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Job Title:        Renovations Engineer
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.

Job Summary: The Renovations Engineer is mainly responsible for the provision of administrative support for the bid solicitation process for renovation contracts, including coordination with facility, MOH, engineering consultants, and RHITES EC program team to develop bills of quantity/design schemes and document the solicitation and competitive bidding process.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Develop/review drawings, plans & measurements for works to be contracted
  • Regularly review quotations and bids by potential Contractors to ensure that they are economical & that they meet the required standards
  • Supervise/oversee works carried out by Contractors to ensure that they meet the desired quality and are carried out within the time limits
  • Prepare payment documentation for the finance team in accordance with the purchase order and subcontract agreements – including certification of monitoring by the construction management firm, pertinent reports, and purchase order documentation.
  • Offer support in the administration of facility renovation contracts, both construction and monitoring, including; preparation of required documentation for finalization of purchase orders and subcontracts and any required modifications, maintenance of files for contractor agreements, and coordination with the HQ contracts and program support team.
  • Maintain a facility renovations tracker, updating contract, payment, technical, and construction management information, in collaboration with the finance and program management teams.
  • Maintain both electronic and hard copy files of contract, renovation activities and payment documentation
  • Organize site monitoring visits for construction management firms, scheduling logistics and coordinating with the program management team to determine when RHITES EC presence is required.
  • Formally communicate feedback from the construction management firm to the contractors and the program management team, identifying and tracking issues requiring follow-up and/or modification.
  • The jobholder will prepare payment documentation for the finance team, in accordance with the purchase order and subcontract agreements – including certification by the construction management firm, pertinent reports, and purchase order documentation
  • Consult/work with Architects, Engineers & Contractors to meet URC renovation requirements
  • Take up any other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Renovations Engineer career placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline.
  • One to two years’ experience in the administration of office and document processing for a construction contract.
  • Advanced knowledge of all Microsoft Suites specifically Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of PMWEB, Primavera (P6), and Welcom Cobra.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form desired
  • Ability to demonstrate how to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and contract desired
  • Ability to demonstrate how to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations -- interpersonal skills and leadership skills desired
  • Safety Training desired
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, certificates of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for three professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close, Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda

E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

Deadline: 24th July 2017 by 12:00 pm

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