Senior Concession Officer – Environment Health Safety & Quality Assurance (EHSQ) Job Careers – Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Organisation: Uganda
Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:  Principal Concession Officer
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 Senior
Concession Officer – Environment Health Safety & Quality Assurance (EHSQ)
will inspect, verify, investigate, monitor and evaluate the concessionaire’s
performance in regards to Environment, health, safety, quality assurance,
operations performance etc. per the Concession Agreement and provide advice on
best practice.
Key Duties
and Responsibilities: 
  • Manages the implementation of the safety
    management plan of the Concessionaire to ensure regulatory compliance and
    develop preventive measures for incorporation in the operational plan of
    the company.
  • The incumbent will manage, review and
    investigate potential safety, health and environment risks within the railway
    Sector.
  • Routinely monitor and update
    Concessionaire maintenance of conceded assets and compliance to the risk
    management plan.
  • Follow-up on routine inspections,
    verifications, assessments, samplings and schedule audits for conceded
    assets and non-conceded assets.
  • Actively participate in preparation and
    examination of quantitative and qualitative focus reports on operations of
    the concessionaire carried out in and out of the country. This may include
    inspections, verification, assessments, audits and any other adhoc
    requirements.
  • Examine all the actual data pertaining to
    the operational performance and make suggestions based on actual
    performance of Concessionaire in line with the safety management plan and
    the railway sector.
  • Gather data relating to safety and risk
    management plans for Concessionaire of the railway sector.
  • Actively participate and provide relevant
    data for URC business plan.
 Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations Management or Membership of
    Chartered Institute of Logistics & transport, Occupational Health and
    Safety.
  • Possession of a Post Graduate
    Diploma/Professional Qualification in Occupational Health and Safety is a
    must.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Transport Safety
    Management will be an added advantage.
  • At least five (5) years working experience
    in Transport Sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence in
    Environment, Health and or safety Management.
  • Previous experience in a regulatory
    environment
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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