Estates Management Officer Job Vacancies – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager
Finance and Administration
About US:
Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade
Industry and Cooperatives responsible for standardization, Quality Assurance,
Metrology and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objective of facilitating fair
trade, promoting local industries and Consumer protection. The Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327 and became
operational in 1989. It is governed by the National Standards Council and
headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day
operation of UNBS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in the development and
    implementation of efficient and effective routine repairs and maintenance
    programs for all facilities and equipment
  • Plan, allocate and supervise maintenance
    contractors and undertake regular inspections of the premises
  • Maintain a logbook for planned/pending
    and completed jobs and raise requisitions for repairs and maintenance in a
    timely manner
  • Identify defects and record repairs and
    maintenance requirements
  • Monitor performance of service
    contractors and record performance against specified standards
  • Participate in the planning, development
    and monitoring of premises services and supervision, training and
    appraisal of caretaking/cleaning staff and contractors
  • Survey and measure property for
    valuation purposes in connection with purchase, or disposal of the
    property or equipment
  • Ensure that cost effective support and
    maintenance arrangements are put in place and regularly reviewed, using
    internal resources and external contractors where appropriate
  • Ensure that the building is maintained
    to the highest possible standards at all times and that the building
    infrastructure and fabric are robustly protected and cared for
  • Ensure regular emergency equipment
    checks including fire and intruder alarms, emergency lighting and fire
    extinguishers are completed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the UNBS Estates
    Management Officer job opportunity should hold an Honours degree in
    Electrical Engineering or Civil Engineering from a recognized
  • Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering
    or Civil Engineering from a recognized University/Institution
  • A minimum of three years of
    progressively responsible experience in property Management preferably in
    a reputable organisation
  • Ability to find creative solutions to
    estates problems and deliver solutions within tight constraints.
  • Strong influential and negotiating
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues
    at all levels, with appropriate tact, diplomacy and sensitivity.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent numeracy and highly effective
    analytical abilities.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Age: Between 25 and 35 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
  • 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
Deadline: 7th March 2019 by 5:00pm
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