Facilities Manager Job at Hoima Caritas Development Organization (HOCADEO) in Uganda

Hoima Caritas Development Organization (HOCADEO) is a faith-Based Organization established by Hoima Catholic Diocese as her official socio-economic development arm.
HOCADEO’s core values include: truth and honesty, solidarity, mutual respect, understanding and responsibility, persistence and courage, accountability and transparency and preferential option for the poor.
HOCADEO in partnership with Traidlinks is seeking to recruit a Facilities Manager to manage the Enterprise Park at Bujumbura Premises.
Job Title: Facilities Manager
Purpose of Position: The overall function of the Facilities Manager is to ensure that the Enterprise Centre runs smoothly and without unnecessary interruption.
The Facilities Management Team is primarily responsible for three key areas:
•    The efficient and cost effective management of all Enterprise Centre facilities;
•    The management of an effective and responsive Enterprise Centre that embraces a “one-stop-shop” concept that ensures all customers are handled with a high level of quality service;
•    Designing, planning, managing and maintaining all areas of the Enterprise Centre.
The Facilities Manager will provide effective leadership to the Facilities Team by taking responsibility for strategy, staff management, key stakeholder and business relationships, financial and project management. The Manager will also directly supervise the Enterprise Centre support staff including: the cleaners, tea girls, guards and compound attendant and ensuring that they are carrying out their duties as required.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1.    Staff Management
•    Responsibility for the management of direct reports including coaching and mentoring of staff so they continually improve performance and achieve their potential;
•    Ensure that all members of the facilities team have up to date job descriptions and that effective use is made of the performance management system including setting of goals and objectives and carrying out regular performance reviews;
•    Ensure that all health and safety obligations are complied with by facilities staff and independent contractors.
2.    Financial Management
•    Liaise with the Enterprise Centre Project Manager to develop the Facilities budget;
•    Responsibility for financial management of the Business Centre facilities operating budget;
•    Manage major and minor building projects including management of budgets so that projects are delivered within budget and provide management with early warning of any potential budget overruns so that risk can be managed and mitigated.
3.    Other Responsibilities
•    Ensure compliance with Health & Safety;
•    Monitoring contractors’ SLAs and KPIs;
•    Ensure furniture and fittings are fit for use and replaced as and when required;
•    Responsibility for classroom setups including audio visual equipment as required;
•    Receipting of inwards goods and minor stores management;
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Qualifications: A tertiary qualification in; Operations management, Plant Layout & management, Urban Planning, engineering, construction or building related field. A driver’s license is essential.
Experience: Recent proven experience in managing a facilities team preferably in a large service organization. Knowledge in managing building, Repairs and maintenance contracts from the preparation of specifications to the completion of the work.
The applicant will also possess the following competencies:
Customer Service: A commitment to superior customer service.
Relationship Building: The ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with staff at all levels of the organization, visitors and other stakeholders.
Management of Self and Others: The ability to utilize personal skills to achieve goals and a high standard of performance. Positively leading, motivating and effectively working with colleagues, staff and customers in a multi discipline environment.
Management of Financial Resources: The ability to contribute to the long-term financial planning and results, including controlling costs and managing budgets. Utilization of Technology: The ability to use the technology required in day-to-day work including experience in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and database software such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Valuing and Nurturing Diversity: The ability to proactively recognize and respond to the differing needs of other individuals and groups.
Innovation: The ability to suggest and contribute new ideas and initiatives.
How to Apply
Please send your CV with a cover letter indicating the position you have applied for to: hocadeoo@hocadeo.org  or christinebirungi2004@yahoo.com
Clearly state the Job Title in the subject line and DO NOT attach any other documents. The cover letter and CV should be merged into word or pdf format.
ONLY APPLICANTS WHO FOLLOW THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
” Preference will be given to candidates from the Hoima area.
Deadline for applications is Friday 29th June 2012.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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