Transport Officer Jobs – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:   Transport Officer
Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director
Finance and Administration
About NFA:
The National Forestry Authority
(NFA) is a Government agency established under the National Forestry and Tree
Planting Act, 2003 as a corporate body responsible for sustainable development
and management of Central Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical
support to stakeholders in the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary: The Transport
Officer will efficiently& effectively manage all the NFA motor fleet in a
sound condition at all times & to ensure its proper use, coordination &
allocation to cover all the transport logistical needs of the organization. The
incumbent will also advise management on formulation & implementation of
transport policies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    fleet control& efficiently by implementing up to date fleet management
    systems (FMS) in liaison with management
  • Ensure
    the implementation of safety programs& monitor the safety &
    security of the NFA’s fleet
  • Ensure
    that the fleet complies with all the legal & regulatory requirements
    governing the use of motor vehicles.
  • Ensure
    that the fleet is comprehensively insured & follow up all insurance
    claims through agreed procedures & regulations in a timely manner
  • Process
    all motor vehicle accidents & thefts in liaison with the insurance
    companies& police within the established contracts, laws&
    regulations
  • Prepare
    the sectional annual budget & budget performance reports for
    monitoring& controlling operating costs against the budget both on a
    monthly & quarterly basis. Also produce the annual sectional
    procurement plan
  • Ensure
    fuel accountability by all fleet users on a monthly & quarterly basis
  • Advise
    and work closely with the procurement unit in selection of maintenance
    garages as well as purchase of transport related supplies& other
    logistics.
  • Actively
    monitor the implementation of the NFA’s transport policy& ensure its
    review from time to time
  • Mentor,
    supervise & appraise drivers at HQ & submit all annual performance
    appraisals.
  • Compilation
    and sending regular reports to the Director Finance& Administration
  • Ensure
    maintenance, repair& replacement of the NFA’s owned motor vehicles
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the DFA.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the aforementioned NFA career placement should an Honours
    degree in mechanical/automobile engineering, transport and Logistics or
    any other relevant degree from a recognised institution.
  • Possession
    of fleet management & Administration training obtained from a
    recognized institution and knowledge of fleet management software are
    added advantages.
  • At
    least three years’ experience in fleet management & fleet coordination
    in a big organisation
  • Excellent
    communication & interpersonal skills, Team spirit, confidentiality
    with ability to provide technical advice on fleet management to SMT
  • Good
    report writing skills.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, copies
of academic and professional certificates and transcripts and curriculum vitae
giving full details of applicants education, qualifications, experience,
present salary and naming three referees, plus their postal, email and
telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 0312 – 264035/6 or 0414 –
230365/9
Deadline: 9th January 2015

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