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Friday 23 May 2014

Project Manager - Uganda National Roads Authority

Vacancy : Project Manager
Recruiting Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Funding Source: Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Director Projects, UNRA

About UNRA:
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament; The Uganda 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, among others.

About IDB Project:
Government of the Republic of Uganda has received funds from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) towards the upgrading of Tirinyi – Pallisa – Kumi and Pallisa – Kamonkoli Road Project. A Project Management Unit (PMU) is to be established to ensure that the Project is implemented according to the agreed terms and conditions.

Job Summary: The Project Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the project, day to day management of the PIU, regular external liaison with and negotiation with Government departments and agencies, funding agencies, consultants and contractors. The performance of the post holder is thus reflected in the quality of project documentation, the timely delivery of each project stage and the quality and fitness or purpose of the finished works. The position is equated to the position of Project Manager in UNRA.

Possess a clear understanding of the operations of key stakeholders, financing arrangements, land acquisition requirements as well as the current project status.
Assists the key players involved in the project’s stage and agrees with them the key performance indicators of the project;
Agrees with the Authority’s Procurement Unit the scope, content and timing of the necessary procurement requirements by the PIU;
Prepares detailed time based implementation plans, commensurate with the master plan, for each project stage including land and property acquisition;
Intuitively prepares procurement documentation for necessary studies, designs, and supervision consultancies;
Manages the performance of consultants supervising works contract and reviews all consultancy deliverables, regular reports and tender documentation as well as ensuring their scrutiny by relevant internal or external technical specialists;
Regularly reports on emerging project issues including actual or potential delays to project implementation and identifies remedial measures and costs;
Monitors physical and financial performance at every stage of the project, including actual attendance of monthly site meetings and regular inspection of quality and progress of works;
Prepares regular and adhoc physical and financial project reports as and when required;
Performs any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director Projects from time to time.

The applicant must be a registered Engineer with an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering plus a Post Graduate qualification in project Management.

Skills and Experience:
A minimum of fifteen (15) years’ road sector experience is required, including experience in the preparation, supervision or implementation of major works contracts. Detailed knowledge and understanding of road planning and design processes as well as specifications and procurement is essential.
Extensive knowledge about the Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) is necessary and prior working on MDB financed projects an advantage.
Salaries and Benefits: Appointments will be made on very attractive, negotiable monthly salary packages plus a range of benefits.
All candidates should send their applications accompanied by:
A capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience
Copies of testimonials;
Detailed curriculum vitae duly signed by the applicant on each and every page and showing previous positions held;
Current salary;
Names of three referees; and
Contact addresses and day time telephone contacts of applicant should be submitted to:

The Secretary of the Board of Directors,
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA),
Plot 5, Lourdel Road,
P.O. Box 28487,
Kampala, Uganda.

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing or lobbying by applicants or their representatives will lead to disqualification.

Deadline: Friday, 20th June 2014 by 17.00 hours