Manager Road Rehabilitation Career Opportunity – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head Road Rehabilitation
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 Manager Road Rehabilitation will oversee the
rehabilitation of UNRA’s road projects. This will involve participating in supervision
of the projects, ensuring timely acquisition of right of way, ensuring environmental
and social safeguards are complied with, timely progress reporting and
preparation of closure report detailing assets to be handed over including as built
drawings. The incumbent will also be responsible for participation in defining
for bidding documents for road projects and accountability of the resources
including human, financial, property and equipment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement operational strategies
    and plans for road rehabilitation projects in line with statutory
    performance agreement, and with the UNRA strategy;
  • Prepare and implement work plan schedules for
    allocated project(s) in line with approved Project Implementation Plan,
    set standards, specifications and best practice and the UNRA strategic
  • Implement and monitor the rehabilitation
    projects in the directorate in line with contractual provisions;
  • Carry out performance assessment and rating
    of contractors and consultants in line with contract management
  • Plan and implement a system of managing risks
    on rehabilitation road projects and develop risk mitigation measures;
  • Manage road rehabilitation contracts in
    accordance with Contract Administration Manual (CAM);
  • Actively monitor financial progress of the project(s)
    managed in line with contract financing agreements;
  • Conduct quality and cost management of road
    rehabilitation works in line with set standards, specifications, best
    practice and set contract management guidelines;
  • Respond to audit reports and implement agreed
    recommendations within specified time frames;
  • The incumbent will manage performance and
    develop direct reports in line with the performance management system of
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
    Road Rehabilitation
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Manager Road
    Rehabilitation job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering,
    Highway Engineering;
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in a related
    field and other post graduate qualifications in Civil Engineering, Highway
    Engineering or other relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Registration with the Engineers Registration
    Board (ERB) or its equivalent in the Commonwealth is mandatory;
  • Five years’ experience in roads and bridges
  • Demonstrated experience in Project Management/
    contract management of major construction works
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing
    diverse professionals.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High level of integrity.
  • Proven track record of outstanding
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to
    develop subordinates.
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relations
  • 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 application 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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