Jobs – Transport Manager at National Water and Sewerage Corporation

Job Title: Transport Manager

National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) a leading organisation in the Water sector in Uganda with a Vision “To be a leading Water Utility in the World.” NWSC is a utility parastatal 100% owned by The Government of Uganda. It was established in 1972 under decree No: 34. The mandate of the Corporation as defined in the National Water & Sewerage Corporation Statute of 1995, Section 5 (1), is to operate and provide water and sewerage services in areas entrusted to it, on a sound, commercial and viable basis. The NWSC operations were initially in three towns of Kampala, Jinja, and Entebbe.

Job Summary: The Transport Manager will offer transport services to the Corporation and ensure proper maintenance and utilisation of the fleet.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop an efficient and effective fleet management system to ensure efficient utilization of the fleet.
  • Ensure that all vehicles used by NWSC are safe and roadworthy, driven by trained drivers and maintained by experienced serviced Providers.
  • This includes both NWSC – owned and leased vehicles.
  • Ensure that the regulations in the Vehicle Logbooks and Driving Policies are adhered to by all the drivers
  • Take full day to day transport fleet management with system of reporting to Manager Administration.
  • Work closely with the Directorates, Departments, Areas and Sections by providing them with required number of vehicles of appropriate conditions and relevant load capacities.
  • Oversee transport planning system in order to come up with the vehicles distribution plan to satisfy all the requests
  • Develop and implement Plan Preventative Maintenance program (PPM).
  • Ensure timely delivery of materials and chemical.
  • Initiate disposal of uneconomical/ absolute vehicles.
  • Initiate procurement of new vehicles.
  • Initiate leasing / hiring of vehicles.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of an optimal fleet size
  • Ensure timely fleet repair and maintenance.
  • Initiate and manage the issuance of fuel.
  • Carries out any other relevant duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate should possess a Master’s Degree in Transport and Logistics, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies and Social Sciences.
  • At least four years’ of post qualification experience in a large reputable organization in Transport management field
  • Two years working with a large parastatal or busy commercial entity is a must.
  • Membership with professional bodies like CILT is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in using reporting, statistical and data analysis tools
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good communication and coaching skills
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
  • High level of integrity.

Age Limit: Between 30 – 55 years of age.

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified and interested individuals should send in their applications with detailed Curium virtue (CV) attached with academic transcripts /certificates including three professional referees addressed to Senior Manager Human Resource, P.O. Box 7053 Kampala, Uganda or hand deliver them at our Head Office Plot 39 Jinja Road.

E-mail to: christine.amucu@nwsc.co.ug

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Tuesday 30th September 2014 by 5.00 p.m.

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