Operations Officer Jobs – Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

Job Title:      Operations Officer
Organisation: Uganda Free
Zones Authority (UFZA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Manager
(Operations and Investor Support)
About US:
The Uganda Free Zones Authority is mandated to establish, develop,
manage, market, maintain, supervise, control and to provide for other related
matters of Free Zones in Uganda, as outlined in section 13 sub-section 1 to 2
of the Free Zones Act, 2014.
Job Summary: The Operations
Officer will manage and coordinate daily activities within Free Zones to ensure
compliance with management requirements for supervision and control of Free
Zones.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Ensure that facilities provided by business
enterprises have obtained the approval of the Developer, and are in compliance
with internationally approved practices
·        
Inspect proposed Free Zone sites to ensure
provision of physical amenities and infrastructure
·        
Coordinate and monitor activities of the
Developer
·        
Work closely with consultants and relevant
Government Institutions to facilitate the execution of key infrastructure
projects in Public Free Zones
·        
The incumbent will also reconcile operational
performance plans
·        
Coordinate Customs control mechanisms with URA
and ensure that contraband products and services are not used in Free Zones, in
accordance with URA regulations and EAC Customs regulations
·        
Coordinate regular customs compliance visits in
all operating Free Zones
·        
Liaise and coordinate with Government Agencies
and Local Authorities involved in Physical Planning, Environmental and Land
matters
·        
Coordinate with Consultants appointed by the
Authority when putting up structures and infrastructure facilities
·        
Build strong bonds with prospective Developers
and Business Enterprises to execute their Projects
·        
Perform any other duties assigned from time to
time.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the Operations Officer
vacancy should hold a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration and
Management, Commerce, Business Statistics, Social Sciences, Economics or any
related field.
·        
A minimum of three years’ working experience in
Customs Operations and procedures, Business Process Management, Cargo
Management in a reputable institution/organisation.
·        
Excellent communication skills
·        
Innovative
·        
Ability to work in a team;
·        
Ability to build strong bonds with clients
·        
Self-motivation and capability to work under
tight deadlines in a competitive environment meet targets
·        
High moral integrity.
·        
Age: Between 25 – 40 years old
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their application letters accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and academic
credentials to the address below:
The Director (Finance and Administration),
Uganda Free Zones Authority,
Plot 1 Colville Street,
P.O. Box 37578, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 8th
December 2017 by 4:00pm
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