Senior Certification Officer – Systems and Services – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Principal
Certification Officer
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare and maintain audit schedules for initial certification,
    surveillance and re-certification evaluation of certification clients;
  • Review and evaluate certification applications and reports
  • Plan, prepare and conduct pre-certification and initial evaluation
    of customer’s products, services, production and production quality
    control processes at customer’s facility
  • Conduct evaluation follow up & reporting on implementation of
    certification evaluation outcomes
  • Prepare client files for submission to Evaluation Committee or
    Reviewers for certification approval
  • Acquire market samples of certified products, submit to laboratory
    then analyze and interpret results to clients
  • Provide technical support and guidance to all stakeholders in line
    with certification requirements.
  • Prepare annual, quarterly and monthly budget, work plans and targets
    of all activities to be undertaken within the Division

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a post graduate
    qualification in food or nutrition related field from a recognized
  • Possession of Honours degree in food science, nutrition and related
    fields from a recognized University/Institution
  • Must have at least 5 years of prior experience in Standards, Quality
    Assurance, or quality control, Standards Development or Laboratory Testing
  • Should have completed the approved competence development training
    in Certification
  • Training in ISO 9001 is an added advantage
  • Proven people leadership and functional management competencies with
    hands-on skills in Risk Management and internal controls in the functional
  • Hands-on supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and
    deliver results efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Age: Between 30
    and 45 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply as per the guidance
  • 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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