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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Regional Supervising Engineer Job at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Regional Supervising Engineer

Jobs at:
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Deadline of this Job:
5th August 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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 Regional Supervising Engineer will be responsible for technical quality assurance and due diligence of all Rural Infrastructure and Water Resource Management activities in the region. These include ensuring appropriateness and quality of actual works as well as of training of communities, particularly Project Management Committees. On technical issues s/he will work with and report to the Project Engineer or Project Water Engineer as appropriate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare engineering drawings, designs, BOQs and supervise the construction of all projects in the sub region
  • Conduct technical assessments as and when required and monitor the quality and quantity of materials used for projects
  • Coordinate project activities with the District Focal persons from the Engineering departments in the districts
  • Ensure very high standard of technical screening of projects jointly with the district technical team and compile Investment Plans for approval by the District Technical Planning Committees (DTPC)
  • Undertake identification and training of competent contractors and masons in order to achieve high quality structures in the project operational areas;
  • Supervise the technical aspects of the projects;
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Continuously monitor and supervise construction of public works infrastructure projects in close collaboration with the Regional Manager and Engineering Assistants;
  • Ensure the right structures for instance vented drifts and culverts are constructed in the identified bottlenecks and ensure value for money
  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
  • Processing payment certificates for contractors after completion of works.
  • Liaise with the district engineering team, the projects engineer and the project water engineer to assess the quality of infrastructure projects
  • Participate in training of Project Management Committees (PMC) and Project User Committees (PUCs) together with district technical team
  • Participate in social mobilization of communities for maintenance of completed projects
  • Together with the Engineering Assistants, work on project technical reports
    Staff development and management:
  • Responsible for Engineering staff development including target setting and performance appraisal.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • Participate in quarterly OPM and District monitoring, project reviews and evaluations.
    Reporting: Provide engineering data and information for preparation of donor reports e.g monthly Highlights, quarterly and Annual reports.
    Additional tasks
  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally
  • Reports to the Regional Project Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Regional Supervising Engineer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Five years of post-graduate relevant work experience;
  • Four years of work experience from a least-developed country.
  • Experience from 3 projects as Engineer.
  • Relevant experience with agricultural related rural infrastructure;
  • Experience with donor funded projects and International Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Relevant work experience from Northern Uganda;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the local languages widely spoken in the covered districts, preferably Alur, Lugbara, Luo and Madi.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
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