Fresher Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant – Engineering NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Shelter and
Infrastructure Assistant – Engineering

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Team
Leader- Shelter and Infrastructure

About US:

The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary:  The Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant –
Engineering provides   technical support
within Shelter and Infrastructure and Water Resources Management area. The
incumbent will assist the Shelter and Infrastructure officer in ensuring
quality of the planning, implementation and follow up of sector activities

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Set up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the
    infrastructure activities.
  • Participate in the planning process and in the validation of Parish
    Development Plans (PDPs).
  • Supervise and monitor the work of masons, participating communities
    and contractors
  • Support baseline data collection and implementation of the technical
    and economic/impact assessment.
  • Request materials to be purchased and ensure the right materials are
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of
  • Together with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer, work on
    project technical reports.
  • Liaise with all internal and external stakeholders of the
    infrastructure projects.
  • Assess the security situation at project sites in close collaboration
    with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer and Team Leader-. Shelter and
  • Ensure protection of beneficiaries.
  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project
    implementation sites and DRC.
  • In consultation with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer,
    facilitate approval of site settings for specific Infrastructure and   Water Resources Management works
  • Monitor progress of Infrastructure and   Water Resources Management activities
    on day to day basis to ensure that Communities and contracted companies
    comply with approved specifications and work plan
  • Liaise with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer and Team Leader –
    Shelter and Infrastructure to share possible obstacles to ongoing
    activities in order to seek for best solutions.
  • Provide update/ highlights on progress of civil works activities on
    weekly basis.
  • Ensure adequate and timely supply of materials by suppliers and
    contracted companies in order to minimize unnecessary delays or
    interruptions of the works in accordance with the work plan.
  • Ensure contractors avail adequate labour force, visitors register
    books and instruction notebooks on site.
  • Liaise with District Engineering Departments to allocate sites
    necessary for development of infrastructures.
  • Document and share key lessons and recommendations based on
    performance of specific contractors in order to help improve the quality
    of other Infrastructure and   Water
    Resources Management works
  • In liaison with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer, prepares designs
    and BoQs for any additional works identified during implementation of
    specific civil works contracts and accordingly advice the NURI team on
    other available cost effective means.
  • Take lead in guiding the NURI Team and government counterparts
    during joint field inspections to specific implementation sites.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Shelter and
    Infrastructure Assistant – Engineering job placement must hold a
    Bachelor’s degree/ Diploma in civil/ construction engineering or other
    related field.
  • Two years of practical field experience in construction works for
    bachelor degree holders and 3 years’ experience for diploma holders.
    Experience in Uganda is an added advantage.
  • Experience in technical assessment and screening of infrastructure
  • Experience in setting out roads, drainage structures, water ponds,
    valley tanks etc
  • Experience in Supervision of Shelter and Infrastructure works.
  • Experience in managing work force
  • Ability to understand and clearly interpret works specifications and
  • Ability to use engineering soft wares such as AutoCAD and MS office
  • Languages: English.
    Lugbara , Alur, Kakwa and Arabic is a must
  • Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and
    experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining
    their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.


Deadline: 3rd August 2019

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