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


Job Title:    Shelter and Infrastructure
Assistant – Engineering (2 Job Opportunities)

Organization:  Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager – Project Support


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 activities

·       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

·       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.

·       At least 3 years of practical field
experience in construction works for bachelor degree holders and 5 years’
experience for diploma holders.

·       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.

·       Experience in Uganda is an added advantage.

·       Languages: English, Lugbara, Madi, Alur


How to Apply:

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




Deadline: 24th March 2021


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