Project Engineer IDB ENRP Project Jobs – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Job Title:       Project
Organisation: Ministry
of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Project Name: Enhancing
National Food Security through Increased Rice Production (ENRP) Project
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to:
Project Coordinator
About US:
The Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries received funding from the Islamic
Development Bank (IDB) to support government of Uganda’s efforts to attain rice
self-sufficiency through “Enhancing National Food Security through Increased
Rice Production (ENRP) Project.” The project will contribute to the increase in
production, marketing and consumption of rice for improved Nutrition, Food
Security and Incomes in Uganda as well as support, build and strengthen the
institutional and technical capacities, for sustained agricultural growth that
contributes to the poverty alleviation and food security.
Job Summary:  The Project Engineer will be heading,
coordinating, planning, designing and implementing of all project engineering
activities and ensure close liaison with the project management and steering
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Draw/Review Terms of Reference for
    irrigation studies and Environmental assessment.
  • Carry out an Evaluation of Engineering
    aspects of the project.
  • Carry out supervision for activities
    under review for delivery.
  • Preparation of Progress Reports
    (including Quarterly and Annual Reports).
  • Support the conduct of environmental
    impact assessments for all construction works.
  • Supervision of the consultant to comply
    with the Terms of Reference, Technical Specifications and drawings in the
    contract and any other regulatory and contractual obligations related to
  • Prepare, schedule, coordinate, and
    monitor all assigned projects as well as Monitor compliance in all areas
  • Build capacity of MAAIF and district
    staff, and project beneficiaries in irrigation and drainage development,
    and Irrigation infrastructure Management and maintenance through Water
    Users Associations (WUA)
  • Participate in the preparation of all
    procurement documents related to the procurement of consultancy services
    and contractors for the implementation of the Project;
  • Participate in contract negotiations
    with the consultants recommended for award of contract;
  • Maintain proper records of all
    Engineering procurement documentation and develop a monitoring and
    reporting system in line with the IDB’s progress reporting requirements;
  • Observe the implementation progress of
    the Project and advise the Project Coordinator on issues that need
    attention and improvement;
  • Follow-up closely on the activities of
    the consultant’s and contractor’s works with the view to ensure that they
    adhere to the project implementation schedule and generally advise the
    Project Coordinator on progress; as well as monitor the progress of the
    works by comparing the actual progress with the approved programme of the
    works and recommend to the Contractor the appropriate measures to be
    taken, in case the works are behind schedule;
  • Participate in organizing and always
    attending site meetings to review progress of the Works.
  • To prepare draft agendas and minutes of
    meetings of all formal visits in which he participates;
  • Advise the Project Management on
    possible ways to avoid unforeseen extra expenditures for the project; as
    well as on any possible claim or contractual problems arising during the
  • Ensure that consultants prepares reports
    at all stages of the project and that the views of the Government, IDB and
    other stakeholders are duly incorporated in the final reports;
  • Perform any other relevant duties as may
    be instructed by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honours
    Bachelors of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Water Resources
    or Irrigation Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
    from a recognised University /Institution.
  • Must have Master of Science or
    Postgraduate Qualifications in Hydraulic Structures, Water Resources
    Engineering/Management, Irrigation and Drainage from a recognised
    University /Institution.
  • Five years’ experience of construction
    management and good knowledge of coordinating, planning, designing and
    implementing engineering projects.
How to Apply:
Applicants should
fill Public Service Commission (PSC) Form 3 (2008), Download
, in triplicate and attach certified copies of academic
certificates and testimonials, appointment letters as evidence of working
experience and two referees, one of whom must be a current or previous employer
and most recent passport photographs. Applications should be addressed to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,
P.O. Box 102, Entebbe, and delivered to the Open Registry.
Deadline: 22nd June 2018
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