Program Officer

JOB TITLE 1: PROGRAM OFFICER – DUCAR (1 POSITION)

Salary Scale: RF 3
Department: Planning & Programming
Reports to: Manager, Planning & Programming

Main Purpose:

To act as the contact point for District Urban Community Access Roads (DUCAR) agencies at the URF Secretariat managing the flow of communications, guidelines, work plans and physical and financial accountability reports.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Receive and provide initial review of work plans and physical accountability from DUCAR agencies to ensure clarity.
2. Coordination of establishment of District Roads Committees, sensitization thereof and monitoring of their  functional operations.
3. Implementation of targeted training and outreach strategy for DUCAR agencies.
4. Assist the manager, planning and programs in the design and/ or evaluation of research
and road safety programs prepared by agencies /institutions for URF funding.
5. Promotion of labor-based approach for implementation of road maintenance works.
6. Assist in representation at sector working group meetings and interfaced with other key players in the sector as and when requested.
7. Coordinate of national and regional road maintenance workshops and Annual Performance Reviews.
8. Coordination of regular interface with key agencies like KCCA, UNRA and follow up on action points.
9. Assist the manager, planning and programs in the development of concept papers on policy, strategy and initiatives necessary for road safety and road maintenance.

10. Manage and implement the research strategy of the fund including coordinating coordination of the research process.
11. Provide operational support to other departments of URF as and when required.
12. Any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications and Experience:

a. Applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, statistics, economics or a numerate degree from a recognized university. A Master’s degree in highway engineering, transport planning or transport economics will be an added advantage.
b. Applicant should have up to date professional membership of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) and registration with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB), with a current practicing certificate and should have gained a minimum of five (5) years’ experience which should have embraced strategic planning within the transport or roads sub-sectors in Uganda or in a similar environment.

In addition the position holder should be able to demonstrate:

i. A thorough understanding of principles of road maintenance planning, engagement with the public sector and work experience within the transport or road sub-sectors in Uganda;
ii. Experience in the application of the above principles, including application of industry standard computerized highway management and decision support systems;
iii. Computer literacy, with detailed knowledge of industry standard business applications;
iv. Experience in research processes and/or methods.

 

Conditions for Application:

Applications must be accompanied by

(i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications, adequacy for the position 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, day time telephone contacts and email address of applicants should be submitted in hard copy to:
The Executive Director / Secretary to Board, Uganda Road Fund Headquarters, PPDA-URF
Towers, Plot 39, Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7501, Kampala, not later than Thursday 20th
January 2022, 4:00pm.

Only candidates who unequivocally meet the requirements of the positions will be considered
for further evaluation and interview. Any form of canvassing will result in automatic
disqualification. The URF is an equal opportunity merit-based employer.