3 Fresher Engineer Career Opportunities – Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE)

Organisation: Ministry
of Water and Environment (MWE)
Duty
Station:
  Wakiso,
Mbale and Lira, Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Engineer/ WURD
Job Ref: DWD/WURD/01/2015-1
About
US:
The Ministry of
Water and Environment through the Directorate of Water Development has over the
years constructed numerous piped water supply systems across the country to
improve delivery of clean and safe water to our population. However,
sustainable and efficient operation and management of these piped water supply
systems still remains a challenge due to among other factors the inadequate
framework for effectively regulating piped water services.
In order to
address regulatory challenges facing the sector, institutional reforms are
being implemented. One of such interventions was the establishment in 2009 of a
dedicated Regulation Unit within the Directorate of Water Development, which
has now been upgraded into a Department of Water Utility Regulation, to execute
regulatory functions. The mandate of the Water Utility Regulation Department is
to set standards for services provided to consumers, set requirements and
targets in relation to asset management, technical inputs and operational
performance, monitor operational performance and ensuring compliance with
contractual obligations, monitor and enforce service standards and review
Business Plans and proposed tariffs.
Job Summary:  The Engineers will support the regulation
function of the Department through technical backstopping and support
supervision.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Create technical performance data (large & small
towns, RGCs and Umbrellas) and develop trends with action points
·        
Actively monitor the implementation of technical
targets outlined in approved business plans
·        
Develop and monitor the implementation of preventive
maintenance schedules in small towns and umbrella organizations
·        
The incumbent will support other engineers in the
department in the implementation of technical backstopping activities
·        
Offer technical support and oversight to Water
Boards, Umbrella Organizations and Private Sector Actors engaged in the
management/ provision of water supply services
·        
Support small towns in the development and continuous
update of Asset Registers including specification of electro-mechanical
equipment
·        
Conduct routine and special technical audits of
water supply system operations
·        
Support small towns in accessing key documentation
i.e. Operational Manuals, As-built drawings, etc
·        
Attend site meetings and coordinate with other
sector agencies on technical activities
·        
Any other duties as may be assigned from time to
time
·        
Responsible for the capacity building of Urban Local
authorities and Private water operators
Key Performance Indicators:
·        
Quarterly synthesized technical report of town
performance with trends and key action points
·        
Technical audit reports
·        
A record/list of small towns with as-built drawings
·        
Asset Registers for Small Towns
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicants should possess Bachelor’s Degrees in
Civil Engineering.
·        
Possession of post graduate training in water
resources management or water supply is an added advantage.
·        
At least two years of professional experience in
water and sanitation sector and significant experience in working with local
governments
·        
Good understanding of local governments’ regulations
is desired
How to Apply: 
All candidates
are encouraged to send their applications accompanied with updated CVs
detailing work experience, present position, current remuneration, professional
and educational qualifications. The applicants must also include contact
details (telephone and email) of three (3) referees. The applications should be
physically delivered to the address below;
The Permanent
Secretary,
Ministry of
Water and Environment,
Old PortBell
Road,
Luzira.
Kampala. Uganda
Attn: Head,
Human Resource Management.
Deadline: Friday, 23rd October, 2015 by
5.00 pm

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