Transport Officer Career Jobs – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Job Title:    Transport Officer
Organisation: Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager
About US:
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of
Trade Industry and Cooperatives mandated to coordinate the elaboration of
standards and quality of products and services so as to facilitate fair trade,
promote local industries and protect consumers.
Job Summary: The Transport Officer will be responsible for
overseeing UNBS fleet, dispatching of Drivers, monitoring vehicle movement,
ensuring timely and proper maintenance and repairs, tracking fuel usage and
consumption rates.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan, organise and coordinate vehicle
    movements through proper supervision of all Drivers
  • Develop and implement guidelines and procedures
    for fleet management at the Bureau
  • Maintain proper inventory of all components
    of vehicles, and ensure they are maintained and checked frequently.
  • Keenly track repairs and costs as part of
    monitoring and overseeing the repair processes.
  • Prepare requisitions for servicing, repair
    and maintenance at the appropriate garages.
  • The incumbent will assess and analyze the
    quotations submitted by Garages inclusive service, repairs, battery, seat
    cover and tyre replacement among others to determine value for money.
  • The Transport Officer will propose
    improvements in the existing transport processes, systems and tools.
  • Track vehicle and fuel usage and consumption
    rates; ensure that potential problems or fuel misuse is raised to
  • Track vehicle registration and insurance and
    liaise with procurement to ensure these are always renewed in a timely
  • Check and analyse UNBS vehicle logs
    information weekly, make corrections where necessary and sign off in each
    log to verify that this has been done.
  • Periodically collect vehicle logs from the
    field and review them for accuracy and follow up on field transport
  • Collect daily and weekly vehicle checklists,
    verify their accuracy, and work with drivers to correct any problems.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the UNBS Transport Officer
    job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
    or Automobile engineering from a recognized University/Institution. Higher
    Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Automobile engineering from a
    recognized University/Institution
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in motor
    vehicle transport operations and management in a reputable Institution
  • Demonstrated ability to assess potential
    mechanical problems and advise on preventive maintenance and repair
  • Possess a valid driving license with at least
    2 classes.
  • Ability to provide leadership to transport
    and mechanical staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent independent judgment and
    decision-making skills
  • Age: Between 25 and 35 years.
How to Apply:
qualified applicants should send their applications together with attached
copies of all academic qualifications, copies of valid identity cards and
detailed CVs with mobile telephone numbers indicated, names and contact details
of three referees, to the address below;
Executive Director,
National Bureau of Standards,
Industrial Park,
2-12 Kyaliwajala Road,
Box 6329, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 28th October 2016 by 5:00pm

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