Manager Legal Metrology Job Placement – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)




Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Executive
Director-Compliance
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.
Job Summary: The Manager
Legal Metrology will mainly develop and implement strategies for assuring and
enforcing accuracy and reliability of measurements where measured values affect
health, safety, environment and transparency of trade transactions in line with
UNBS mission and mandate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Develop and review systems, policies, procedures
and legal instruments for Legal Metrology in accordance with the applicable
laws and UNBS policies and procedures.
·        
Formulate and implement a strategic plan for the
department and prepare an annual budget and work plan for the Department based
on the Strategic Plan and available resources in enforcement of standards.
·        
Develop and implement a performance management
plan for the department activities, fraud control plans and undertake
corrective actions to address under performance.
·        
Provide leadership, technical support and
management of staff performance to ensure that targets are achieved and talent
developed for business continuity.
·        
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on
activities of the department and progress on implementation of work plans
·        
Develop procedures and guidelines on how to
handle customer complaints and queries related to trade verification
requirements.
·        
Research, identify and introduce potential new
business opportunities and vet and recommend the approval of authorized service
providers.
·        
Provide technical advisory information to
traders and other UNBS stakeholders about the need for accuracy and reliability
in trade.
·        
Prepare and submit periodic reports by
collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends in line with UNBS
policies and procedures.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should hold a Master’s degree in physics or engineering field
(electrical, electronics, mechanical or any other related field, MBA or
law from a recognized University/Institute). Those with Masters Degrees in other fields other than Sciences MUST
have an honor’s first degree in science
·        
Possession
of Honours degree in physics or engineering field (electrical,
electronics, mechanical or any other related field from a recognised
University/Institute).
·        
A
minimum of ten (10) years’ experience, five (5) years of which are at a senior
Officer level in a reputable organization
·        
Membership
to relevant professional bodies will be added advantage
·        
Certificate
in Investigations and prosecution and working knowledge of law enforcement
activities will be added advantage
·        
Previous
experience in Standards, Quality Assurance, Metrology, and Quality
Management Systems will be an added advantage
·        
Computer
literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the
Internet applications among others.
·        
Proven
analytical skills
·        
Planning
skills focused on priority areas
·        
Good
planning, monitoring and evaluation skills
·        
Excellent
communication, negotiating, presentation and interpersonal skills
·        
High
level of integrity and professionalism
·        
Demonstrated
ability to build and maintain relationships with different stakeholder
·        
Age: 35 – 50 years
How to Apply:
All qualified applicants should send their applications together with
attached copies of all academic qualifications, 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.
Deadline: 14th December 2017 by
5:00pm
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