APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for any of the available jobs, you must send your application through email to hr@kiiramotors.com before the deadline. No applications will be accepted after midnight on 19th August 2022 (as recorded by the mail server). Clearly indicate the Position you are applying for in the Subject of your email. Please note that we are not accepting hand-delivered applications. Applicants employed by our strategic partners are required to provide evidence that they have been cleared by the responsible authority to apply for any of the available jobs.

Your application should include the following documents Only in PDF Format:

  1. A duly signed application Letter (Cover Letter) addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Kiira Motors Corporation.
  2. A duly signed CV (Please use this CV template and fill all the fields as guided. Download the template onto your computer to start filling it in).
  3. Certified copies of Academic Documents (Certificates and Transcripts). Only copies certified by the awarding institution will be accepted. Qualifications obtained outside Uganda should be notarized.

EVALUATION OF THE APPLICATION

We do appreciate your interest in working with us, however, only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews through e-mail and Telephone calls within five (5) working days after close of Applications.

Kiira Motors Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of tribe, religion, marital status, age, political affiliation, disability, pregnancy, gender, HIV Status, or any other status protected under the laws of Uganda.

INTERVIEWS

Shortlisted candidates shall sit a Competence and Aptitude Test. All candidates who pass the Competence and Aptitude Test shall proceed to the next stage which shall be the Oral Interview. Candidates shall be informed of the date and time of the Tests/Interviews two (2) working days in advance.

AVAILABLE JOBS

1.        SALES MANAGER (1 Position)

JOB SUMMARY

The Sales Manager is responsible for selling of vehicles and the associated services based on the production volumes to meet the sales targets of Kiira Motors Corporation through effective planning and budgeting.

Reports to:       Director Marketing and Sales

Salary Scale:    K3(4)

Responsible for:

  • Principal Sales Executive (Dealerships)
  • Principal Sales Executive (Direct Vehicle Sales)
  • Principal Sales Executive (Value Added Services)
  • Principal Sales Executive (Asset Finance)

Key Functions:

  • Conduct market surveys to identify potential customers interested in making vehicle purchases;
  • Coordinate company resources to Reach out to clients through calls, field visits and arranged meetings to spot their needs/preferences;
  • Map potential customers and generate new market leads for the organization;
  • Manage the company’s brand promotion while expounding on the vehicles features, specifications, and capability to meet customer requirements;
  • Create and Maintain client relations while assisting clients in selecting suitable products that suits their specifications and preference;
  • Conduct price negotiations to strike a favorable bargain optimal for both client and the Company;
  • Employ up-to-date knowledge of product features/characteristics in addressing client misconceptions or inquiry about a particular model;
  • Maintain contact with clients to ensure an opening for future business proposals and sales offers
  • Oversee the closing of sales deals ensuring explanation of product warranty terms, completion of sales contracts, payment and delivery of products and services;
  • Present regular reports to management on sales activities and maximized profits;
  • Formulate sales policies, strategies practices and procedures and direct their implementation and execution;
  • Maintain a positive and ethical work environment that is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating a diverse group of top-quality employees at all levels within the Sales Division;
  • Facilitate, develop, and assist with training for both internal and external clients to help raise awareness concerning vehicle sales;
  • Supervision and overall management of the Sales Division and its activities, providing technical guidance, project management and leadership and performance monitoring;
  • Lead, mentor develop, train and appraise personnel in the Sales Division to help them be successful in their roles and to progress in their skills and abilities;
  • Development and implementation of Monthly Work Plans and Performance Reports necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director Marketing and Sales

Person Specifications:

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Commerce, Finance, Business Administration, Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Marketing and Sales or Related Field from a recognized Institution
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Management Science, Sales Management or in a related field from a recognized institution; and
  • Membership to the Professional Body in the Sales Field or Equivalent is an Added Advantage.
  • Minimum Experience

General working Experience of at least Twelve (12) years. The applicant should have served in a Supervisory/Management Position in Vehicle Sales in a reputable organization for at least seven (7) years

 

2.        FINANCE MANAGER (1 Position)

JOB SUMMARY

The Finance Manager is responsible for the overall corporate budgeting preparation, direct investment activities, develop strategies and plans; and Performance Monitoring & Evaluation for the long-term financial goals of Kiira Motors Corporation

Reports to:      Director Operational Support

Salary Scale:    K3(4)

Responsible for:

  • Principal Accountant
  • Principal Strategy and Planning Officer

Key Functions:

  • Provide financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action;
  • Advise on investment activities and provide strategies that the company should take;
  • Maintain the financial health of the organization;
  • Analyse costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans;
  • Develop trends and projections for the Company’s finances;
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities;
  • Manage the preparation of the company’s budget;
  • Laisse with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company finances is maintained;
  • Collaborate with other departments, discussing company plans and agreeing on future paths to be taken;
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and legislation;
  • Maintain a positive and ethical work environment that is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating a diverse group of top-quality employees at all levels within the Finance Division;
  • Facilitate, develop, and assist with training for both internal and external clients to help raise awareness concerning Financial Management matters;
  • Supervision and overall management of the Finance Division and its activities, providing technical guidance, project management and leadership and performance monitoring;
  • Lead, mentor develop, train and appraise personnel in the Finance Division to help them be successful in their roles and to progress in their skills and abilities;
  • Development and implementation of Monthly Work Plans and Performance Reports necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director Operational Support

Person Specifications:

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Finance, Commerce, Business Administration, Business Studies, Accounting Engineering or related field from a recognized Institution;
  • Must be a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda with a Good Standing;
  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Management or Related Field from a recognized institution; and
  • Membership to the CFA Institute will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum Experience

General working Experience of at least Twelve (12) years. The applicant should have served in a Supervisory/Management Position in Financial Management in a reputable organization for at least seven (7) years

 

3.        SENIOR STRATEGY AND PLANNING OFFICER (1 Position)

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Strategy and Planning Officer will play a key role in ensuring the strategic and operational planning work to guarantee that Kiira Motors Corporation’s mission and objectives are met, and will monitor wider developments of relevance to the effective and efficient functioning of Kiira Motors Corporation operations and activities. The Senior Strategy and Planning Officer will contribute actively to strategic thinking and planning to formulate and implement the strategic plan, evaluate the progress and make adjustments as necessary to stay on track. The Senior Strategy and Planning Officer will prepare research papers and reports, and will interact with officers at all levels within Kiira Motors Corporation.

Reports to:       Finance Manager

Salary Scale:    K5(1)

Responsible for:

  • Strategy and Planning Officer

Key Functions:

  • Provide timely and effective, analytical, logistical, technical and research information and support to strategy and business planning, corporate reporting, budgeting and performance measurement functions in the company.
  • Assess the external context of the organization on an ongoing basis including conducting an analysis of hypothesis on key drivers and assumptions to inform the corporate strategic direction.
  • Coordinate the development of tactical plans and departmental reporting processes ensuring that they are well aligned with the budget cycle, internal management processes, external reporting expectations and foster the most efficient utilization of the company resources.
  • Develop and execute measurement tools and quality reporting measures relating to strategic and business planning and performance measurement to assist in forecasting, developing action plans and measuring performance towards achieving desired results.
  • Design and generate key monthly strategic targets and other key metric reports together with commentary that succinctly and effectively communicate the Company’s performance against strategies and plans and highlight key areas of both improved and under performance.
  • Analyze departmental performance in line with strategic plan of Kiira Motors Corporation to among others, identify synergies, strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Prepare reports related to corporate strategies and business plans for internal and external audiences as required in a timely manner.
  • Provide analytical reports on budget alignment and strategic/operational Plan development
  • Provide technical support to ensure alignment of strategic and operational plans of Kiira Motors Corporation to industry related, national and international Development Plans.
  • Provide support to various Departments, Divisions and Units in the identification and prioritization of initiatives and activities for implementation in line with the Company Strategic Plan.
  • Monitor and analyze the implementation of the operational plans to ensure that they are in tandem with the strategic Plan of Kiira Motors Corporation.
  • Manage, guide, develop and train staff under their supervision by providing clear objectives, goals, direction, guidance and appropriate tools to enable them to meet their responsibilities effectively and efficiently.
  • Prepare Monthly Work Plans and Performance Reports necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Principal Strategy and Planning Officer

Person Specifications:

(a)        Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Business Administration, Statistics, Economics, Actuarial Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Development Planning or Related Field from a recognized Institution;
  • Post Graduate Training in Project Management, Business Analytics, Financial Engineering, Statistics, Finance, Data Science or Related Field from a recognized Institution;
  • A Master’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Business, Policy Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, or related field from a recognized institution will be an added advantage

(b)        Minimum Experience

General Working Experience of at Least Five (5) Years; Should have Served as a Planning Officer or Equivalent for Three (3) years in a Reputable Organization with Demonstrated Knowledge and Skill in using Project Management, Finance and Accounting tools.

 

4.    SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER  (1 Position)

Job Summary

The Senior Legal Officer of Kiira Motors Corporation is responsible for providing legal advice and opinions and drafting legal documents. The Senior Legal Officer shall also assist in preparing the work plans and budgets of the Legal Division.

Reports to:                   Principal Legal Officer

Salary Scale:                K5 (1)

Responsible for:

  • Legal Officer

Key Functions

  • Represent Kiira Motors Corporation’s legal interests and provide assurance of strong corporate governance and general legal housekeeping before investors, partners and co-partners, regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, auditors, and trade groups;
  • Provide prompt commercial, practical legal advice to Kiira Motors Corporation’s various business lines to facilitate, improve and strengthen operational decision-making through integration of legal analysis as part of overall business development process;
  • Responsible for contracts and commercial agreements, finance, governance, real estate, intellectual property, employment and litigation/adversarial proceedings and Directs Outsourced counsel as needed;
  • Provide Employees with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and coordinates the work of any outsourced legal counsel;
  • Ensures Kiira Motors Corporation Compliance with regulatory and compliance protocols, current and anticipated, and at all levels;
  • Identify current and upcoming legal, regulatory and related compliance risk and determine how Kiira Motors Corporation can offer its products and services in various jurisdictions while operating in compliance with local laws and regulations;
  • Support Business Development on commercial negotiations;
  • Support Human Resources and Finance on Human Resources matters (e.g., employee agreements, consulting agreements, employee benefits, stock options, and other employment issues);
  • Draft contracts, policies, compensation plans, and the Kiira Motors Corporation Human Resources Handbook as needed;
  • Provide legal advice on issues affecting existing and future business where risks and mitigation strategies are clearly identified;
  • Collect, organize, and present market intelligence on the legal issues affecting the Company’s core business.
  • Represent the Kiira Motors Corporation in dealings with other companies, banks and shareholders;
  • Prepare Monthly Work Plans and Performance Reports necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Principal Legal Officer

Person Specifications:

(a) Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Law from a Recognized Institution;
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Uganda;
  • Valid Certificate of Legal Practice; and
  • Master’s Degree in Law, Business Administration (MBA) or in a Related Field from a Recognized Institution is an Added Advantage

(b) Minimum Experience

General Working Experience of at Least (5) Years; Should have Served as Legal Officer for at least Three (3) Years in a Reputable Organization preferably in the Automotive/Manufacturing Industry.

 

5.       MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (1 Position)

Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the Design and implementation of new processes, procedures, assembly line layout to and engagement of suppliers to support new product introduction and improve efficiency of existing production lines.

Salary Scale:                K6 (1)

Report to:                     Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Key Functions:

  • Develop manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment;
  • Continuous engagement of suppliers during product planning, product design, process design, product and process validation and start of production to ensure part meet product;
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, equipment layout, waste elimination using Six Sigma, Lean, DMAIC tools, etc.;
  • Design new production systems to ensure manufacturing is according to the specified standards;
  • Keep equipment operational by informing maintenance staff about key manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures and requesting special services;
  • Supervise the installation of new production line equipment or upgrades;
  • Prepare Monthly Work Plans and Performance Reports necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Person Specifications:

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering or Related Field from a recognized Institution.

  • Minimum Experience

This is an entry level Position for Engineering Graduates therefore no Experience is required. However, demonstrated Knowledge and Skill with Computer Aided Design and concepts used in Manufacturing including but not limited to Six Sigma, Lean, DMAIC tools, Just-in-time; Total Quality Management, Kaizen etc. are required.

 

6.      ACCOUNTANT (1 Position)

JOB SUMMARY

The Accountant is responsible for providing financial and accounting services to Kiira Motors Corporation.

Reports to:                   Senior Accountant

Salary Scale:                K6 (3)

Key Functions

  • Prepare a complete set of financial statements to comprise a statement of financial position, a statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income, a statement of changes in equity and a statement of cash flows;
  • Substantiate transactions by auditing and examining financial and accounting documents and Recommend actions by analyzing accounting options;
  • Prepare payments by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements;
  • Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures;
  • Guide accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions;
  • Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information;
  • Secure financial information by maintaining accurate database backups;
  • Maintain financial and accounting information security by following internal controls;
  • Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting standards, policies and regulations;
  • Comply financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions;
  • Prepare special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends;
  • Maintain customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential;
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies;
  • Prepare Monthly Work Plans and Performance Reports necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Senior Accountant

Person Specifications:

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Finance, Commerce, Business Administration, Business Studies, Accounting, Statistics, Engineering or related field from a recognized Institution; and
  • At least Level II of the Certified Public Accountants Course.
  • Minimum Experience

General Working Experience of at Least (5) Years; Should have Served as an Accountant or Equivalent for at least Three (3) Years in a Reputable Organization preferably in the Automotive/Manufacturing Industry.

 

7.       PROCUREMENT OFFICER (1 Position)

Job Summary:

The Procurement Officer is responsible for preparing procurement and disposal documents, review specifications and advise on procurement and disposal process and procedures.

Salary Scale:                K6 (1)

Report to:                     Senior Procurement Officer

Key Functions:

  • Compiling schedules of procurement and disposal requirements;
  • Guiding and advising suppliers on correct procurement and disposal procedures;
  • Referencing, verifying and managing procurement and disposal documentation;
  • Liaising with accounts team to facilitate timely payment to suppliers;
  • Verifying and organizing documentation relating to procurement and disposal for use by stakeholders;
  • Preparing draft bid documents and procurement and disposal plans;
  • Entering sanctioned transactions in the procurement and disposal system for further processing;
  • Advising user departments on development of procurement and disposal specifications;
  • Prepare Monthly Work Plans and Performance Reports necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Senior Procurement Officer

Person Specifications:

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Transport and Logistics or Related Field from a recognized Institution;

  • Minimum Experience

This is an entry level position for graduates therefore no Experience is required. However, demonstrated Knowledge of the PPDA Act (2003, as amended) and the associated regulations as well as sustainable procurement is required.

8.       Custodian (1 Position)

Job Summary: To provide custodial services to Kiira Motors Corporation

Salary Scale:                KS6 (3)

Reports to:                   Senior Administration Officer

Key Functions:

  • Support verification and storage of production parts, materials, tools and equipment
  • Support tools, machines and equipment flow, usage and control management
  • Support regular tools, equipment and machines stock taking and stock reconciliation
  • Support the warehousing/Stores and logistics team to maintain up-to-date documentation
  • Checking and properly locking premises may be required from time to time;
  • Reporting any cases theft and preparing reports to the immediate supervisor;
  • Patrolling premises to ensure maximum security;
  • Maintaining security of Company Assets as may be required from time to time;
  • Maintain an inventory of the Company Assets and other stock and regularly replenish as required.
  • Carry out regular security checks, health check-ups and sanitization routines such as pest control.
  • Keeping security at important entry points and assigned installations;
  • Prepare Work Plans, Budgets and performance reports necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities; and
  • Any other duties assigned by the Senior Administration Officer

Person Specifications:

  • Minimum Academic Qualifications

Ordinary Diploma with at least Credit Class or Equivalent from a recognized Institution.

  • Minimum Experience

General working experience of at least Five (5) years; Should have Served as a Custodian/ Security Officer/Stores Attendant in a Reputable Organization for at least three (3) Years Demonstrated Knowledge and Skill in Stores/Inventory Management/Security and Facilities Management

 

COMPETENCIES

It is important to note that there exists a strong link between foundational skills and job performance. Therefore, Kiira Motors Corporation will endeavor to recruit human resources with foundational skills which are often a prerequisite for one to learn new industry-specific skills. The Applicant should therefore demonstrate at least the basic foundational competencies in line with the Kiira Motors Corporation Competency Model which are critical for both individual and organizational success.