Manager Road Development Job Placement – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

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

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 Manager Road Development will oversee the
development/upgrading of road projects. This will involve supervision of the
projects, ensuring timely acquisition of right of way, ensuring environmental and
social safeguards are complied with, timely progress reporting and preparation
of closure reports detailing assets to be handed over including as built drawings.
The job holder will also be responsible for participation in defining
procurement specifications and accountability of the resources under the
department including human, financial, property, equipment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement operational strategies
    and plans for managing the development/ upgrading of roads in line with
    statutory performance agreement, and with the UNRA strategy;
  • Supervise and update implementation schedules
    for roads works in accordance with approved project implementation plans,
    set standards, specifications and best practice and the UNRA strategic
    plan;
  • Oversee the upgrading/new projects in line
    with approved project implementation plan (PIP);
  • Conduct performance assessment and rating of
    contractors and consultants in accordance with the UNRA contract
    evaluation tool;
  • Manage implementation on upgrading/new
    contracts in line with the approved design standards, Specifications and
    Contract Administration Manual (CAM);
  • Actively monitor financial progress of the
    project(s) managed in line with contract financing agreements;
  • Plan and implement a system of managing risks
    on upgrading/new road projects and develop risk mitigation measures;
  • Regularly respond to audit reports and
    implement agreed recommendations within specified time frames;
  • Manage performance and develop direct reports
    in line with the performance management system of UNRA.
  • Conduct quality and cost management of
    upgrading works in line with set standards, best practice and contract
    financing agreements;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
    Road Development

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Manager Road
    Development job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering,
    Highway Engineering;
  • Possession of a  Master’s Degree in a related field and
    other post graduate qualifications in Civil Engineering, High Way
    Engineering or other relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Registration with the Engineers Registration
    Board (ERB) or its equivalent in the Commonwealth is a must;
  • At least five years’ experience in roads and
    bridges construction;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in
    Project/Contract Management of major construction works;
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing
    diverse professionals.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Excellent track record of outstanding
    performance;
  • 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;
  • 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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