UN Jobs – Production Manager – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:    Production Manager

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Position No.: IC/002/01/21

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice 002/IC/2021

Duty Station:  


About UNHCR:

The Office of the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14,
1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute
of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead
and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent
solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and
well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness,
as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the
Reduction of Statelessness.


Job Summary: In
this context, UNHCR Yumbe Sub Office wishes to establish a production facility
for certified Grade 1 soap under the management of refugees in response to the
soap demands of the Bidibidi settlement and the neighbouring market.
Preparations for this initiative are currently ongoing and UNHCR is seeking the
services of a production engineer who will be the project manager to provide
the oversight and technical support required for the overall management and
daily running of the factory.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       Provide the oversight and technical support
required for the overall management and daily running of the factory.

·       Provide technical supervision of the service
provision entity which will undertake the day to day operation, maintenance and
Management services for the soap manufacturing factory while also training the
refugees in the Management and Operations of the Soap facility.

·       Supervise the operation of machinery and
mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on
engines, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems and production machines, following
diagrams, sketches, operational manuals and troubleshooting malfunctions.

·       Ensure optimal performance and running of
factory machines, by carrying out daily checks to reduce on downtime and
instructing on good manufacturing practices

·       Supervise the implementation of the automation
and quality control measures to ensure the production of quality Grade 1 soap.

·       Carry out regular monitoring the key
performance indicators of all machines and planning weekly preventive

·       Prepare reports of unplanned shutdowns and
slowdowns of facilities including root cause analysis.

·       Provide guidance on modifications and
innovations in line to save the cost of production.

·       In consultation with the soap facility
management and operation service provider to:

·       Monitor the production process and make sure
that quality-control programs are implanted.

·       Determine and implement efficient production

·       Monitor inventory and prepare requisitions
for raw materials and spare parts.

·       Ensure that the products are produced on time
and of good quality.

·       Ensuring proper and timely training provided
to all workers for reaching optimal performance metrics.

·       Provide technical guidance and support to
subordinates in the plant.

·       Prepare and/or review daily production

·       Oversee the daily preventive maintenance in
the plant.

·       Monitor performance of workers during the
production process.

·       Oversee the implementation of the health and
safety guidelines in the plant.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate for the United Nations
Production Manager job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Engineering with specialization in Production, Manufacturing, Mechanical or
chemical Engineering is required.

·       At least eight years’ experience working in a
manufacturing facility, with a minimum of 5 years as a supervisor or manager of
a production line or factory is required.

·       Solid knowledge of plant operations and
maintenance activities and have hands-on experience managing end-to-end
operations in your previous roles is required.

·       Solid knowledge of development and production
operations is required.

·       Awareness of Health & Safety measures and
operational procedures according to standards.

·       Ability to create and maintain detailed
reports on daily operations for purposes of tracking outputs is required.

·       Demonstrated experience and ability to work
independently, but also work effectively within a multi- disciplinary team
environment in a similar role is required.

·       Effective communication skills and integrity
are required.

·       Good analytical and critical thinking skills
are required.

·       Knowledge of English is required.


Qualifications & Competencies

·       Command of local languages is desirable



Core Competencies

·       Accountability

·       Communication

·       Organizational Awareness

·       Teamwork and Collaboration

·       Commitment to Continuous Learning

·       Client and Result Orientation


·       Analytical Thinking

·       Innovation and Creativity

·       Technological Awareness


How to Apply:

All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the
link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job




Deadline: 29thMarch 2021


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