Executive Director Job Vacancy – Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

Job Title:  Executive
Director
Organization:  Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)
Duty Station:
 Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Board
of Directors
Scale: UF1
About US:
The Free Zones Act,
2014 was duly enacted by the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda and assented
to by H. E. the President of the Republic of Uganda on the 2nd February, 2014.
This law provides for the Legal and Institutional Frameworks governing Free
Zones and related activities in Uganda. 
The Uganda Free
Zones Authority (UFZA) is mandated to establish, develop, manage, market,
maintain, supervise, control and to provide for other related matters of Free
Zones in Uganda, as outlined in section 13 of the Free Zones Act, 2014. Free
Zones are economic development tools that many Governments have used to
stimulate manufacturing for export.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Perform the functions vested in him or her
under the FreeZones Act, 2014
·       Support the Board of Directors to carry out
its governance responsibility
·       Be responsible for the management and
day-to-day operations of the Authority Preparation of Annual Budgets, Work
Plans and Procurement Plans and ensuring Value for Money in utilisation of the
Authority’s resources
·       Prepare and provide Performance Reports in a
timely manner
·       Build professional relationships, linkages
and partnerships that promote the interests of the Authority
·       Provide leadership and foster a high team
performance culture in the Authority
·       Spearhead the mobilization of the resources
for the Authority’s programs
·       Be the authority Chef Spokesperson



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold at least a
Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Business
Administration or Management, Business Science, Industrial Economics or Management,
International Development, Science in Finance & Accounting
·       Bachelor’s degree in any of the following
disciplines: Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, Development Studies,
or a related discipline Relevant Qualifications in addition to the above will
be an added advantage
·       At least ten years’ experience at senior
leadership/ Management level
·       Tangible experience in or working with
Government, multilateral institutions or Private Sector bodies
·       Demonstrated experience in developing Private
Sector and Public Sector Partnerships
·       A track record in delivering complex
institution-wide initiatives
·       Demonstrated ability to lead relevant and
meaningful dialogue with Stakeholders at the highest level
·       Proven experience in providing advice of
strategic and policy nature to Government or Private Sector
·       Proven ability to build, lead and motivate
teams across functional boundaries, and utilize talent and expertise of team
members in a productive way Broad knowledge and understanding of the global
development trends Broad knowledge and understanding of Uganda’s development
aspirations and investment climate
·       Experience with resource mobilization,
utilization and accountability
·       Experience in handling Board affairs
·       Proven integrity and wise judgment
·       Ability to communicate effectively in English
 How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified candidates please submit your application enclosing detailed
curriculum vitae giving three references, copies of academic and professional
certificates, postal address and daytime telephone .
Addressed to: The
Managing Director, ABS Consulting Group Workers House, 1 Pilkington Road, 9th
Floor, Southern Wing P.O. Box 29526, Kampala, Uganda Please indicate the
position applied for on the envelope (‘Application for the position
of…….”)
Deadline: 16th March 2020 by 5:00 pm
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