11 World Bank DRDIP District Engineering Assistant Job Placements – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Organisation: Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) 
Funding Source: World Bank 
Project Name: Development Response to Displacement Impact
Project (DRDIP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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 District
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.
  • Liaise 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 implementation.
  • 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
  • The applicant must hold an Honours
    Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from a reputable University with 2
    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.
  • Should be fluent in
  • Proven high level of
    integrity in handling public resources and in executing duties.
  • A high level of
    interpersonal and management skills and ability to work with teams
  • Must be result focused
    and be able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • High level of
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
Deadline: Friday, 16th March 2018 at 5:00pm.
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