Field Officer Electrical Engineer Job Careers – Innovation: Africa

Job Title:   Field Officer Electrical Engineer

Organization:
Innovation: Africa

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports To:
Local Project Manager & Country Director in Israel

About US:

Innovation: Africa
(iA) is a non-profit 501 organization whose team of dedicated problem solvers
work together to bring solar and water technologies to rural communities in
Africa in need living in rural African villages. We use solar energy to pump
clean water and provide schools, orphanages, and medical clinics with light and
refrigeration to store vaccines and medicines, IA has completed over 300 solar,
water, and agricultural projects, providing light, clean water, food and proper
medical care to more than 1.7 million people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi,
South Africa, Uganda, Cameroon, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Job Summary:   This
position works under the supervision of the local Project Manager and is
responsible for identifying and selecting the beneficiaries of our projects,
actively engaging in community mobilization and sensitization, establishing and
maintaining regular communication with the communities we serve, implementing
project-related activities, providing regular reports and ongoing monitoring of
the projects. In addition, the Field Officer Electrical Engineer shall be responsible
for tasks related to overseeing solar system design, technical implementation,
installation, liaison with local solar contractor, as well as providing
technical support in all sites post completion. Candidates should expect
frequent travel to the field to identify new projects, oversee the construction
and implementation of ongoing projects, and monitor completed projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Oversee all field operations related to solar
and water projects, including prospective project search, project
construction/implementation, and monitoring and evaluation

·       Work closely with our in-house engineers to
plan and design all solar project systems in accordance to the facility’s
specific needs

·       Oversee technical implementation of all solar
system implementation and serve as technical point person for all system
designs

·       Manage on-site work during all stages of the
system installation Independently assess needs for maintenance work
(post-installation) in projects where a malfunction exists

·       Conduct community technical trainings and
sensitization

·       Track the progress of ongoing field
installation and maintenance activities • Maintain regular contact with
Innovation: Africa’s engineers in Israel to successfully implement and monitor
new solar technologies and remote monitoring systems

·       Appropriately sensitize the communities we
work with, including establishing project steering committees and small
solar-related businesses to maintain the project

·       Support the Project Manager to manage
relationships with municipal officers, local leaders, and international
stakeholders

·       Send daily updates and regular progress
reports to international management team regarding prospective projects,
construction and implementation of current projects, and monitor existing
projects

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree or professional diploma in Electrical Engineering or closely related
field

·       At least three years’ experience working in
the community development sector

·       Technologically oriented with excellent
computer skills, including proficiency in email and Microsoft Office software
Driver’s license

·       Ability to commit to flexible working hours

·       Ability to relocate to the Mbale region of
Uganda

·       High proficiency in English; both writing and
speaking

·       The ideal candidate is a dedicated team
player with strong interpersonal skills who has a background in electrical
engineering, community development and mobilization, and working with
international stakeholders.

·       The candidate must demonstrate a proven
passion for working with the community and possess detail orientation and
problem-solving skills.



As an international
organization, our team works in New York, Israel, and Africa, and is constantly
on the move. To maintain close contact despite our travel schedules, we
regularly use technology solutions, such as WhatsApp and Skype. The ideal
candidate thrives in this type of fast paced environment and is comfortable
working with colleagues in different time zones and continents.

How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidates please send your cover letter and CV as a single PDF
attachment to apply@innoafrica.org . The file name should be saved as your full
name and in the subject line of the email please specify which job position you
are applying for.

Deadline: 7th August
2020

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