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Job Title:            Construction Site Assistant (6 Fresher Jobs)
Organisation: CARE International
Funding Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.

About ECHO Programme:
CARE Uganda will work in partnership with Oxfam International in Uganda on an emergency program funded by ECHO, a one-year programme whose main objective is to save lives, reduce suffering, promote human dignity and increase resilience of refugees and host communities, in particular women, girls and boys, in the Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district and Imvepi and Rhino Camp settlements in Arua district. It will also aim to reduce vulnerability of refugees by tackling social exclusion through its use of participatory and empowering approaches. As a result, the most marginalized members of the society, particularly vulnerable women and female headed households, are able to benefit from the programme. The emergency programme will be using a rights based approach and will strengthen women’s ability to exercise their rights in a community. The project will work in the districts of Arua and Yumbe.

Job Summary: The Construction Site Assistant will mainly ensure technical quality of the emergency shelter programming at field level. The jobholder will be responsible for the supervision of construction activities and provision of technical assistance to service contractors hired for shelter construction.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the CARE International Construction Site Assistant job placement must hold a Diploma studies in Architecture or Civil Engineering
  • One year of humanitarian aid experience in a similar role, preferably in emergency shelter projects in refugee settlements;
  • Demonstrated professional work experience in humanitarian shelter construction and understanding of emergency response programming can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa
  • Familiarity with displacement sites and inter-sectoral coordination with humanitarian actors, local and national authorities
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills;
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS-Office
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Arabic preferred;
  • Excellent self-organizational skills
  • Pro-active and helpful attitude, ready to take on variety of new tasks and adjust to rapidly changing context and needs
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters together with detailed CVs/ resumes giving daytime telephone contacts and names and addresses of three professional referees to ugarecruitment@care.org

Deadline: 30th April 2017

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