Principal Legal Meteorologist – Volume and Flow – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager
Legal Metrology
About US:
The Ministry of
Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and the Uganda National Bureau of
Standards (UNBS) are under taking the Fuel Marking and Quality Monitoring
Program (FMP) to monitor the importation and trade of Petroleum of products by
preventing adulteration, dilution, contamination and smuggling thereby
safeguarding consumers and the environment in addition to enhancing Uganda’s
National revenue collections. The program is run as a cooperative arrangement
under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed by the two institutions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design programs for verification and monitoring of volume and flow
    measuring equipment.
  • Prosecute offenders for violation of Legal Metrology legislation
  • Prepare draft legislations and/or review existing legislations for
    control of product stock and custody transfer measurements.
  • Implement programs designed for control of supervised bodies in line
    with UNBS guidelines
  • Provide technical support to field staff including actual
    verification of complex equipment in line with departmental policies and
  • Perform Pattern Approvals of class D and G as per the set standard
    operating procedures
  • Approve the testing equipment and standards of the authorized test
    laboratories that verify compliance of measuring instrument all over the
  • Provide technical support, sensitization and guidance to traders and
    all stakeholders in line with verification requirements.
  • Supervise, monitor and mentor staff in the Division to ensure that
    they handle their assignments professionally and follow the inspectors
    code of conduct as they execute their roles
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of the annual, quarterly and
    monthly budget, work plans and targets of all activities to be undertaken
    within the Division
  • Monitor measurement traceability of working standards in line with
    departmental policies and procedures
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Masters’ degree in
    Science or any other related field from a recognized University/Institute
  • Honours degree in physics, engineering and any other related field.
  • At least eight years of experience
  • Hands-on supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and
    deliver results efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Must be computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
    and the Internet applications
  • Certificate in Investigations and prosecution will be an added
  • Age: Between 30
    and 45 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested persons are encouraged to apply as per the guidance below;
  • Please follow the link thus; Click Here
  • Use your email address as your registration mail
  • Fill in all tabs as per the application as required
  • Attach your updated CV with mobile telephone numbers indicated,
    copies of academic qualifications and national identity card under the tab
    for documents
  • Complete your application by clicking ‘submit application’
  • No hand delivered applications will be received
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • UNBS does not request for any payments at any stage of recruitment
    and review process
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 8th February 2019 by 5:00pm
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