World Bank SDP Jobs – Quantity Surveyor at Skill Development Project

Organization: Ministry of
Education, Science, Technology and Sports
Project Name: Skill
Development Project (SDP)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:  Project Coordinator – ARSDP & USDP
About World Bank SDP Project:
The Government
of Uganda applied for US$100,000,000 financing from the World Bank for the
Skill Development Project (SDP) whose objectives to enhance the capacity of
institutions to deliver high quality and demand driven training programs in the
Agriculture, Construction and Manufacturing sectors. The purpose of SDP is to
create a scalable model for high quality vocational and technical training
which is linked to labor market needs ~or specific sectors. The model comprises
of establishing Centers of Excellence (CoE) with a network of vocational
institutions (with well- prepared students; well-trained faculty; high quality,
relevant curricula; adequate facilities and equipment; teaching resources and
assessment systems), and an institutional framework that encompasses development
sector skill councils. The project will work with four colleges, 12 network
institutes and will focus on three sectors of manufacturing, construction and
agriculture. The Uganda SDP under Component 2 shall support Improving Quality
and Relevance of Skills Development through upgrading three Uganda Technical
Colleges (UTC) at (Lira, Elgon, and Bushenyi) and Agricultural College
(Bukalasa) to CoEs, offering competency-based raining of high quality in
low-level (artisans), medium-level (craftsman) and higher-level (technicians)
skills demanded in selected trades/occupations in the manufacturing,
construction, and agriculture sectors of the Ugandan economy.
Job Summary:    The Quantity Surveyor will provide timely technical
support to the Project Coordination Unit in the implementation of activities
related to management of civil works contracts and costing of works under the
Project. He / she will also provide detailed cost analysis and forecasts in all
the activities and keep track of the Project’s time schedule and disbursements
to contractors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Conduct activities related to costing of works and
related engineering inputs under the project
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In charge of the coordination and review of
financial matters related to the construction works under the project
·        
Work in liaison with the Assistant Commissioner
(AC)/ Construction Management Unit to develop Project activities scheduling and
cost parameters for the project and use it to track the projects’ progress
against costs.
·        
Responsible for monitoring post-contract services
performed by the contractors and supervision consultants.
·        
Carry out regular site visits and participate in
monthly site meetings and provide detailed reporting
·        
In charge of preparing the monthly or periodic
certificates for contractors and ensure that they have been processed and
necessary payment requests produced and review and verification of works
certificates submitted by the Consultants.
·        
Actively take part in the preparation of tender
documents, tender evaluations and preparation of tender reports
·        
Support the Procurement Specialist in preparation of
annual work plans and progress reports.
·        
Work closely with the design team in respect to
staying within project budget,
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Preparation of annual disbursement schedules for construction
works and any other duties
·        
Render support to other World Bank financed projects
within the Ministry.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project
Coordinator – ARSDP & USDP.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the World Bank Project
vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying / Building
Economics from recognized University. Possession of a post graduate
qualification or an equivalent professional qualification or accreditation will
be an added advantage.
·        
The applicant should preferably be registered as a Member
of the Uganda Surveyors Registration Board is an advantage
·        
A minimum of eight years’ practical experience in
quantity surveying practice or related duties in a public or private institution.
·        
Computer literacy i.e. competent in the use of ICT
project planning tools like Microsoft Project or equivalent and demonstrate how
these would be used to enhance the project planning and performance.
·        
Past experience in cost estimation and preparation of
tender documents for civil works contracts with complex engineering and
electro-mechanical services
·        
Previous experience in the management of civil works
contracts in the public sector infrastructure will be an added advantage.
·        
Impeccable level of integrity
How to Apply:
All candidates
are encouraged to deliver their application letters, updated curriculum vita
and photocopies of academic and professional certificates to the address below.
Please clearly indicate the position being applied for on top of the envelope.
Ag.
Commissioner Human Resource Management,
4th Floor,
Embassy,
Embassy House Ministry
of Education, Science, Technology and Sports.
Deadline: 24th August, 2015
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