Principal Quality Management Officer Job Careers – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)




Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
                                       
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:  
  • The
    jobholder will oversee the drafting, reviewing and implementing of Quality
    Management Systems (QMS) to ensure consistent compliance to relevant
    standards Manuals, procedures, policies, laws and regulations
  • The
    incumbent will manage the QMS record system by developing an organisation
    wide, harmonized documentation and records management policy and
    procedure to avoid duplication and divergent way of handling records,
    functions and processes
  • Manage
    customer feedback through customer satisfaction surveys, investigate QMS
    deviations and record improvements resulting from interventions
  • Work
    closely with and coordinate with accreditation/certification bodies
    for international recognition of UNBS services and ensure continuous
    compliance with the accreditation and certification requirements
  • The
    incumbent will also organize and coordinate training and re-training of
    auditors and assessors to increase on the available pool
  • Carry
    out regular system audits and reviews for specific Departments or
    interrelated functions spread across various Departments to improve
    the quality of services and maintain a satisfied customer base
  • Plan
    and conduct staff trainings so as to manage staff skills
    development in the areas of Quality Management Systems
  • Keenly
    review, appraise and advice on the Quality plans for different Departments
    of UNBS
  • Follow-up
    on corrective actions and deviation resulting from internal audits, management
    reviews and internal recommendations for improvement.
  • Coordinate
    activities of the quality coordinators in the various departments
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNBS Principal
    Quality Management Officer career placement 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, 17025, 17021, 17065 and 19011 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 
  • 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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