Entry Level Transport Economist Careers – Ministry of Works and Transport

Job Title:       Transport Economist
Organization: Ministry of
Works and Transport
Project Name: Standard Gauge
Railway Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Planning
and Strategy
About US:
The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Works and Transport is
spearheading the development of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) network. The
SGR project is being implemented over five (5) years as a regional project with
Uganda’s partner states of Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. The objective of
developing the SGR network is to provide a modern, fast, reliable, efficient,
and high capacity railway transport system as a seamless single railway
Job Summary: The Transport
Economist will primarily apply transport economics analytical techniques to the
SGR Project in order to aid Project planning, development and decision-making.
Key Duties and
  • Offer support in the formulation and
    review of policies, plans and strategies:
  • Actively participate in the preparation of
    budgets and progress reports:
  • Take part in the development of logistics,
    transit and multimodal transport corridors, plans and strategies:
  • Actively participate in project
    identification, appraisal/modelling, financing, development and
  • Actively participate in data collection
    and examining all forms of travel trends and impact of transport
    infrastructure on land use and development:
  • Prepare technical and non-technical
    reports on economic trends and forecasts:
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Transport
    Economist career opportunity must hold a Bachelor (Hons) Degree in
    Economics or Statistics from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in
    Transport Economics or Transport Planning will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience as an
    economist in Government or in a reputable organization.
  • Personal Competencies: Economic
    Analysis; Team work; Planning Organising and Coordination; effective
    Communication; Ethics and Integrity; Result orientation; Computer Literacy
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans should send written
applications with letters of recommendation from either the current or previous
employer(s) covering the last three consecutive years of employment, copies of
academic certificates & transcripts, previous and current appointment
letters, curriculum vitae, and a recent passport size colour photograph.
Applications should be addressed to:-
The Project Coordinator, Standard Gauge Railway Project,
P. O. Box 27756, Kampala. Uganda
Applications should be delivered to the …New Vision Offices…
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
    contacted and Canvassing or lobbying by applicants will lead to
  • Candidates who present forged
    documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
  • Envelopes containing applications should
    be clearly marked with both the position applied for and duty station.
Deadline: 28th September 2016

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