Executive Director Employment Opportunity – Uganda Road Fund (URF)

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Organization: Uganda Road Fund (URF)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

In October, 2008 Parliament passed the Uganda Road Fund Act, the object of which is to finance the routine and periodic maintenance of public roads in Uganda from earmarked road user charges. The Fund has a duty to finance the implementation of the Annual Road Maintenance Programmes that are carried out by the Uganda National Roads Authority, Kampala Capital City Authority and the other designated roads agencies responsible for District, Urban and Community Access Roads.

Job Summary:  The Executive Director shall be a person of high moral character and proven integrity, with the relevant qualifications and experience relating to the functions of the Board. The holder of this post is the most senior executive of the Secretariat and is responsible for providing it with leadership and managerial direction. The Executive Director will report directly to the Board, and will also be Secretary to the Board. The Fund has been established to operate in accordance with sound commercial principles to facilitate effective, efficient and predictable road expenditure on road maintenance activities. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Be responsible for the day to day operations of the Road Fund Secretariat, proper management of its funds, property and business and for personnel management, organisational control and discipline of the employees of the Secretariat;
  • Use sound financial principles in expending and accounting for the Funds received and disbursed to the designated roads agencies. He/she will be the Accounting Officer, in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act 2015;
  • Perform the functions and duties vested in him or her in terms of the Uganda Road Fund Act of 2008.
  • Relationships of the Position:
  • Reports to and is under the general supervision of the Road Fund Board;
  • Heads and supervises all staff of the Road Fund Secretariat.
  • Maintains liaison with the heads of the Uganda National Roads Authority, Kampala Capital City Authority and the other designated Roads Agencies responsible for District, Urban and Community Access roads.
  • Maintains liaison with the donor organisations and other institutions whose activities have an impact on the road sector.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Management or related discipline.
  • A Master’s degree in Finance, Management, Business Administration or related discipline.
  • Professional registration status with a relevant professional body where applicable is a MUST (e.g Registered, Chartered or Certified).
  • At least 15 years relevant management work experience, of which a minimum of 5 years is at a senior managerial level with strategic focus in the corporate or public sector.
  • Strong leadership and motivational qualities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics, technical, financial and administrative requirements of an organisation of this nature. ‘
  • Highly developed oral and written communication and negotiation skills in the English language.
  • Able to develop and lead effective teams through change and transition.
  • Able to develop and maintain strong relationships with key Government Ministries, departments, agencies and key stakeholders in the industry.
  • Promotes a climate of innovation, change and adaptation.
  • High integrity and strong ethical standards.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications accompanied by (i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, suitability for the post and illustrated personal experience; (ii) copies of testimonials; (iii) detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held; (iv) current salary; (v) 3 referees; and (vi) postal address, daytime telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted in hard copy and by email in portable document format (pdf) to:

The Chairperson of the Uganda Road Fund Board

5th Floor Twed Towers

Plot 10, Kafu Road, Nakasero

P.O. Box 7501,

Kampala, Uganda

Email; boardchairperson@roadfund.ug

Please note that; (i) you should obtain a receipt on delivery of the hard copy application which will be required for interview if shortlisted; (ii) only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification. Previous applicants do not need to re-apply. The Uganda Road Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: Thursday 31st October, 2019 by 5.00 p.m.

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