Several Ferry Operator Vacancies – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Ferry Master
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 Operator will be responsible for
navigating the ferry safely in accordance with safety and marine navigation guidelines.
The Operator will also be responsible for directing the operation of the vessel
in accordance with the Ferry Operations Manual and applicable occupational
health and safety regulations. In addition, the Operator will also be responsible
for signalling to passengers and motor vehicles to embark and disembark.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Signal passengers and motor vehicles to
    embark and disembark;
  • Navigate the ferry safely in accordance with
    safety and marine navigation guidelines;
  • Actively participate in conducting training
  • Conduct periodic inspections of the ferry to
    ensure that the ferry is always in good working condition and report any
    deficiencies or irregularities in its operation;
  • Ensure that passengers are recorded and that
    the safety provisions are observed;
  • Operate hydraulic ramps to facilitate the
    safe disembarkation of ferry passengers;
  • Manage all ferry operations.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Ferry
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Ferry Operator
    vacancy should hold an Ordinary Diploma in Marine/Nautical Science,
    Mechanical Engineering, or any other relevant qualification;
  • Relevant Industrial Training Experience while
    at the Institute/college is mandatory;
  • Working experience will be an added
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Excellent track record of outstanding
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • 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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