Civil Engineer Job Placement - Ministry of Health (MoH)

Job Title:       Civil Engineer
Organization: Ministry of Health (MoH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant Commissioner Health Infrastructure and the Project Coordinator

About US:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the implementation of the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project herein after referred to as the “Project.” The objectives of the Project are to: (i) to improve utilization of essential health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in target districts; and (ii) Scale up birth and death registration BDR) services.

Job Summary: The Civil Engineer will provide civil engineering support to the Ministry of Health in implementing the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project. The successful candidate will in addition provide civil engineering expertise in the design and supervision of other infrastructure work in the Ministry of Health.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with the review of the engineering designs and technical specifications developed by project consultants to ensure consistency with the Project objectives.
  • Offer advice, coordinate and monitor all civil works services during the design and implementation of the Project
  • Participate in the preparation of tender documents, tender evaluation and tender reports
  • Undertake scheduled site visits and participate in site meetings for the civil works under the Project
  • Maintain records relating to design, construction and related correspondence.
  • Prepare and submit quality monthly, quarterly ad adhoc Project progress reports
  • Participate in the appraisal of the consultants and contractors to make sure that they are working in line with the contractual scope of work and Terms of Reference.
  • Participate in the appraisal of the project to ensure that the key performance indicators of the project are achieved.
  • Undertake monthly and adhoc supervision of civil works by Contractors.
  • Review of technical reports prepared by Consultants.
  • Review and advise on the work completion certificates from contractors
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator and the Assistant Commissioner Health Services (Health infrastructure)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants must be Ugandan Nationals with a Degree (Honours) in Civil Engineering
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification in project planning and management, Construction management or a related field will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience of practice in building projects.
  • Significant experience with at least two (2) large public infrastructure construction projects and at least one medical building project
  • Valid registration with the Engineers' Registration Board (ERB)
  • Previous experience in implementation of projects supported by bilateral or multilateral agencies will be an added advantage
  • Extensive knowledge in preparation of tender documents and technical specifications for building works.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Computer literate and competent in the use of Autocad and MS Project.
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills
  • Works under minimum supervision and meets strict deadlines
  • Demonstrated integrity and confidentiality in handling public matters/resources
  • Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word, Ms Excel and internet/email is a mandatory requirement

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encourage to hand deliver their applications with updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of all your academic qualification plus other relevant supporting documents to the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 24th July 2017 by 5:00pm

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