Executive Director Job at Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) - Jobs in Uganda

Executive Director

Location:  Uganda

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 31 December 2020

Hiring Organization  Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade, industry and Cooperatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327. lt is governed by the National Standards Council and headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day—to-day operation of UNBS. The mandate of UNBS is to develop, promote and enforce national standards in order to enhance competitiveness of Ugandan products, promote fair trade and protect consumers and the environment.
The Bureau is an equal opportunities employer and is seeking to recruit dynamic qualified Ugandan professional with high level of integrity to fill the position of Executive Director
Job Purpose:
To provide strategic leadership and management, Risk Assurance and high level oversight in the implementation of UNBS mission. policy decisions and strategic plans in order to achieve the organization's mandate as specified in the UNBS Act..

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), and takes overall responsibility for policy execution, planning and control of activities and operations of the Bureau, resource mobilization, utilization and accountability and for ensuring that the Bureau fulfills its mandate, in compliance with pertinent legal and regulatory framework.
Specifically, the primary roles and responsibilities of the Executive Director entail;
• Formulation of high level Business Plans and Strategies, providing overall Coordination and oversight over policy formulation and implementation as well as operations and performance of the Bureau in line with UNBS Mandate, Targets. Goals and best practice Standards and in compliance with applicable laws
• Providing strategic, executive leadership and management of UNBS Financial, Human, Material, Technical Resources and Assets as well as Intellectual property where applicable; for institutional growth and long term sustainability, achievement of Objectives, Goals and fulfillment of its Mandate.
• Advising Government on all matters related to standardization in the country. Interpretation and execution of policy, directives and decisions of the governing National Standards Council and providing regular status reports thereof. Formulation and execution of annual operational plans and budgets as well as medium to long term strategic plans, upon approval of the governing National Standards Council.
• Fundraising through developing and preparing sellable projects, proposals and ensuring accountability and prudent management of funds and assets from local and international sources.
• Provide periodic and annual progress/status reports including audited accounts to the National Standards Council
• Maintain updated records and safe custody of assets and property of UNBS
• Foster links and manage multiple stakeholder relationships in the promotion and delivery of Uganda National Bureau of Standards services and ensuring liaison with all relevant public as well as private sector Institutions at all levels in furthering the UNBS mandate
• Representing and /or ensuring representation of Uganda’s interests in standardization work Regionally and Internationally.
• As the ED/Secretary to National Standards Council, coordinate and render administrative support to Council meetings and follow through Council Resolutions.
• Tendering advice to National Standards Council on people leadership matters; including recruitment, development, utilization, engagement, motivation and succession planning for staff of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
• Carry out any other relevant duties. as assigned from time to time by the governing National Standards Council or the Minister responsible for Trade. industry and Cooperatives.

Interested candidates should possess:
• A minimum of a Master's degree in Science or related management field from a recognized Institution Membership to a recognised professional body relevant to UNBS business Mandate.
• Minimum of 15 years’ practical experience in Senior leadership or Management Position(s) in a reputable organisation
• Proven knowledge of the legislative, strategic and operational framework of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards
• Demonstrable Business acumen/entrepreneurial skills and exposure to the Corporate/private Sector
• Excellent people leadership and strategic management skills, strong, communication, presentation and negotiation skills; Superior Problem solving and decision making competencies; ICT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications among others).
• High moral character and proven integrity, innovative, creative and self-driven with superior capacity to manage organizational risks
• Age: Between 45 to 52 years of age.
Job Education Requirements: Master's degree

Job Experience Requirements: 15 years

Please NOTE:
• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. UNBS does not request for any payments at any stage of recruitment and/or review process
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
• Applications are open from 30th November 2020 to 31st December 2020, 5.00pm.
• Applications received after the deadline mentioned above will not be considered.
• The job advert can also be found on the UNBS website: www.unbs.go.ug

Application procedure

Interested persons who fully satisfy the above minimum eligibility requirements should submit their applications together with attached copies of all academic and professional credentials, copies of valid identity cards and detailed CV indicating reliable mobile telephone contact(s) and email address in sealed envelope, to the address below; in person or by post to reach not later than 5:00pm, Thursday 31st December 2020, latest.
The Chairperson
National Standards Council

Date Posted: 2020-12-12