Head Traffic & Road Safety Career Opportunity – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Director Road Infrastructure Protection
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 Head Traffic & Road Safety will mainly be
responsible for conducting road safety audits on the national roads network. The
job holder will also be responsible for carrying out road user education;
manage accountability of the resources under the department including human,
financial, property and equipment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan, budget and account for Traffic &
    Road Safety operations and resources in line with UNRA financial
    management guidelines;
  • Formulate and implement systems and standards
    for Road Safety in line with the applicable laws and standards
  • Manage the carrying out of audits and
    identification of black spots on national roads.
  • Work closely with the Directorate of
    Maintenance to improve the identified black spots on national roads
  • Supervise the management of out sourced
    services relating to Traffic and Road Safety
  • Formulate and implement systems and standards
    for road user education in line with the applicable laws, UNRA Standards
    and International Best Practices
  • Plan and implement a system of managing risks
    in the Traffic & Road Safety operations and develop risk mitigation
  • Manage performance and prepare reports in
    line with the performance management system of UNRA.
  • Regularly respond to audit issues and
    implement the agreed recommendations
  • Supervise the towing services to remove
    broken down vehicles from the national roads at owners cost.
  • Sensitize road users on the Highway Code and
    other relevant laws
  • Manage the traffic information centre that
    will provide travel advisory services by relaying real time traffic information
    to motorists via Variable Message Services (VMS), UNRA website, Radio, etc
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director
    Road Infrastructure Protection
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Head Traffic &
    Road Safety job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering
    or any other relevant degree
  • Possession of post graduate qualifications in
    the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience in roads safety
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing
    an organization/business unit with diverse professions.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Impeccable level of integrity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a
    team and to develop subordinates.
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations
  • 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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