13 Engineering Assistant World Bank Project Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Funding Source: World
Project Name: Development
Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project and
District Engineer
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the World Bank towards the Development Response to
Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access
to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental
management for host and forcibly displaced households in the targeted areas of
Uganda; in the districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe, Koboko, Moyo, Lamwo, Hoima,
Kamwenge, Isingiro, Kiryadongo and Kyegegwa. The project has components which
include; Social and Economic Services and Infrastructure; Sustainable
Environmental Management; Livelihoods Program; and Project Management including
Monitoring and Evaluation, and Regional and National Institutional Support.
Job Summary: The Engineering
Assistant will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of
infrastructure development/ public works projects in refugee hosting districts.
The jobholder will also offer technical support in infrastructure development
activities at National, District and Community levels to ensure maximum benefit
to the Project beneficiaries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Review
    cost estimates of schedules of materials, labor, transport, tools and bill
    of quantities to ensure correctness and reflection of actual requirements.
  • Verify
    expenditure against physical progress of sub projects.
  • Advise
    in the preparation and revisions of budgets and cost estimates to reflect
    current needs and prices as well as costing of community inputs.
  • Work
    closely with sector staff in subproject appraisals, monitoring,
    assessments, inspection and certification to ensure quality of output.
  • Monitor
    progress of on-going subprojects for adherence to sector standards and
    specification and agreed implementation strategies and project targets.
  • Draw
    up terms of reference to serve as basis for engaging
    facilitators/consultants who may assist in the supervision of subproject
  • Assist
    communities in engaging lead local artisans or contractors in liaison with
    the district.
  • Review
    subproject requests submitted by the Districts to ensure accuracy,
    completeness, viability, sustainability and compliance with relevant
    sector norms and standards before financing.
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the World Bank DRDIP Project Engineering Assistant job
    opportunity should hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
    from a reputable University with two years work experience and above or a Diploma
    in Civil Engineering with 10 years and above work experience in
    supervising and managing civil works with reputable Organizations.
  • Additional
    training in rural infrastructure development shall be an added advantage
  • Good
    oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluent
    in English.
  • Proven
    high level of integrity in handling public resources and in executing
  • A
    high level of interpersonal and management skills and ability to work with
  • Must
    be result focused and be able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • High
    level of integrity.
  • Age: 25 years and above
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications accompanied by detailed
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three
competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous
employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a passport photo, contact
details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should be
addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister
New Government,
Block Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa
Road P. O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The
application forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3,d
Floor, Office of the Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 2nd March 2018 at 5:00pm.
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