Programme Engineer European Development Fund (EDF) DINU Grant Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Job Title:          Programme Engineer
Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Funding Source: European
Development Fund (EDF)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the 11th European Development Funds towards the
Development Initiative of Northern Uganda (DINU). The Programme is intended to
eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for
sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in the sub-regions of
Acholi, Lango, Teso, West Nile and Karamoja, and as such promote sustainable
and inclusive socio-economic development. It will provide support in the three
focal sectors identified in the National Indicative Programme (Food Security
and Agriculture; Transport Infrastructure and Good Governance).
Job Summary: The Programme
Engineer will be responsible for ensuring successful implementation of
infrastructure-related activities based on approved government and EDF
guidelines. He/she will be responsible for coordination, monitoring and
collaboration for all infrastructure projects funded by DINU. He/she will work
closely with the district technical departments and community-based management
structures to ensure frequent monitoring of works during implementation. He/she
will perform the duties under direct supervision of and in close consultation
with the Regional Coordinator, PMU as well as in cooperation with the Technical
Advisor of the DINU Technical Assistance Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare
    technical specifications of contracts and ensure that building and other
    structural plans are approved prior to their implementation.
  • Responsible
    for preparing tender documents, leading the technical evaluation process,
    preparation and management of contracts and implementation agreements in
    collaboration with District Technical Teams (DTT) and Regional Coordinator
  • Responsible
    for certification of works accomplished in relation to the programme
  • Design
    and implement effective systems for monitoring and supervision for
    construction of infrastructure projects, technical advice on
    infrastructural development activities to the PMU, districts and other
  • Liaise
    with Districts to conduct effective review of project applications by
    local government within appraisal budgets that are appropriate to the
    implementation of each respective project;
  • Coordination
    and collaboration with engineering consultants during the design and
    implementation of infrastructural projects at various project stages and
    preparation of periodic reports;
  • Provision
    of inputs for the infrastructure component of the Programme Estimates of
    the PMU
  • in
    line with the procurement guidelines of the programme.
  • Plan
    and prepare monitoring and supervisory visits that ensure high quality of
    construction. Responsible for monitoring and supervision of all
    development works together with District Technical Teams (DTT);
  • Networking
    with relevant line ministries to ensure projects are implemented within
    the Government of Uganda policies;
  • Preparation
    of regular status reports on all matters concerning infrastructure
  • Support
    PMU in procurement, management of engineering services, responsible for
    the identification of rehabilitation, and maintenance of needs, production
    and review of cost estimates, technical specification and schedule of
    materials, labour and transport, tools, furniture and bills of quantities
    for development of proposals in collaboration with DTT
  • Responsible
    for establishing effective maintenance systems for infrastructure in
    collaboration with partner districts and local communities
  • Support
    in tendering, preparation and management of contracts and implementation
  • Responsible
    for certification of works accomplished in relation to the programme
  • Identify,
    implement and promote alternative cost-effective technologies;
  • Perform
    any other related duties as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold an Honours Bachelors’ degree in Civil
    Engineering or a related field;
  • A
    Masters’ degree in an engineering discipline is of added advantage;
  • Seven
    or more years of experience or more in supervising or managing multiple
    civil works projects and contract administration;
  • Must
    be registered with the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers
    (UIPE), with a minimum of 6 years working experience with at least three
    at supervisory level in civil works, preferably with donor funded
    programmes/NGOs or Central/Local Government;
  • Knowledge
    of EDF procedures will be an added advantage.
  • Training
    and experience in project planning and management;
  • A
    self-motivated, result-oriented person with impeccable integrity, and the
    ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Excellent
    analytical, participatory and communication skills.
  • Experience
    in project management and/or monitoring of community capacity building
  • Excellent
    inter-personal and team-building skills;
  • Computer
    skills in MS Word, Excel, Auto card to quantify and illustrate routine
    financial reports, statements, and/or projections with knowledge of
    computerized accounting systems;
  • Willingness
    to live in and travel widely in the Northern Uganda;
  • Familiarity
    with decentralization and local government processes, especially policies
    in relation to supervising and managing infrastructure projects.
  • Have
    concern for work quality and their standards;
  • Person
    with good ethical conduct and high integrity.
  • Age: 30 years and above
How to Apply:
All 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 3rd Floor, Office of the
Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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