Principal Inspector- Compliance and Quality Assurance Job Placement – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Manager Imports
Inspection
                                       
About US:
Uganda 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.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare
    annual, quarterly and monthly budget, work plans and targets of all
    activities to be undertaken within the Division
  • Develop
    and supervise the maintenance of a sample coding system that eases sample
    identification and preserves sample integrity
  • Handle,
    follow-up and convey test results to the respective importers whose
    samples were submitted for testing and interpret and report the
    decision on the test results to them accordingly
  • Keenly
    verify completeness of sample documentation as submitted from the various
    centers for accountability purposes
  • The
    incumbent will also implement and ensure adherence to the departmental
    and institutional Quality Management Systems and make respective reports
    to the Manager
  • Mentor
    and train staff of QMS systems/issues and act as the quality coordinator
    departmental representative
  • The
    incumbent will also regularly liaise with inspectors in the Department to
    update records of all products that do not have or have obsolete
    standards for purposes of aiding standards formulation
  • Conduct
    compliance analysis of departmental operations and submit monthly
    compliance reports to the Manager
  • Keenly
    track the turnaround time of inspection interventions including
    sample stay in the Bureau to assist in decision making concerning
    facilitation of trade
  • Coordinate
    all departmental administrative requirements such as procurement
    requirements, requisitions for office imprests, organizing for
    field tours among others
  • Prepare
    monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the operations of the office
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNBS Principal
    Inspector- Compliance and Quality Assurance job opportunity should hold a Masters’ degree in Science or any
    other related field from a recognized University/Institute
  • Honours
    Degree in a science field or any other science related qualification from
    a recognized University/Institution
  • At least eight years’ experience in Standards, Quality Assurance, or quality
    control, Standards
  • Development or Laboratory Testing after
    graduation
  • Additional
    training in ISO 9001, 17020 is an added advantage
  • Hands-on
    supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and deliver results
    efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Proven
    people leadership and functional management competencies with
    hands-on skills in Risk Management and internal controls in the functional
    areas
  • Highly
    computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the
    Internet applications
  • High level of integrity and
    professionalism
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good teamwork and analytical skills and
    needs to be a
  • Good team player
  • Excellent communicator with good oral
    communication and presentation skills.
  • Age: Between 30 and 45 years
How to Apply:
All 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;
The Executive Director,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Standard House
Plot 2-12 By-Pass Link, Bweyogerere, Buto
P.O. Box 6329, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 6th April 2017 by
5:00pm

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