31 May 2017

Senior Engineer Jobs - Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)

Job Title:    Senior Engineer
Organisation: Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan)
Duty Station: Uganda
Salary Range (Net): 2,000,000-2,600,000 UGX (depending on the experience and skill of a candidate)

About US:
Association for Aid and Relief (AAR Japan) was founded in 1979 by Yukika SOHMA, our first chairperson, with a mission to help refugees from Indochina, and as a civil organization without any political, religious, or ideological affiliations. It has since then grown into an international organization approved and registered by the United Nations. AAR Japan has five main pillars of activities; 1) emergency assistance, 2) assistance to persons with disabilities, 3) landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) action, 4) action against infectious diseases and 5) public awareness raising about global issues in Japan. Since the beginning, AAR Japan has operated in over 60 countries. Currently we are active in 15 countries and areas, including 4 African countries namely Kenya, Zambia, Sudan and Uganda.

Job Summary: The Senior Engineer will provide technical assistance to construction projects of permanent and semi-permanent school facilities; making drawings and specifications, tendering and contracting, coordination with stakeholders, and supervising the work of assistant engineers and service providers. Also provide technical support in procurement of school furniture and maintenance/renovation of AAR’s office and accommodation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide overall technical assistance to construction projects, from their planning to their implementation and monitoring.
  • Make sure that all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the construction components are accurate, timely provided and included in the project proposals and budgets.
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate performance of assistant engineers and service providers.
  • Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources for construction.
  • Ensure a sound handing over of facilities to project beneficiaries.
  • Take responsibility of the procurement, tendering and contracting processes.
  • Share the progress and updates of works to Programme Coordinator / Country Director and report in a timely manner in case of any problems at the sites
  • Prepare interim, final and handover report of project, and maintain the relevant project records.
  • Perform any other duties if requested by supervisors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field
  • At least ten years’ experience as a professional engineer
  • Previous experience in school construction (familiar with the Ugandan standard construction designs and guidelines for school facilities)
  • Previous exposure and experience and knowledge for accommodation construction and plumbing and electricity maintenance
  • Previous experience in managing and supervising construction
  • Prior experience in procurement, tendering and contracting processes
  • Experience in working with aid organizations.
  • Experience in working at refugee settlement or refugee camp is an asset.
  • Excellent at working as a part of the team, especially reporting to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Respect punctuality
  • Excellent drawing and designing skill using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software
  • Strong motivation to be part of an aid organization
  • Possess good drafting/reporting skills
  • Management and Supervising skills
  • Fluency in speaking and writing English. Fluency speaking in Alinga or Lugubara is an asset.
  • Excellent PC literacy including word processing (MS Word) and spreadsheets (MS Excel)
  • Strong co-ordination and negotiation skills with stakeholders and problem solving skills
  • Culturally sensitive and high level of diplomacy and tact
  • Security awareness and management relevant to sensitive security environment
  • Ugandan citizen, residing in Uganda and able to station in Yumbe

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested individuals should send following information to aar.uganda.hr@gmail.com

  • Cover Letter: This should include your motivation to work for AAR Japan and how your experiences are relevant to this job and should NOT exceed one A4 page
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Use following format (Other formats will NOT be considered) Download Form
  • Three references including the most recent employer
  • Drawings of ONE project that you were in charge of

Deadline: 9th June 2017

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