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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Civil Engineers Job at Ministry of Local Government - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Civil Engineers

Jobs at:
Ministry of Local Government

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 29th January 2018

Duty Station:

The Government of the Republic of Uganda (GoU) has received a loan and a grant from the international Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the 7 years Project for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR) that effectively started in March 2016 and intends to apply some of the proceeds to recruit staff to implement the project. PRELNOR is being implemented in the districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Lainwo, Kitgum, Nwoya, Omoro and Pader.
The overall goal of the PRELNOR is: increased income, food security and reduced vulnerability of poor rural households in the project area. This is to be achieved through increased sustainable production, productivity and climate resilience of smallholder farmers with increased and profitable access to domestic and export markets.
The Ministry of Local Government is inviting suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following positions to be based at the Project Management Unit in Gulu (Financial Controller and Civil Engineers) and the Liaison Office in Kampala (Assistant Accountant).
Civil Engineers
The PMU Civil Engineers, under the direct supervision of the PRELNOR Project Coordinator, will be responsible for overall guidance and management of the infrastructure investment related activities under the PHELNOR market access infrastructure (MAI) sub-component in accordance with GoU regulations and approved procedures for supervision of design and civil works. The Civil Engineers will be responsible for supervising and guiding activities of Contractors to ensure that due regard is given to the quality and quantity of works to be implemented throughout project operations in the framework of the PRELNDR/MAI. Within this overall role, the following tasks will be the specific responsibility of the PMU Civil Engineers.
  •  in cooperation with the PMU relevant staff, review and assess proposals from the Local Governments for community access roads (CAR) or aggregation points/market places rehabilitation or new works with regard to their technical feasibility and preliminary cost estimation, and agreed selection criteria; ‘
  • Assist the LGs and CDOs and other PMU Resource Persons to set up and train Road and Market Construction Committees in their roles and responsibilities;
  • Assess the appropriateness of proposed structures;
  • Develop ToR for design works for selected infrastructure investment and for independent reviewers of design documents;
  • Participate in MoLG/DLG bid opening and Evaluation Committees for evaluation ofall bids for design services and construction contracts;
  • Review and comment on Evaluation Reports provided by the District Contracts Committees for civil works implementation and develop consolidated Bid Evaluation Repo rts and recommendations for contracts award for IFAD review and no-objection;
  • Supervise design works and review detailed design solutions in terms of sound technical solutions, quality and identified scope and volumes of works;
  • Participate and contribute in discussions with District Engineers, Design Contractors and other interested parties in decision making during design stage and review detailed design solutions in terms of feasibility;
  • Supervise the implementation of civil works to ensure quality and timeliness, and accordingly endorse certificates of satisfactory work completed, for payment.
  • As a member of the PRELNOR management team, participate in the development of Annual Work plan and Budgets (AWPBs), provide reports and information on infrastructure investment operations as necessary to the PMU M&E Specialist and Project Coordinator, and contribute to progress reports.
Qualifications and experience:
A higher degree or an equivalent qualification in Civil Engineering with sound knowledge of contemporary issues in the rural infrastructure of Uganda. A minimum of five years working experience with projects for infrastructure rehabilitation, including design and construction supervision with proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and with rural population. Familiarity with engineering design requirements and construction supervision procedures of Uganda, as well as with the procurement procedures applicable under the legislation of Uganda and foreign donors’ funded programmes. Applicants should be Computer literate. Applicants should have a pragmatic, creative and energetic approach to problem solving and decision-making and have the capacity to operate effectively with contractors and rural populations.

Contract: Two years contract, with six months’ probation period, renewable based on agreed performance targets and deliverables.

Job application procedure
Applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic certificates, transcripts and testimonials including names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to the following address not later than 29th January 2018.
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Local Government,
Workers‘ House, 2nd Floor,
P. 0. Box ‘I037, KAMPALA.