Senior Investigations Officer – Structural / Civil Job Careers – National Building Review Board


Job Title:       Senior
Investigations Officer – Structural/Civil

Organisation:  National Building Review Board

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  Manager Investigations


About US:

National Building Review Board is a government agency under the Ministry of
Works and Transport established by the Building Control Act, 2013. The Board is
mandated to monitor building developments; ensure that the design and
construction of  buildings and utilities
to which the public is to have access cater for persons with disabilities;
oversee, inspect and monitor the operations of Building Committees;  hear and determine appeals from persons
dissatisfied with the decisions of a Building Committee; and to determine the
fees to be charged by urban and district building committees for approval of
plans, issue of building permits and occupation permits.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Working with the Manager Investigations to develop a
robust investigation system for all buildings.

Plan, organize and execute investigation activities and
reporting in order to facilitate the resolution of issues and initiate prompt
enforcement outcomes in accordance with the relevant building control
legislation, regulations and standards. Prepare concise and timely reports on
activities related to investigations as required.

Monitor the application of investigation policies,
processes and procedures relating to building control to determine their
relevance and effectiveness when applied in investigative activities and
recommend revision where necessary.

Identify and assess compliance of building practices with
reference to the Building Control Act, 2013, National Building Code and other
relevant laws and regulations and technically determine suitable penalties to
be imposed as a result of breaches of building control laws, regulations and

Provide clients with clear, consistent technical advice
and direction that demonstrates utmost professionalism, transparency,
impartiality, integrity and sound judgment.

Investigate and respond to complaints from members of the
community about non-compliant building activities, ensure that appropriate
follow-up action is taken making sure that all recommendations and decisions
are based on sound risk assessment and that a proportionate compliance strategy
is applied that considers public interest factors.

Apply technical expertise and interpersonal communication
skills to convey information and manage community expectations about
responsible building practices.

Create positive and meaningful engagement or synergies
with key internal and external stakeholders, such as District Local
Governments, Urban Authorities, Ministries, other government agencies, law
enforcement agencies, professional bodies and industry organizations etc to
promote and strengthen building control initiatives and to ensure the effective
and efficient functioning of the investigative process.

Liaise with relevant stakeholders to obtain information
about allegations of unlawful building practices.

Supervise, coordinate and evaluate team members’ work and

Manage the security and storage of information, evidence
and documents related to investigations.

Attend court and other legal proceedings to provide
evidence on matters relating to cases that have been investigated as may be

Perform any other related duties assigned by the


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal applicant for the National Building Review Board
Senior Investigations Officer – Structural/Civil job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree (Hons) in Civil/Structural Engineering from a recognized institution.

REGISTRATION with a professional body (ERB) and Possession
of a VALID practising license is a MUST

At least SEVEN (07) years working experience, FOUR of
which should have been in Government or a reputable organization as an Engineer
or its equivalent;

A Postgraduate qualification in Civil/Structural
Engineering or any other related field.

Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity

Ability to work independently and in a team

Proven track record of outstanding performance

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Exceptional interview and interrogation skills

Track record of training mentoring others

Knowledge of the building and construction industry.

Advanced mathematical skills, highly developed conceptual,
analytical and problem-solving skills in a specialist technical environment.

Knowledge of court proceedings, methods of
evidence-handling including testifying in court.

Ability to read/review, easily understand, interpret and
explain complex blueprints and construction designs coupled with the ability to
write simple but thorough technical reports.

A good eye for detail to ensure accuracy and completeness
of all investigative material.

Ability to make difficult decisions based purely on

Age: 28 to 50 years


How to Apply:

applications should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, National Building
Review Board P.O. Box 7349, Kampala Uganda and submitted directly online via
Email to:



Applications should be accompanied by latest detailed  CV, Copies of academic Certificates, 2
Passport size photographs, copy of a National ID, copy of a valid practicing
License (where necessary) and any other relevant document.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Late submissions SHALL NOT be accepted.


Deadline: 15th September, 2020.


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