Job Purpose: To participate in leading UPC’S development of a commercially sustainable Property Business, encompassing Land and built properties.

Principal Accountabilities

1.Input into Strategic Planning and vision

Deliverables

• Understands focus and direction of URC and integrates the Department fully
• Understands and shares URC’s Vision, Mission & Values with Management Team and ensures understanding by subordinates and external stakeholders
• Develops the work processes in support of the vision and enrolls the business towards the URC’s vision
• Participates in the business planning, budgeting and review process of the Corporation.
• Understands the Shareholders financial interests in URC and ensures they are supported.

2.Property Management Development
Deliverables

• Develops and manages Land and pre-existing built properties and ensures adequate return on investment for the Corporation.
• Ensures profitable leasing of the Corporation’s rentable land and buildings.
• Continuously monitors property rental values locally and internationally and ensure that the Corporation obtains comparable returns.
• To contribute towards efficient management of Property Portfolio of the Corporation including: o Maximising revenues, minimising costs and actively seeking new opportunities for raising additional revenues from the Property Portfolio.
• Develops relationships with users in order to appreciate customer requirements for facilities and service improvements.
• Monitors and analyses user complaints and initiates corrective measures to deal with them through stakeholders’ meetings
• To effectively manage all risks arising from the Corporation’s existing Property Portfolio by providing timely advice and taking action where appropriate.
• To participate in supervising the Corporation’s statutory responsibilities relating to property.
• To contribute towards proper and efficient management of issues and contracts relating to property and historic liabilities, including valuations, covenants, external consultants, litigation etc.

3 .Supports Customer Surveys Regularly
Deliverables

• Supports customer survey and timely implements the recommendations to ensure efficiency in delivery of services to customers

4. Financial Management
Deliverables

• Monitors actual costs against expenditure on an ongoing basis and ensures strict adherence to the approved budgetary limits.
• Ensures budgetary controls so that the planned costs are not exceeded and the department adheres to value-for-money principles.
• Manages the assets assigned to the department so that they are in a good state of maintenance and repair for revenue maximization

5 Human Resources Management
Deliverables

• Attracts, retains, develops, mentors and motivates high caliber staff in the department
• Implements Performance Management and ensures high productivity through effective use of Performance Management tools.

Qualifications/Requirements:

• A honors bachelors’ degree in marketing or Commerce or Economics or Business Administration or Property Development and Management from recognized University
• A Master’s Degree or Post graduate diploma in Marketing, Commerce, Economics, or Business Administration or Property Development and Management / Building Economics from an approved, recognized and reputable university is an added advantage.
• At least 8 years’ experience in a vibrant Marketing and Commercial OR Property Management department of a large enterprise, 5 of which should be at Senior Officer level.
• Must possess outstanding negotiating skills
• Membership to the charted Institute of Quantity/ Building Surveyors would be an added advantage
• Must have good interpersonal and communication skills
• Must have working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, Internet and MS power point.
• Must have thorough knowledge of the industry
• Membership to the charted Institute of Marketing would be an added advantage
• Knowledge in property management and contract negotiation
• Must be a seasoned People Manager with demonstrable prior experience and success in overseeing Staff productivity and Performance Management.

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How to apply

All suitable, qualified and interested candidates with the relevant qualifications and experience should send their application letters, curriculum vitae and copies of academic certificates, Transcripts, National Identity Card, appointment letters to the current job, together with one (1) recent passport photograph by email to: info@urc.go.ug . Kindly merge all your documents and send them in one attachment in word or PDF format not exceeding 2MBs.
OR
Address to the Acting Managing Director, Uganda Railway Corporation and hand deliver to URC headquarters. The closing date of receiving applications is Friday 17th February, 2023 at 3:00pm.

NOTE:
• Only successful candidates will be contacted.
• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
• Beware of fraud stars.

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