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Transport Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transportation, logistics, driving
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

Reporting to Finance and Administration Manager and responsible for overseeing UNBS fleet, dispatching of Drivers, monitoring vehicle movement, ensuring timely and proper maintenance and repairs, tracking fuel usage and consumption rates.

Required Qualifications & Competencies

  1. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Automobile engineering from a recognized University/Institution
  2. Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Automobile engineering from a recognized University/Institution
  3. At least 3 years of experience in motor vehicle transport operations and management in a reputable Institution
  4. Ability to assess potential mechanical problems and advise on preventive maintenance and repair procedures
  5. Should possess a valid driving license with at least 2 classes.
  6. Ability to provide leadership to transport and mechanical staff
  7. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  8. Excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills
  9. Age: Between 25 and 35 years.


  1. Plan, organise and coordinate vehicle movements through proper supervision of all Drivers
  2. Develop and implement guidelines and procedures for fleet management at the Bureau
  3. Maintain proper inventory of all components of vehicles, and ensure they are maintained and checked frequently.
  4. Track repairs and costs as part of monitoring and overseeing the repair processes.
  5. Prepare requisitions for servicing, repair and maintenance at the appropriate garages.
  6. Assess and analyze the quotations submitted by Garages inclusive service, repairs, battery, seat cover and tyre replacement among others to determine value for money.
  7. Propose improvements in the existing transport processes, systems and tools.
  8. Track vehicle and fuel usage and consumption rates; ensure that potential problems or fuel misuse is raised to management.
  9. Track vehicle registration and insurance and liaise with procurement to ensure these are always renewed in a timely manner.
  10. Check and analyse UNBS vehicle logs information weekly, make corrections where necessary and sign off in each log to verify that this has been done.
  11. Periodically collect vehicle logs from the field and review them for accuracy and follow up on field transport operations.
  12. Collect daily and weekly vehicle checklists, verify their accuracy, and work with drivers to correct any problems.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Transportation, logistics, driving
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Vehicle maintenance and repair; Logistics planning and management; Fleet management; Stock and inventory management; Documentation and record keeping
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Uganda National Bureau of Standards

GovernmentalCompany size: 100-500 people

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Cooperatives responsible for Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology (Measurement), and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objectives of facilitating fair trade, promoting local industries and protecting consumers.