Administration Officer – Library & Information Services Job Oppprtunities – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head Administration
About UNRA:
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament;
The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on
1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to
develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general
roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The Administration Officer- Library &
Information Services will be responsible
acquiring, managing and securing the Authorities information resources. The
incumbent will also be responsible for selecting, acquiring, cataloguing,
classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing
reference, bibliographical, and readers’ advisory services; planning,
developing and indexing computerised data base and instructing users on how to
efficiently search through and locate needed reference materials as well as creating
partnerships with other libraries and providing avenues for accessing their
databases remotely.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The incumbent will develop Library and
    Information Services policies and procedures in line with the strategic
  • Design information storage and retrieval systems,
    and develop procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and
    classifying information;
  • Search and source standard reference materials,
    including on-line sources and the Internet;
  • Code, classify, and catalog books,
    publications, films, audiovisual aids, and other information center
    materials based on subject matter or standard information Centre
    classification systems;
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with other
    libraries/information centers and provide avenues for accessing their
    databases remotely;
  • Establish and update an electronic system for
    easy access and retrieval of information;
  • Develop risk matrix and put in place risk
    mitigation measures in office library and information systems;
  • Manage performance and develop direct reports
    in line with the performance management system of UNRA.
  • Respond to audit reports and implement agreed
    recommendations within specified time frames;
  • Actively participate in planning, budgeting
    and reporting in line with departmental guidelines and targets;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Administration
    Officer- Library & Information Services job vacancy should hold an
    Honors Degree in Library and Information Science (BLIS) or any other related
    field from a recognized University;
  • At least three years’ experience in records
    and document management, Library or Registry.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and
    to develop subordinates;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • High level of Integrity.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their
handwritten application letters, filled application form (Download
) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two referee
letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo Training
Centre addressed to the:
of the Director Human Resource,
National Roads Authority,
5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487, Kampala.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and
Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates
who present forged documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st February 2016 by 17.00 hours
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