Principal Legal Metrologist – Volume and Flow Job Opportunity – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager
Legal Metrology
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: 
  • 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 applicant for the UNBS Principal Legal Metrologist- Volume and
    Flow job opportunity should 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’ experience
  • Certificate in Investigations and prosecution as an added advantage
  • Computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the
    Internet applications
  • 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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