2 Civil Engineer PRELNOR Grant Job Opportunities – Ministry of Local Government

Organisation: Ministry of
Local Government
Funding Source: International
Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Project Name: Project for
Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda has received a loan and a grant from the
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the Project
for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR), and intends to
apply some of the proceeds to recruit staff to implement the project. PRELNOR
will cover the districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya
and Pader.
About PRELNOR Project:
The overall
goal of the PRELNOR is: Increased income, food security and reduced
vulnerability of poor rural households in the project area. This will be through
increased sustainable production, productivity and climate resilience of
smallholder farmers with increased and profitable access to domestic and export
Job Summary: The Civil
Engineers will be responsible for overall guidance and management of the
infrastructure investment related activities under the PRELNOR market access
infrastructure (MAI) sub-component in accordance with GoU regulations and
approved procedures for supervision of design and civil works. The incumbents
will be responsible for supervising and guiding activities of contractors that
due regard is given to the quality and quantity of works to be implemented
throughout project operations in the framework of the PRELNOR/MAI.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    contribute to development of the Project Implementation Manual (PIM) with
    regard to MAI Sub-component;
  • Work
    closely with the PMU relevant staff, review and assess proposals from the
    local governments for community access roads (CAR) or aggregation points /
    marketplaces rehabilitation or new works with regard to their technical
    feasibility and preliminary cost estimation, and agreed selection
  • Support
    the LG staff and other PMU specialists to set up and train road and market
    construction committees, in their roles and responsibilities;
  • In
    charge of assessing the appropriateness of proposed structures;
  • Develop
    ToR for design works for selected infrastructure investment and for
    independent reviewers of design documents;
  • Actively
    participate in MoLG bid opening and evaluation committees for evaluation
    of all bids for design services and construction contracts;
  • Regularly
    review evaluation reports provided by the District Contracts Committees
    for civil works implementation and develop consolidated Bid Evaluation Reports
    and recommendations for contracts award for IFAD review and no-objection;
  • Oversee
    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;
  • Mentor
    the implementation of civil works to ensure quality and timeliness, and
    accordingly endorse certificates of satisfactory work completed, for
  • As
    a member of the PRELNOR management team, 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, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants for these jobs should hold a higher degree or an equivalent
    qualification in Civil Engineering from a recognised University /
    Institution with sound knowledge of contemporary issues in the rural
    infrastructure of Uganda.
  • A
    minimum of five years’ experience with projects for infrastructure
    rehabilitation including design and construction supervision with proven
    ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and with rural population.
  • Familiarity
    with engineering design requirements and construction supervision
    procedures of Uganda, as well as with the public procurement procedures
    applicable in Uganda and in donors’ funded programmes.
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • A
    pragmatic, creative and energetic approach to problem solving and
    decision-making and the capacity to operate effectively with contractors
    and rural populations.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications accompanied
with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, transcripts
and testimonials including names and addresses of three referees to: Ag.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Worker’s House, 3rd Floor,
P.O. Box 7037 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 14th August, 2015
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