Principal Corporate Planning Officer Jobs – Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)

Organisation: Uganda
Railways Corporation (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Uganda Railways
Corporation (URC) is a body corporate established under an Act of Parliament to
construct, operate and maintain railway, marine and road services both inside
and outside Uganda for the carriage of passengers and goods. As a result of
privatisation of operations, the mandate of URC changed from that of an
operator to that of asset holder, concession monitor and advisor on railway
technical matters.
Job Summary:  The Principal Corporate Planning Officer will
manage the development of the Corporation’s Strategy and Business Plan,
Development suitable monitoring and evaluation framework and tools and to
conduct regular monitoring to ensure alignment between the developed business
plan and Corporation’s Strategy in accordance with Policy and Budgetary
guidelines approved by the Board and the Minister.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Corporate Strategy: Plan and develop long-term corporate strategy in
    line with the Corporation’s Vision and Sector Strategic Plans
  • Business Planning: Direct subordinate and department heads in
    developing the Corporation’s business plan by providing proper guidelines
    and information to ensure alignment of business plans with corporate
  • Work coordination
  • Budget and Work Plan follow-up
  • Management information Reports
  • Corporate Research
  • High Level strategic assistance to Managing Director and Board
  • Systems integration

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Railways Corporation (URC)
    Principal Corporate Planning Officer job placement should possess a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Transport Economics, Business
    Administration or Equivalent
  • MBA or graduate degree in Economic and Policy Planning, Transport
    Engineering, Transport Economics and Planning or related field
  • Project Management Professional
Core Competences:
  • Knowledge of Transport Sector development policy and planning
  • Ability to analyse very complex operations data and draw logical
  • Knowledge of public investment and project development frameworks
  • Management of Complex Projects and delivery of the same under tight
    schedules with limited resources.
  • Working in multi-dimensional organisational set – up and ability to
    work in a highly unstructured environment
  • Good leadership and team working.
  • Champion knowledge of Excel and MS Project applications
  • Experience in writing and analysing high level business reports
    extraction of executive briefs.
  • Good Communication, facilitation and instruction skills
How to Apply:
The applications
should be accompanied with current CV clearly stating current position,
photocopies of academic certificates, and testimonials and complete addresses
and telephone numbers of three (3) referees and their e-mail addresses to the
address indicated below;
Office of the
Managing Director,
Plot 57, Nasser Road
P.O Box 7150,
Deadline: 20th August 2018
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