Principal Property Management Officer Employment Vacancy – Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Organisation: Uganda
Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:  Chief Civil Engineer
About URC:
Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) is a body corporate established under
an Act of Parliament to construct, operate and maintain railway, marine and
road services both inside and outside Uganda for the carriage of passengers and
goods. As a result of privatisation of operations, the mandate of URC changed
from that of an operator to that of asset holder, concession monitor and
advisor on railway technical matters.
Job Summary: The Principal
Property Management Officer is primarily responsible for planning, organizing,
directing, and coordinating the Corporation’s Property Section by managing and
implementing the Corporation’s Property Strategy.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Develop
    the Property Strategy in liaison with the Chief Civil Engineer.
  • Effectively
    lead and manage the Property Team to achieve the Property Strategy and
    individual, team and corporate objectives.
  • Efficiently
    manage the Property Portfolio of the Corporation including:
o  
Maximising revenues, minimising costs and
actively seeking new opportunities for raising additional revenues from the
Property Portfolio.
o  
Active participation in the GOU strategy of
re/development of government properties. This will be done in accordance with
the Corporation’s Property Strategy and any statutory requirements such as the
Public Private Partnership Act.
  • Effectively
    manage all risks arising from the Corporation’s existing Property
    Portfolio by providing timely advice and taking action where appropriate.
  • Ensure
    the Corporation’s statutory responsibilities relating to property, are
    properly managed.
  • The
    jobholder will also ensure the proper and efficient management of issues
    and contracts relating to property and historic liabilities, including
    valuations, covenants, external consultants, litigation etc.
  • Ensure
    compliance with and contribute to the improvement of operational and team
    processes and procedures.
  • Offer
    support in the preparation and execution of the Team’s budgets and
    financial records.
  • Develops
    others – uses appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to
    help subordinates develop their capabilities.
  • Identify
    opportunities and implement change leading to team development, system
    improvement and good value for money.
  • Maintain
    and develop positive stakeholder relationships in order to promote the
    Corporation and assist it to meet its objectives.
  • Perform
    any further reasonable requests from the Chief Civil Engineer.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Degree in Quantity Surveying,
    Land Economics, Land Management, Building Economics, Estate Management, or
    a related field.
  • Possession
    of a Post Graduate or Professional Qualification in Real Estate, Project
    or Facilities Management will be an added advantage
  • At
    least five years’ experience in a property management work environment
    preferably in a government agency or authority.
  • Eight
    years’ experience in a private sector organization in large scale Private
    – Public Property development plus demonstrable work with government or
    sponsored projects will also be acceptable.
  • Development
    of major Property management master Plans will be an added advantage
  • Structuring
    of large multi –stakeholder projects including financial stream packaging,
    asset and facility management.
  • Strategic
    planning knowledge
  • Project
    Planning and Management skills
  • Good
    complex negotiation skills
  • Good
    report writing skills
  • Able
    to prepare and give presentations to executives, the public and top levels
    of management
  • Excellent
    written and communication skills
  • Ability
    to prioritize a high volume and detailed workload
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Skilled
    leadership and team player
  • Broader
    knowledge and awareness of the property market
  • Able
    to conduct and facilitate meetings
  • Training
    in: Facilities Management, Public Private Partnerships,  AutoCAD software, Arch CAD software,
    Short law courses, Refresher management courses, Project Planning and
    Management
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications
accompanied with a current CV clearly stating current position and
responsibilities, photocopies of academic certificates and testimonials and
complete addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees and their e-mail
addresses to the address indicated below;
Office of the Managing Director,
Plot 57, Nasser Road,
P.O Box 7150, Kampala.
Deadline: 29th
August, 2016
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