Head Mechanical Services Job Opportunity – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)



Organisation: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Director Road Maintenance

About UNRA:
The 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
Head Mechanical Services will manage the plant, equipment and fleet of the
Authority. This will involve planning, participation in procurement,
supervision of repair works, branding and engraving of plant and equipment,
ensuring at all times the odometers and hour meters are functional and
logbooks updated, ensuring environmental and social safeguards
(methods of disposal of wastes) are
mainstreamed, timely servicing of plant and equipment, plant and equipment
status report, preparation of defects, job cards, inspection and completion
report for major repairs done. In addition, the job holder will be
responsible for establishing and updating the equipment management system. The
Head Mechanical Services will also be responsible for accountability of the
resources under the department including human, financial, property, plant
and equipment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan and set performance
    benchmarks for the department in line with the strategic plan and
    statutory performance agreement;
  • The job holder will plan and
    implement a system for the management of plant, equipment and fleet of
    the authority to in line with the approved guidelines;
  • Develop and implement a system to
    manage the servicing and repairs of plant, equipment and fleet of the
    authority;
  • Responsible for risk management
    and management of audit results on mechanical services  in line with the strategic plan;
  • Manage performance and develop
    direct reports in line with the performance management system of UNRA;
  • In charge of quality management
    of rehabilitation works in line with approved directorate standards.
  • Perform any other duties as
    assigned by the Director Road Maintenance

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Head
    Mechanical Services job vacancy should hold an honour’s Degree in
    Mechanical Engineering, or a Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
    from a recognized institution with a Master’s Degree in a relevant
    field;
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree
    in a related field and other post graduate qualifications in Mechanical
    Engineering or other relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Professional registration with
    the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) or its equivalent in the
    Commonwealth is mandatory;
  • Five or more years’ experience in
    maintenance of fleet, plant and equipment;
  • Demonstrated working experience
    in managing diverse professionals.
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Proven track record of
    outstanding performance;
  • Proven ability to work as part of
    a team and to develop subordinates;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly
    staff/management relation skills
  • Excellent oral and written
    communication skills;
  • Computer literacy skills
  • 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 send their applications online at the link belowPlease follow the instructions at the link below. 

Click Here (Read Instructions) -> Register (Click Here) -> Application 

Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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