5 Civil Engineer Job Opportunities – Ministry of Local Government

Job Title:   Civil Engineer (5 Job Opportunities)   

Organisation: Ministry of Local Government

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Government of the Republic of Uganda received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the (OPEC) Fund for International Development to finance the National Oilseeds Project (NOSP), and now intends to apply part of the proceeds to recruit key staff, to ensure successful implementation of the Project.


Job Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the Infrastructure Advisor, the Engineers (to be based in each hub office) will be responsible for overall guidance and management of the community access roads investment-related activities under NOSP in accordance with GOU regulations and approved procedures for supervising and guiding activities of contractors ensuring that due regard is given to the quality and quantity of works to be implemented throughout project operations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within this overall role, the following tasks will be the specific responsibility of the civil engineers:

  • In cooperation with the PICT and PCU (MAAIF) relevant staff, will review and assess proposals from the local Governments (LGS) for Community Access Roads (CAR) works with regard to their technical feasibility and preliminary cost estimation, and agreed selection criteria;
  • Assist the LGs to set up and Train Road and market Construction Committees in their roles and responsibilities.
  • Assess the appropriateness of proposed structures;
  • Develop Terms of Reference (ToRs) for design works for selected access roads and for independent reviewers of design documents;
  • Participate in MOLG/DLG bid opening and evaluation committees for evaluation of all bids for design services and construction contracts
  • Review and comment on Evaluation Reports provided by the District Contracts Committees for civil works implementation and develop consolidated Bid Evaluation Reports and recommendations for contracts award for IFAD review and no objection;
  • Supervise design works and review detailed design solutions in terms of sound technical solutions, quality and identified scope and volumes of work;
  • Participate and contribute in discussions with District Engineers, Design contractors and other interested parties in decision making during design stage and review detailed design solutions in terms of feasibility
  • Participate in the development of AWPBs, provide report and information on infrastructure investment operations as necessary to the PICT and PCU M&E specialist and project coordinators and contribute to progress reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent qualification in Civil Engineering with sound knowledge of contemporary issues in the rural infrastructure of Uganda,
  • Duly registered Engineer will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of seven years working experience with projects for infrastructure rehabilitation including design and construction supervision with proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and with rural population.
  • Familiarity with Engineering design requirements and construction supervision procedures of Uganda, as well as with the procurement procedures applicable under the legislation of Uganda and foreign donors ‘funded programmes, computer literacy.
  • A pragmatic, creative and energetic approach to problem solving and decision making and the capacity to operate effectively with contractors and populations,


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their handwritten applications, accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of testimonials, names and address of three referees should be submitted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Worker’s House 5th Floor, P.O. Box 7037, Kampala. Applications should be received at the above address. Only shortlisted candidate shall be contacted.


Deadline: 16th December 2021


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