Fresher Inspector of Works Jobs – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Road Maintenance Engineer
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 Inspector of Works will be responsible for
execution of routine and periodic maintenance activities for roads and bridges
under the station for both Contracts and Force Account. This will involve executing
Force Account and periodic maintenance activities, supervision of works, timely
field progress reporting and participation in preparation of closure report
detailing the works done. In addition, the Inspector of Works will be
responsible for performing regular inspections of the maintenance work on site
and comparing completed work with drawings and specifications. This will entail
inspecting works on a daily basis; keeping a daily record of instructions
issued regarding plan and specification interpretation and any required change
orders; coordinating with an independent testing lab any materials testing
required and verifying quantities for payment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the routine and periodic maintenance
    of roads/bridges in accordance with standards, specifications and best
  • Actively participate in implementation of
    Force Account activities in line with approved budget;
  • Supervise manual routine maintenance (LBCs);
  • Carry out regular inspection of maintenance
    works and ensuring conformance with drawings and specifications including
    final inspection and acceptance.
  • Documents inspection results by completing
    reports and logs; summarizing re-work and waste; and inputting data into
    quality management database.
  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment
    by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations,
    and observing the health and safety provisions of road works.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Road
    Maintenance Engineer
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Inspector of Works
    job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering or related
  • At least two years’ experience in maintenance
    operations for roads and bridges.
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Excellent track record of outstanding
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
  • Ability to deliver accurate results in a timely
    manner and in an environment with multiple and challenging tasks.
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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