Principal Standards Officer- Engineering Division Jobs – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Principal Standards Officer- Engineering Division Jobs – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Job Title:    Principal Standards Officer- Engineering Division

Organisation: Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Manager Standards Development

About US:

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives mandated to coordinate the elaboration of standards and quality of products and services so as to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • The Principal Standards Officer- Engineering Division will develop the Divisional work plan and budget in line with the organizational strategic plan and monitor its implementation
  • Offer technical support to the Technical Committee secretaries in the Division to ensure that the principles and procedures of developing of standards are followed
  • Develop training programs to mentor staff in the Division to ensure the development of needed competencies in standards development and promotion
  • The incumbent will develop regional and international standards together with national delegates
  • Create, update and maintain structures for the development and issuance of standards in line with the national economic programmes
  • Develop training needs assessment programs and conduct baseline study in new areas that require standardization

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) Principal Standards Officer- Engineering Division job placement should hold a Masters’ degree in Science or any other related field from a recognized University/Institute
  • The applicant must also hold an Honours Degree in Biology, Food science, Food Technology, Engineering or any other science related qualification from a recognized University/Institution
  • Attended training in ISO 9001 is an added advantage
  • At least eight years’ experience in Standards, Quality Assurance, or quality control, Standards
  • Development or Laboratory Testing after graduation
  • Hands-on supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and deliver results efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Good people leadership and functional management competencies with hands-on skills in Risk Management and internal controls in the functional areas
  • Computer literacy skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet applications
  • Possess a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • Excellent communication with good oral communication and presentation skills.
  • High team ethic and good analytical skills
  • Good team player
  • Age: 30 – 45 years

How to Apply:

All qualified applicants should send their applications together with attached copies of all academic qualifications, detailed CVs with mobile telephone numbers indicated, names and contact details of three referees, to the address below;

The Executive Director,

Uganda National Bureau of Standards,

Standard House,

Plot 2-12 By-Pass Link,

Bweyogerere, Buto

P.O. Box 6329, Kampala.

Deadline: 19th May 2017 by 5:00pm

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