Job Opportunity: Executive Director (I)

Position: Executive Director (I)

Reporting to: Board of Directors, UMA

Duty station: UMA Show Grounds, Lugogo, Kampala, Uganda

Major purpose of the position: To provide leadership of the UMA Secretariat Team in

execution of the mandate of UMA that entails acting as the watch dog and an effective mouth

piece for all matters related to manufacturing through initiation of discussions and exchange of

information among UMA Members on issues affecting industrialists and in so doing be able to

advise Government of Uganda on key policies affecting manufacturing in Uganda.

Major Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • To provide leadership to the UMA Secretariat Team as Chief Executive Officer

     charged with overseeing the management of all the affairs of UMA under the

          supervision of the Board of Directors.

  • To lead the UMA Secretariat Team in all activities of UMA geared at ensuring that UMA remains the watch dog and an effective mouth piece for all

matters related to manufacturing through initiation of discussions and exchange of

            information among UMA Members on issues affecting industrialists and in so doing

be able to advise the Government of Uganda on key policies affecting manufacturing in

Uganda, from time to time;

  • To manage and administer the activities, programs, trade and health fairs,

networking activities, internships of UMA in a manner that promotes the interest of

the Association from time to time, including availing accountability to the  Board.

  • To manage the UMA Secretariat physical infrastructure and human resources in a

manner that promotes the ideals of the Association including doing so as guided by

Policies and or oversight availed by the Board of Directors or UMA Advisory

Council.

  • To periodically up-date the Board of Directors of UMA about the activities of UMA.

In this context, monthly Departmental Reports shall be generated by the respective

Departments to feed into the activity briefs meant for the Board of Directors.

  • To assist the Board of Directors of UMA in generating and implementing a Four

Years Strategic Plan for UMA (2017-2021) that is well aligned to the National Vision

2040 and the Five Year National Development Plans therein.

  • To locate, establish, maintain and promote strategic collaborations with

Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Donor Agencies, Multilateral

Organizations, Advocacy Groups, Private Sector bodies, Diplomatic Missions with

the view to promoting manufacturing in Uganda.

  • To undertake any delegated responsibilities that may from time to time be assigned

by the UMA Board of Directors/Advisory Council from time to time.

Desired qualifications, skills, experience, attributes and competencies:

  • Possession of at least a University Degree in Economics, Business Administration and

Management, Law, Production Engineering, or Statistics. A Masters degree or any other post graduate  qualifications in related areas of professional specialization may be of added advantage;

  • Demonstrated understanding of the private sector in Uganda and the UMA

           activities and programs for a period of at least five years;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Trade Policy issues that affect business and manufacturing

           in particular at a local, regional and international level for at least five years;

  • Desired candidate should have a strong understanding of Uganda's Economy and the

           trading regimes that Uganda is associated with in so far as such trading regimes impact

          on manufacturing in Uganda.

  • Ideal candidate should have a Private sector employment background and proof of

           having served at a senior strategic decision taking level in credible private/public sector

enterprises preferably involved in manufacturing or related to manufacturing for a

period of at least five year;

  • The candidate should be industrious, level-headed, flexible, a good team player with

           excellent inter personal relations, ready to work under minimal supervision and

           committed to achieving set and agreed to tasks.

  • Strong and demonstrated oral and written communication capacity, noting that the

vacancy at hand demands extensive internal and external engagements with various

stakeholders in private and public sectors from time to time;

  • Must have good knowledge in computer applications like MS Office.
  • Possession of good and demonstrated managerial skills and competencies that are key

for the huge administrative responsibility that is attached to being the Chief Executive

Officer of UMA.

  • Should be Ugandan by nationality aged preferably between 40-55 years of age.

Terms of Employment:

The appointment is strictly on contract, valid for a period of five (5) years renewable once on

satisfactory performance.

Benefits and remuneration:

Attractive and negotiable for the deserving candidate.

Mode of Application:

Interested candidates should submit their application letters not exceeding three pages

demonstrating their suitability for appointment to the position.

Candidates should present a detailed Resume complete with experience certificates/letters that

attest to the Professional achievements attained. All applications should be addressed to the Chairman, Board of Directors P.O. Box 6966, Kampala, Lugogo and delivered to the

secretariat, , within seven days from the date of the  advert:

 



 

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P.O Box 6966, Lugogo Show Grounds
Kampala
Tel: +256 414 221 034 /287615
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