Engineer – Building and Construction NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:  Engineer – Building and

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to: 
Operations Director

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”


Job Summary:  The Engineer-Building and Construction will
mainly coordinate the implementation of all building and construction works and
related activities being implemented by WVU by ensuing that proper civil
engineering, contracting & construction guidelines are followed and enhance
stakeholders’ participation at all levels .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Quality Assurance

  • Support Formulations of guidelines for implementation of building
    and construction activities in the program areas and follow up the use
  • Implement all building and construction works initiatives within the
    WVU’s area of influence to meet or exceed planned outcomes in full
    compliance with GOU, SPHERE and other relevant partnership and
    international standards and structural engineering guidelines;
  • Review designs for all Building and Construction projects including
    drawings, bills of quantities and necessary documentation for works
  • Provide technical support in analysis of tender documents.
  • Monitor and evaluate structural project indicators and standards for
    use by Regions and APs;
  • Collaborate with Ministry of Public Works and other relevant
    departments in providing technical support and assistance to all
    Structural interventions;
  • Document and disseminate best practices on completed structural
    initiatives and projects;
  • Participate in structural engineering intervention coordination and
    other related meetings as may be required;
  • Support P&C establish, coordinate and/or consolidate the
    necessary systems, procedures and support services (including but not
    limited to recruiting, staffing, training, supervision, performance
    monitoring, procurement and administration) required to achieve or surpass
    performance targets;
  • Support the establishment and consolidate a working culture – based
    upon results based management principals – that consistently achieves
    and/or surpasses established targets and standards;

Design Building
& Construction projects

  • Coordinate and Develop detailed engineering designs buildings
    supported by WVU at ADPs and National office.
  • Coordinate and Develop bill of quantities, specifications and tender
    documents for building and construction projects.
  • Update the standard designs to match with upcoming market trends

Technical Support

  • Supervise construction of buildings works at ADPs and National
    office on need basis;
  • Actively participate in quality review and capacity building
  • Participate in the annual program planning and budgeting review
  • Management of contracts, review of bids and tender documents for
  • Participation in the Central Tender Committee (CTC) as an alternate
  • Have ultimate responsibility for arbitration, mediation and disputes
    for all building & construction contracts together with team at the
  • Effectively support Programme Areas (APs) and other sectors staff to
    carry out assessments, designs, measurements, monitoring and evaluation
    efforts in relation to building and construction works and in accordance
    with established standards, policies and procedures;

Capacity Building
for Quality Programming

  • Build capacity of WV staff in Building and Structural activities
    through training and mentoring;
  • Provide appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to
    equip, motivate and empower a new generation of structural engineering
    specialists within WVU;

Engagement and
Networking with Strategic Stakeholders

  • Establish and maintain contacts with both individual and government
    donors (e.g. USAID, DFID, EU etc.), for resource acquisition;
  • Make deliberate efforts to establish contacts with government line
    ministries and institutes, UN Agencies and NGOs to identify areas of
    possible collaboration and partnership;
  • Work closely with the Communication department in production of high
    quality and professional updates for submission to donors and for
    marketing purposes;
  • Participation in Partnership Meetings/Networks as maybe appropriate.

Programs Reporting

  • Review project reports when called upon
  • Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual Building and Construction
    sector reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Vision Engineer – Building and
    Construction job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in a
    relevant field from a recognized University preferably in Civil
    Engineering or Building & Construction
  • Post graduate certificate will be an added advantage
  • Registered with Professional Body e.g Institute of Engineers of
  • At least six years’ experience with regard to the designing,
    planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated
    development works in building and construction;
  • Three years of experience as a manager or senior leadership
  • Wide experience in constructions and contracts management;
  • Must be a results orientated leader who can handle a heavy work load
    as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting
    organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands and;
  • Must have ability to develop good working relationships/partnership
    developed with all stakeholders(GOU, INGOs)
  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and
    Lotus Notes (or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook)
  • Ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically
    up to 50 % of the time and occasional international travel
  • Available to represent WVU at critical functions and moments as
  • Available to serve on any team and/or working groups as may be

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow instructions
on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment
portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 5th July 2019

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