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

 Shelter and Infrastructure
Assistant – Engineering

Organisation:  Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station:   Uganda

Reports to: Team Leader – Shelter and

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, and assist in 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 delivered.

Assess the activities undertaken and ensure
efficient use of resources.

Together with the Shelter and Infrastructure
Officer, work on project technical reports.

Liaise with all internal and external
stakeholders of the infrastructure projects.

Ensure the Protection and Safety of
workers/beneficiaries at project sites in close collaboration with the Shelter
and Infrastructure Officer and Team Leader-. Shelter and Infrastructure

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 applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree/
Diploma in civil/ construction engineering or other related field.

Three years of practical field experience in
construction works for bachelor degree holders and 5 years’ experience for
diploma holders. Experience in Uganda is an added advantage Previous experience
in technical assessment and screening of infrastructure works

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 drawings

Ability to use engineering soft wares such as
AutoCAD and MS office packages.

Languages: English, Lugbara, Madi,

How to Apply:

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


Deadline: 21st February 2020

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