Assistant Estates Officer Career Jobs – National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Organization: National
Council for Higher Education (NCHE)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Estates Officer
About NCHE:
The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) was established under
“The Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001” for regulating and
guiding the establishment and management of institutions of higher learning,
regulating the quality of higher education, equating of qualifications and for
advising government on higher education issues.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Offers support in planning, developing,
    controlling and coordinating all Estates functions of NCHE;
  • Ensuring rehabilitation, repairs,
    cleanliness and proper maintenance of infrastructure at NCHE including but
    not limited to civil works, plumbing, electrical installations, and
    compound maintenance;
  • Assists in developing and implementing
    technical specifications to facilitate procurement of furniture, parts,
    machinery and equipment;
  • Responsible for coordinating the
    preparation of planned, preventive and curative maintenance programmes and
    schedules;
  • Plans and assists in meetings with
    consultants, contractors and suppliers to ensure compliance with design
    specifications and maintenance of required standards;
  • Assists in preparing specifications of
    quantities and costs of materials and labour for the maintenance of the
    NCHE building;
  • Investigate, safeguard and inspect NCHE
    premises and offices to ensure that adequate protection measures exist for
    the assets, property and equipment; and;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned
    from time to time by the superiors.
Key Result Areas:
  • Strategic technical specifications, plans
    and budgets developed;
  • Technical specifications and performance
    standards developed to facilitate procurement of furniture, parts,
    machinery and materials;
  • Quantities and costs of materials and
    labour specified;
  • Implementation of technical projects
    coordinated;
  • Planned, preventive and curative
    maintenance programmes coordinated;
  • NCHE buildings and compound cleaned and
    protected.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Diploma in Civil and Building Engineering from a recognized
    university/institution;
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    building construction and maintenance of infrastructure;
  • Possess knowledge in civil works,
    plumbing, electrical installations, and compound maintenance;
  • Sound knowledge in project management,
    strategic planning and budgeting;
  • Must be ICT/Computer literate, capable of
    using word processing, spreadsheets and database software packages;
  • Must have strong leadership, interpersonal
    skills as well as good communication skills;
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send five sealed copies of: an
application letter; an up-to-date and detailed CV including names and contacts
of three credible referees; copies of academic qualifications; and any other
relevant documents. Applications should be submitted during office hours to:
The Executive Director
National Council for Higher Education
Plot M834, Kigobe Road, Kyambogo
P.O. Box 76 Kyambogo
Uganda, East Africa
Deadline: 13th
February, 2017 by 4:00 pm

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