Entry Level Construction Officer NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Job Title:          Construction Officer
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we
implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child
Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health,
Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children
delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern
and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff
complement of over 300 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their
rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143
million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly
around the world.
Job Summary: The
Construction Officer will support the construction of structures at field
level. The position holder shall support the construction supervisor to ensure
that construction works are professionally done in accordance to the designs
and specifications with regards to quality, cost, time, and safety. This
involves close liaison with logistics, procurement, and senior program officers
in the program, as well as coordination with other operational agencies in our areas.
The role will require approximately 60% time in the field site and 40% time at
the field offices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Save the Children Construction
    Officer job placement should hold a higher diploma in Civil and Building
    engineering or any relevant discipline.
  • At least two years of working experience
    in handling construction projects generally and in emergency situation or
    conflict/post conflict situations in a reputable organisation, preferably
    an international NGO.
  • Previous experience of working with local
    partners and District Local Government in Humanitarian interventions.
  • Ability to speak local language and
    directly interact with target group will be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during peak times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 19th March 2018
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