JOBS: Manager, Estates at Uganda Post Limited (Posta Uganda)

JOBS: Manager, Estates at Uganda Post Limited (Posta Uganda)

Job Title:   Manager, Estates

Organisation: Uganda Post Limited (Posta Uganda)

Reports to: Head of Corporate Services

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Posta:

Uganda Post Limited (Posta Uganda) is a wholly-owned government company which is the leading provider of a wide range of postal, logistical, IT and financial services in Uganda with international links to all major postal administrations worldwide.

Job Summary: The Manager, Estates will oversee the estates maintenance function, ensuring that the buildings, engineering systems and grounds are safe, well maintained, fit for purpose, available for their intended use within budget resulting into a positive staff, tenant and general public experience. The incumbent will achieve Estates revenue targets while leading the Estates team in providing high quality and responsive maintenance and managing short and long-term planned maintenance activity.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·         The job holder will plan, manage, monitor and coordinate all maintenance activities (building and engineering) with appropriate arrangements in place for the delivery of responsive and effective estates services including ‘out of hours’ on-call and emergency contingency plans in support of Posta Uganda activities.

·         The incumbent will also identify, cost, plan and execute short term and long term maintenance programs for all company buildings in a timely, affordable and efficient manner.

·         Mentor and lead Estates staff while optimizing team spirit and teamwork.

·         Ensure that the Estates Revenue Budget is achieved and that the related collections are realized in a timely manner.

·         Generate, update and maintain records on all company premises, both owned and rented throughout the country.

·         Prepare and submit monthly reports on buildings and physical assets, all tenants and rental collections status.

·         Generate and provide information necessary to facilitate the planning for and management of all buildings in order to increase rental income for the company.

·         Work in liaison with relevant officers that the appropriate insurance policies for the company properties are in place and up-to-date.

·         Research and recommend rent rates for company premises at various locations throughout the country, in line with prevailing market rates

·         Manage contractors and related activities within the assigned budgets and available funds.

·         Ensure            that maintenance works meet safety standards, statutory compliance and that activities are carried out in the most cost effective and efficient way within allocated budgets.

·         Take overall responsibility for matters affecting the Company’s physical environment.

·         Be available on call to attend to emergencies pertaining to the Estates function.

·         Perform any other duty as may be required from time to time within the Company framework

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·         The applicant must hold a good Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering

·         Possession of additional qualification in Estates/Facilities Management will be an added advantage

·         At least five years of related post qualification working experience in property management, two (2) of which must have been at Managerial level in a reputable organization.

·         Excellent negotiation and communication skills

·         Excellent computer knowledge

·         Complete knowledge on Uganda’s area demarcation

·         Good report writing skills

·         Creativity and innovativeness

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, detailed CVs and certified copies of academic transcripts and certificates to:

The Head, Department of Human Resource and Administration,

Posta Uganda,

P.O. Box 7106 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 20th November, 2015

NB: Candidates who do not receive feedback within a month’s time from the deadline should consider their applications.

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