Research Fellow Job Careers – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Head Research and 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 Research Fellow will mainly be responsible
for undertaking Research and Development in innovative approaches and
technologies in roads and bridges construction and maintenance. The Fellow will
be responsible for envisioning and engaging in high quality research on road
and bridge design, construction and maintenance resulting into cutting edge
innovations and solutions. In addition the Fellow will be responsible for
developing proposals for research projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify current challenges and opportunities
    in road and bridge design, construction and maintenance and develop solutions
    and innovations in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Build and strengthen linkages with local and
    international institutions and research organization/ partners in line
    with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Formulate and support the identification of sources
    of funding for research projects;
  • Develop and establish a laboratory as a
    Centre of excellence for quality assurance of materials and all proposed
    solutions;
  • Initiate and develop a system for the
    dissemination of research data, publications and best practices in line
    with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
  • Develop and implement a system for the adoption
    of research innovations in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance
    agreement.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head
    Research and Development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Research Fellow job
    career should hold an Honors degree in Civil Engineering or a related
    field;
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Civil
    Engineering or a related field is an added advantage;
  • Professional registration with the relevant
    Association of professional engineers is an added advantage;
  • At least five years’ experience in road
    design, construction and maintenance projects;
  • Demonstration of an outstanding research profile
    including proven track record in developing engineering research
    collaborations;
  • Evidence of active research experience with a
    leading research organization.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High level of integrity;
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance;
  • 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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