Principal Inspector – Data and Information Job Placement – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager
Imports Inspection
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: 
  • Develop annual, quarterly and monthly budget, work plans,
    procurement plans and targets of all activities to be undertaken within
    the Division
  • Supervise, monitor and control the division staff to ensure that all
    data generated from the imports inspection activities is properly managed
    while regularly reviewing their performance during performance review
    meetings and annual performance appraisal
  • Undertake data sourcing, compilation, analysis and disseminate
    information related to imports inspection internally and externally
    whenever required for policy guidance
  • Develop and maintain an effective management information system in
    line with ISO 9001; ISO 17020 and ISO 19011
  • Provide technical information, guidance and support to all internal
    and external stakeholders
  • Manage and coordinate the automation of departmental systems to
    match URA Customs and other key partner systems and take lead in the
    implementation of system upgrade in comparison with URA systems and any
    other systems used in the customs clearance processes (ePortal, Asycuda
    World, Electronic Single Window et so as to match the departments
    performance to its stakeholder services requirements
  • Audit the departmental monthly inspection reports against
    information in the system at the different stations to guide and form a
    basis for policy and framework improvement in relation to imports
  • Devise an information control and retrieval system of the imports
    inspection department so as to manage information dissemination
  • Benchmark operations of key relevant stakeholders, like
    URA/statutory bodies in the region and the EAC, among many so as to
    continuously improve the information generation of the department in
    relation to imports inspection
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on activities of the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the UNBS Principal Inspector – Data and
    Information job opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in Computer
    Science or Informatics, information science, software engineering and
    strong database knowledge from a recognized University.
  • Possession of Honours degree in either ICT, Information Technology,
    Information Systems or Electrical and electronics Engineering from a
    recognized University/Institution
  • A minimum of eight years of accumulated experience in database and
    information management in a regulatory institution or related organisation
  • Must have broad knowledge of the legislative, strategic and
    operational framework of Uganda National Bureau of Standards
  • Must be experienced in database design, development and management
    using mysql, oracle, etc
  • Must have well developed interpersonal relationship skills
  • Working knowledge of customs and imports clearance procedures will
    be an added advantage
  • The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and
    professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills and needs
    to be a team player, an excellent communicator with good oral
    communication and presentation skills.
  • 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
  • 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: 17th May 2019 by 5:00pm
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