

Deadline: Friday 28th February 2020

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