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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Engineering Officer Job at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Engineering Officer

Jobs at:
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Deadline of this Job:
31st October 2017 by 5:00 PM

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Reports to: DRC Shelter and Construction Manager

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The Engineering Officer will support the construction activities for construction and rehabilitation of emergency shelters and infrastructure facilities in various settlements in Adjumani District.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  •   Support the Area Manager in planning and budgeting of infrastructure project in all settlement
  • Assist in design, project cost estimation and tendering of all shelters and infrastructure projects and liaise with the district authorities for approval of plans
  • Supervise all constructions under DRC in the settlement and ensure that works are carried out as per set standards specified in the drawings, designs and technical specifications.
  • Tasked with the measurement and valuation of the works executed by the contractors and preparation of the measurement sheets and interim payment certificates (IPC)
  •  In charge of maintaining proper documentation of the progress and site records
  • Monitor quality and quantity of materials used in the various elements of the bridge.
  • Carry out technical assessments whenever required.
  • Prepare monthly work plans and reporting on actual work achieved against planned.
  • Supervise contractors, ensuring that the workmanship is as per set standards.
  •  Work closely with the District engineering departments for any technical advice.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Engineering Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering from a recognized University or Institution. Possession of a PGD in Project Planning and Management
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience in a busy construction industry, two of which must have been with an NGO in a refugee/ displacement context
  • Ability to provide technical leadership in a multidisciplinary setting;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and office;
  •  Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Computer literacy is a must.
  • Computer literacy is a must with proficiency in CAD, Ms Excel and words.
  • Ability to work in physically challenging conditions and under pressure, in a culturally diverse society
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with the following documents to the E-mail address below;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
E-mail your cover letter, updated CV and academic credentials to: