Jobs at Muteesa I Royal University

Job Title: Estates Manager
The University was established when ownership of Masaka Technical Institute (Uganda Technical College, Masaka), was transferred from the Government of Uganda to the Buganda Government, in January 2007. The University is named after Kabaka Muteesa I Mukaabya Walugembe Kayiira.
He made agreements with the British to introduce British-based education in his kingdom (Buganda) in the late 19th century. Muteesa I Royal University received Tertiary Education Institution accreditation from the Ministry of Education & Sports in July 2007. The university admitted the first class of students in October 2007. The university held its first graduation ceremony on Friday 15 April 2011. At the same ceremony, His Majesty Ronald Edward Frederick Kimera Muwenda Mutebi II was installed as the first Chancellor of the university.
Job Summary:
The jobholder will oversee the Estates Department in the University.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Estates Manager shall perform the following duties:
  • Overseeing the management and planning of the Estates Department of the University including providing information on the planning of the estates department and overseeing the maintenance of University buildings, compounds, farms and hygiene;
  • Spearheading the University’s property and assets including managing and maintaining the University’s property register, and ensuring security of property and personnel at campus;
  • Taking measures to ensure the effective and efficient maintenance of the University’s physical environment including ensuring that the University’s sanitation and hygiene is habitable, ensuring the proper maintenance of the University’s physical appearance such as a clean compound and classrooms, and supervising staff under his or her jurisdiction;
  • Offering professional advice and guidance to departments, committees and other offices on estates matters including drafting and spearheading implementation of the University’s annual estates strategy, and setting out the priorities for the management of the estate in the long-term;
  • Pro-actively plan and prepare for the future development of the estate so as to meet priority needs within the sustainable environment of the University.
  • Assessing the needs for new buildings and repair of existing ones and manage the design, construction and cost-control of procurement of the University authorized projects with vision and effectiveness.
  • Servicing and maintaining the existing estate and managing its properties, to achieve a high standard compatible with the available resources.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent.
  • A Masters Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent shall be an added advantage.
  • The applicant should be a registered member with Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, or The Surveyors Registration Board or The Architects Registration Board, and any other related body.
  • At least our (4) years relevant experience two (2) of which should be at senior management level in a reputable organization.
  • The applicant must have demonstrable management and planning skills in quantitative surveying, estimation and costing for buildings, Building maintenance, Carpentry and joinery works etc.
  • Exhibit the ability and willingness to travel frequently and also work with minimum supervision
  • Working knowledge in Auto Card and Microsoft Project software
  • Effective communication skills
  • High level of integrity
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
How to apply for the job:
The candidates should endeavor to send a letter of application accompanied with a curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic credentials and three referees and submitted to:
The Human Resources Manager Muteesa I Royal University Kirumba Masaka Main Campus P. O. Box 322, Masaka Or
Kakeeka Campus
P. O. Box 14002 Kampala, Uganda,
Please E-mail to:
Deadline: Thursday 29th July 2014 by 5:00 pm
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