Principal Commercial Officer

at Masindi District Local Government
Location Masindi, Uganda
Date Posted December 2, 2019
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Job Title :                 Principal Commercial Officer
Salary Scale :         U2
Reports to :             District Production and Marketing Officer
Responsible for :  Senior Commercial Officer

Job Purpose 
To provide leadership, technical support and guidance for the delivery of quality Commercial services in
Local Governments.

Key Outputs
i. Commercial Sub-sector policies, Programmes and Laws implemented and monitored;
ii. Commercial sub sector activities, programmes and staff managed and supervised;
iii. Evaluation and status reports of the sub-sector activities prepared;
iv. All resources availed for the sub sector managed and accounted for;
v. Development projects in Tourism, Trade, industry and Cooperatives initiated;
vi. Training and development programmes for both the stakeholders and staff undertaken;
vii. Data and statistics Tourism, Trade, Industry and Cooperatives compiled, processed and
disseminated to stakeholders;
viii. The communities sensitized on the Commercial sub-sector services; and
ix. Technical advice on Tourism, Trade, industry and Cooperatives issues provided to stakeholders.

Key Functions
i. Implementing and monitoring policies, programmes and laws on Commercial sub sector;
ii. Supervising and managing the Commercial sub sector activities, programmes and staff;
iii. Evaluating and preparing status reports on Commercial sub-sector activities;
iv. Managing and accounting for all the resources availed for the sub sector;


Planning, organizing and coordinating;
Human resource management;
Financial management;
Concern for quality and standard;

Experience Requirements

Six (6) years of working experience 3 of which should be at senior Commercial officer level or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organization.

Education Requirements

An Honours Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Economics, Cooperatives, Business Administration/ Business Studies, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Accounting from a recognised university/institution plus a minimum post graduate diploma in any of above field, from a recognized institution.

Applying Instructions

Applications are invited from suitable and eligible Ugandans to fill vacant posts currently available in the various Departments in Masindi Municipal Council and Masindi District Local Government as specified below:

Applications should be filled in triplicate on Public Service Commission Form No.3 (2008) and submitted to the


District Service Commission,

P.O. Box 67, Masindi 

The application forms are obtainable from the Public Service Commission Offices, Farmers’ House, 2nd Floor, Parliament Avenue Kampala and District Service Commission Offices.
Applications should bear the Title of the post as well as the Reference Number specified against the vacancy. Applicants should attach three (3) recent passport size photographs, certified photocopies of their Academic Certificates, Transcripts Slips, copies

of Registration Certificates and valid Practicing Certificates / License ( for Health Workers who are required by law to register with relevant Professional Councils) plus other relevant documents.

Applicants already in service should route their applications through their Heads of Departments who must be informed of the closing date to avoid delay.

Applicants who shall not hear from the District Service Commission, on completion of the recruitment and selection exercise should consider themselves unsuccessful.

NB: Applicants already appointed in Public Service serving in the same scales/posts as the advertised jobs will not be considered.

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