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Last Update :   1st August , 2018


EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Cooperatives responsible for Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology (Measurement), and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objectives of facilitating fair trade, promoting local industries and protecting consumers. UNBS seeks to recruit highly motivated, results oriented and qualified professional staff with integrity on a three-year renewable contract depending on satisfactory performance and consistent adherence to UNBS core values in the following positions
1. Senior Accountant – 2 positions
2. Administrative Officer (Gulu, Mbale and Mbarara Regional Offices– 3 Positions)
3. Principal Legal Metrologist (Prepackage control, Volume and Flow, Weights and Measures – 3 Positions)
 



1. Senior Accountant (2 Positions)
Reporting to the Principal Accountant, the successful candidate shall be required to perform the following duties;

  1. Prepare and submit regular and timely financial reports on the Bureau’s revenue and expenditure in line with financial guidelines to guide management in decision making.
  2.  Provide custody and security of financial records and backup of accounting software data.
  3. Monitor the expenditures with a view of ensuring that the amounts budgeted for under each expenditure is not exceeded;
  4. Monitor revenue activities for all revenue centres and report their performance on a regular basis.
  5. Coordinate and monitor accountabilities for funds/advances disbursed to staff for operations and ensure such records are up to date.
  6. Monitor and ensure that Accounts Receivables (Debtors) and Accounts Payables (Creditors) are regularly reconciled and reported on to guide Management decisions.
  7. Ensure monthly reconciliation of Bank Accounts and postings to the General Ledger Accounts.
  8. Ensure that all payment vouchers have the required supporting documents attached before payments are approved.
  9. Coordinate and monitor accountabilities for funds disbursed to staff for operations and ensure up to date records are maintained.

QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Honours degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or any related field.
  2. Full professional qualifications in either ACCA or CPA
  3. Minimum of 5 years’ working experience as an Accountant
  4. Must be computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet applications
  5. Experience in use of Pastel Accounting Software and Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) will be added advantage
  6. Age: Between 30 and 45 years

The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills.



2. Administrative Officer (Gulu, Mbarara and Mbale Regional Offices – 3 Positions)
The successful candidate shall functionally report to the Finance and Administration Manager and administratively report to the Regional In-charge and shall be required to perform the following duties and responsibilities;
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide general administrative support as well as general reception responsibilities to ensure that Bureau’s mandate is executed in an effective and efficient manner as per existing policies, procedures and guidelines at the Regional Office.
  2. Ensure that the Regional Office is well supplied with necessary essential supplies through maintenance of adequate stock levels and procuring those items following as per laid down procedures.
  3. Maintenance of all Bureau assets at the Regional Office safely and in good working condition including office facilities, supplies, equipment, vehicles and furniture as per the UNBS procedures.
  4. Be in charge of all the regional assets i.e. maintain asset lists/schedules and inventory register for stationery and other office consumables.
  5. In liaison with the Security Officer, ensure that the security guards are effectively supervised.
  6. Maintain reception security by following and enforcing procedures as per the set administrative guidelines including issuance of security passes.
  7. In liaison with the Public Relations Office, maintain a good public image of the Institution by responding to public inquiries so as to promote customer relations in the Regional Office
  8. Provide to the public required information about the Bureau especially the services provided, guide clients to appropriate functional areas and maintain employee and Regional directories
  9. Coordinate and monitor office imprests and submit accountabilities for funds disbursed as per the approved finance and administration manual.
  10. Maintain and monitor both the daily staff attendance register and visitor’s book.
  11. Submit monthly, quarterly, and annual reports in regard to the administrative functions and general performance of the Regional Office.
  12. Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the In-charge Regional Office and/ or Finance and Administrative Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/ Public Administration, Secretarial Studies, Arts in Arts, or any other related qualification. For those without a degree in Business Admin, a Diploma in Business Admin is required.
  2. Minimum of 2 years’ working experience as an Administrative Officer
  3. Must be computer literate with excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet applications
  4. Age: Not more than 35 years old

The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills.


3. Principal Legal Metrologist- Prepackage control (1 Position)
Reporting to the Manager Legal Metrology, the successful candidate shall be required to perform the following duties;

  1. Coordinate and monitor the implementation of Pre-package Control programs.
  2. Monitor measurement traceability of working standards in line with departmental policies and procedures
  3. Sensitize Manufacturers and Importers concerning pre-package requirements in line with set standards and guidelines
  4. Prepare draft legislations and/or review existing legislations for control of prepackaged goods.
  5. Prosecute offenders under the weights and measures Act.
  6. Develop and maintain data base for the samples tested in line with departmental policies and procedures
  7. Provide technical support to field staff, supervise, monitor and mentor staff in the Division to ensure that they handle their assignments professionally and follow the inspectors code of conduct as they execute their roles
  8. Provide technical support, sensitization and guidance to traders and all stakeholders in line with prepackage control requirements.
  9. Develop and monitor the implementation of the annual, quarterly and monthly budget, work plans and targets of all activities to be undertaken within the Division
  10. Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports

QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Should possess a Masters’ degree in Science or any other related field from a recognized University/Institute
  2. Honours degree in physics, engineering and any other related field.
  3. Minimum of 8 years’ experience
  4. Certificate in Investigations and prosecution
  5. Hands-on supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and deliver results efficiently with minimal supervision
  6. Must be computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet applications
  7. Age: Between 30 and 45 years

The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills.



4. Principal Legal Metrologist- Volume and Flow (1 Position)
Reporting to the Manager Legal Metrology, the successful candidate shall be required to perform the following duties;

  1. Design programs for verification and monitoring of volume and flow measuring equipment.
  2. Prosecute offenders for violation of Legal Metrology legislation
  3. Prepare draft legislations and/or review existing legislations for control of product stock and custody transfer measurements.
  4. Implement programs designed for control of supervised bodies in line with UNBS guidelines
  5. Provide technical support to field staff including actual verification of complex equipment in line with departmental policies and procedures
  6. Perform Pattern Approvals of class D and G as per the set standard operating procedures
  7. Approve the testing equipment and standards of the authorized test laboratories that verify compliance of measuring instrument all over the country.
  8. Provide technical support, sensitization and guidance to traders and all stakeholders in line with verification requirements.
  9. Supervise, monitor and mentor staff in the Division to ensure that they handle their assignments professionally and follow the inspectors code of conduct as they execute their roles
  10. Develop and monitor the implementation of the annual, quarterly and monthly budget, work plans and targets of all activities to be undertaken within the Division
  11. Monitor measurement traceability of working standards in line with departmental policies and procedures
  12. Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports

QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Should possess a Masters’ degree in Science or any other related field from a recognized University/Institute
  2. Honours degree in physics, engineering and any other related field.
  3. Minimum of 8 years’ experience
  4. Certificate in Investigations and prosecution
  5. Hands-on supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and deliver results efficiently with minimal supervision
  6. Must be computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet applications
  7. Age: Between 30 and 45 years

The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills.


5. Principal Legal Metrologist- Weights and Measures (1 Position)
Reporting to the Manager Legal Metrology, the successful candidate shall be required to perform the following duties;

  1. Coordinate, monitor and carry out field surveillance visits to ascertain compliance to the weights and measurement requirements in line with UNBS standards and departmental policies and procedures
  2. Develop and design verification guidelines and checklists to ensure that field staff follow set procedures in conducting verification exercises as per laws established.
  3. Provide technical support to field staff, supervise, monitor and mentor staff in the Division to ensure that they handle their assignments professionally and follow the inspectors code of conduct as they execute their roles
  4. Develop and monitor the implementation of the annual, quarterly and monthly budget, work plans and targets of all activities to be undertaken within the Division
  5. Provide technical support, sensitization and guidance to traders and all stakeholders in line with verification requirements.
  6. Develop and maintain database and inventory of all seized equipment in line with UNBS standards
  7. Monitor measurement traceability of working standards in line with departmental policies and procedures
  8. Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports

QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Should possess a Masters’ degree in Science or any other related field from a recognized University/Institute
  2. Honours degree in physics, engineering and any other related field.
  3. Minimum of 8 years’ experience
  4. Certificate in Investigations and prosecution
  5. Hands-on supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and deliver results efficiently with minimal supervision
  6. Must be computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet applications
  7. Age: Between 30 and 45 years

The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills.

Mode of Application
Interested persons with the requirements are encouraged to apply as per the guidance below;
i. Please follow the link thus; https://hrm.unbs.go.ug/jobs/apply
ii. Use your email address as your registration mail
iii. Fill in all tabs as per the application as required
iv. Attach your updated CV with mobile telephone numbers indicated, copies of academic qualifications and national identity card under the tab for documents
v. Complete your application by clicking ‘submit application’
vi. No hand delivered applications will be received
Please NOTE:

  1.  UNBS is an equal opportunity employer therefore any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Ladies are encouraged to apply
  2. UNBS does not request for any payments at any stage of recruitment and review process
  3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  4. Applications are open from 23rd July to 3rd August 2018, 5.00pm.


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