Ferry Engineer (Operations) Jobs – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head Ferry Services
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 Ferry Engineer (Operations) will oversee the
operations and maintenance of the ferry services and facilities countrywide.
This will involve ensuring that the ferry route schedule to ensure that the planned
routes are implemented, maintaining the ferry, landing sites, offices, staff
quarters, waiting shades and ensuring safety of equipment, passengers and
transit traffic. The Ferry Engineer will also assist the Head Ferry Services in
resource planning, resource budgeting, development of ferry infrastructure,
among others.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring routine/preventive and periodic
    maintenance of ferries in line with departmental guidelines and standards.
  • Maintain the ferry landing site and
    facilities in line departmental standards
  • In charge of monitoring of occupational,
    health and safety procedures in line with departmental standards and
  • Develop risk matrix and put in place risk
    mitigation measures in the area of traffic and road safety;
  • Quickly 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;
  • Keen review of performance and data from
    Ferry Monitoring equipment/systems and prepares reports;
  • Actively participates in contract management
    of outsourced ferry related services;
  • Mentor and supervise the performance and
    development of staff in the unit in line with the performance management
    system of UNRA.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
    Ferry Services
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Ferry Engineer (Operations)job
    vacancy should hold a Degree in Marine/Nautical Science, Mechanical
    Engineering, or any other relevant qualification;
  • At least three years’ experience in ferries
    operations or marine services.
  • High levels of integrity;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to
    develop subordinates;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to manage/supervise multi skilled
    teams and deliver accurate results in a timely manner and in an
    environment with multiple and challenging tasks.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver their handwritten application letters, filled form (Download Here) ,
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

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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