Senior Quality Management Officer Job Careers – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Principal
Quality Management Officer
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: 
  • Establish a QMS database with an organization wide, harmonized
    documentation and records management
  • Develop tools and solicit customer feedback through customer
    satisfaction surveys, identify QMS deviations and suggest recommendations
    for improvements
  • Participate in preparations for international accreditation of UNBS
    services and ensure continuous compliance with the accreditation and
    certification requirements
  • Organize and coordinate training and re-training of auditors and
    assessors to increase on the available pool
  • Undertake regular system audits and reviews for specific Departments
    or interrelated functions across Departments to improve the quality of
    services and maintain a satisfied customer base
  • Undertake staff trainings so as to manage staff skills development
    in the areas of Quality Management Systems
  • Review, appraise and advice on the Quality plans for different
    Departments of UNBS
  • Assist Departments in undertaking corrective actions and deviations
    resulting from internal audits, management reviews and internal
    recommendations for improvement.
  • Liaise with quality coordinators in the different Departments to
    ensure that they effectively coordinate the activities of the quality
    management in their respective units
  • Prepare annual, quarterly and monthly work plans and targets of all
    activities to be undertaken and timely reports on activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the UNBS Senior Quality Management Officer job
    opportunity should hold a post graduate qualification in Science field
    from a recognized University/Institute
  • Honours Degree in a science field from a recognized
  • At least five years’ experience in Standards, Quality Assurance, or
    quality control, Standards Development or Laboratory Testing after
  • Training in ISO 9001, 17025, 17021, 17065 and 19011 is an added
  • Hands-on supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and
    deliver results efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Proven people leadership and functional management competencies with
    hands-on skills in Risk Management and internal controls in the functional
  • Must be 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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