Research Fellow Job Careers – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Job
Title:             
 Research
Fellow
Organization: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About UNRA:
The Uganda National
Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by the National Authority Act, No. 15 of
2006. UNRA became operational on 1st July 2008. The mandate of UNRA is to
develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general
roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns.
Job Summary:   The Research Fellow will be responsible for
undertaking Research and Development in innovative approaches and technologies
in roads and bridges construction and maintenance. The Fellow will be
responsible for envisioning and engaging in high quality research on road and
bridge design, construction and maintenance resulting into cutting edge
innovations and solutions. In addition the Fellow will be responsible for
developing proposals for research projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Identify current challenges and opportunities
in road and bridge design, construction and maintenance and develop solutions
and innovations in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
·       Establish linkages with local and
international institutions and research organization/ partners in line with
UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
·       Formulate and support the identification of
sources of funding for research projects;
·       Develop and establish a laboratory as a Centre
of excellence for quality assurance of materials and all proposed solutions;
·       Initiate and develop a system for the
dissemination of research data, publications and best practices in line with
UNRA Annual Statutory performance agreement;
·       Develop and implement a system for the
adoption of research innovations in line with UNRA Annual Statutory performance
agreement.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·       The ideal candidate for the Uganda National
Roads Authority (UNRA) Research Fellow job opportunity must hold an Honors
degree in Civil Engineering or a related field;
·       A Master’s degree Civil Engineering or a
related field as an added advantage;
·       Professional registration with the relevant
Association of professional engineers is an added advantage;
·       At least five years of experience in road
design, construction and maintenance projects;
·       Computer literacy is a must.
·       Demonstration of an outstanding research
profile including proven track record in developing engineering research
collaborations;
·       Evidence of active research experience with a
leading research organization.
·       High level of integrity;
·       Proven track record of outstanding
performance;
·       Excellent interpersonal, particularly
staff/management relations;
·       Excellent oral and written communication
skills.
·       Ability to manage/supervise multi skilled
teams and deliver accurate results in a timely manner and in an environment
with multiple and challenging tasks.
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates who wish to join the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) in the
aforementioned capacity should apply online.
Deadline: 27th November 2019
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