International Sector Expert Infrastructure – Belgian Development Agency, BTC

In view of the further development of its activities the BTC
is currently looking for a suitable individual for the position of :
International Sector
Expert Infrastructure
UGANDA
Ref.: UGA/09/020-3
Location: Kampala (Uganda), with frequent site visits
Duration of the contract: 30 months Probable starting date: as soon as possible
Monthly salary package: between 5.299,56 euro and 7.500,22 euro (this includes
the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat
allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the
family and the number of years of relevant experience.
Project:
The education sector in Uganda has experienced a great
transformation over the past 15 years. In 1997 the government of Uganda
launched the Universal Primary Education strategy. By consequence enrolment in
primary education soared. Because of its success (at least in numbers), an
equal investment strategy became necessary for secondary education to provide
further schooling for the rising number of pupils who finished primary
education. The Universal Secondary Education strategy was then put into action
in 2007, leading to an instant increase in enrolment figures in secondary
education as well. Recognizing the importance of ensuring the quality and
relevance of the education that the children receive, providing teachers
capable of delivering education of high quality is considered by the Ministry
of Education and Sports (MoES) as the single most important input in ensuring
the successful delivery of the Universal Post-Primary Education and Training
(UPPET) programme. Therefore upon initiative of the Government of Uganda, the
Embassy of Belgium in Uganda has agreed to support interventions geared towards
the improvement of teacher training provided by the National Teachers Colleges
(NTCs), as well as other Colleges responsible for training tutors and lecturers
for Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (BTVET),
including the training of health Tutors.
Objectives:
The Specific objective of the intervention is to provide an
improved teaching and practice-oriented learning environment, supported by a
strengthened support supervision and visitation (inspections) service, for the
most part on four selected colleges. To reach this objective, the project has
defined a strategy that addresses four areas: · Strengthening the teacher
education system in relation to the colleges in the areas of communication,
support supervision and visitation, strategic management and lecturers
qualifications; · Strengthening the management capacity of the supported
colleges; · Improving the quality of teaching and learning in the supported
colleges; · Rehabilitating, extending and equipping the colleges’ facilities.
These objectives will be achieved through capacity building
at system (central) level, organizational (colleges) and individual (managers
and teachers) level. The project will be executed in co-management.
Function:
The international sector expert (ISE) will support the MoES
and the project coordination team (PCT) to follow-up some studies, guide the
design and implementation stages of the investments works in the four colleges,
develop capacity development activities, and lead the process of evaluation and
dissemination of experience. She/he will work and collaborate closely with
MoES, the PCT and the International and local consultants and will assume
significant coordination responsibilities.
The specific tasks
for the ISE include:
Oversee the infrastructure project activities in close
cooperation with the PCT and MoES; · Assist in the identification of key
stakeholders for the project; · Maintain close relationships with the MoES and
other relevant Ugandan agencies, Ministries and the donor community; ·
Supervise and guide the contracting of international and local technical consultancy
services in close collaboration with the PCT and MoES; · Supervise and guide
the contracting of capacity building organisations and other training providers
in close collaboration with the PMU; · Provide technical guidance on project
methodology and strategy; · Assist the PCT and MoES in the writing of the terms
of reference and all related technical specifications required for the
execution of the project activities in the area of infrastructure provision and
equipment; · Provide an input in terms of innovative approaches and
technologies related to capacity-building, awareness-raising and alternative
design and construction of infrastructure facilities and their evaluation; ·
Organise activities to evaluate and capitalise on the lessons learned both for
MoES and BTC; · Set up the methodology, the tools, and the assignment of
responsibility for the technical site supervision of the rehabilitation and
extension works; · Supervise engineers and consultants during the preparation
and tendering of contracts for procurement of works, goods and services; ·
Provide support to the PCT in the management of the project; · Prepare in
collaboration with the PC, co-PC and the PCT the Project progress reports; ·
Coordinate with the PC the preparation of project work plans in cooperation
with the PCT; · Organise, coordinate and supervise the implementation of
project activities in accordance with the approved project work plans; · Assist
the PC and co-PC in their role of supervising the preparation of regular financial
reports for the Belgian contribution; · Assist the PC and co-PC in relation to
ensuring the timely replenishment of the project account; · Coordinate and
facilitate the financial audit for the Belgian contribution; · Contribute to
the compilation of the project final report at the end of the project; ·
Coordinate and network with other national and international partners.
Reporting
The ISE shall assist the PCT in the preparation of periodic
progress reports and financial reports. In particular s/he shall assist the PM
in preparing:
·        
Consolidated and coordinated quarterly and
annual progress reports including recommendations;
·        
Financial reports in accordance with the
requirements of BTC and the MEHE;
·        
A Final report summarising the results of the Project
including lessons learnt, and providing conclusions and recommendation on how
the achievements of the Project can be sustained;
·        
Any other reports as requested by the MEHE,
Project Steering Committee (PSC) or BTC.
Qualifications: Degree
in civil or architectural engineering.
Experience:
·        
At least 10 years experience in construction and
at least 5 years experience in development cooperation projects;
·        
Proven experience in school buildings and
capacity building activities is an asset;
·        
Proven knowledge in sustainable projects using
energy efficiency principles, alternative technologies and renewable energy
production is an asset.
Other:
·        
Knowledge of the local context will be an asset;
·        
English proficiency, both in speaking and
writing;
·        
Mature, good communicator and team player;
·        
Able to work under stressful conditions with no
objection to working overtime and undertaking field missions.
How to Apply
Interested?
Please apply not later than May 6th 2012, through our web site www.btcctb.org . Use our Standard CV and a
letter of motivation to apply. You can find the model of our Standard CV on the
page Jobs of our website. If you have any additional question, don’t hesitate
to contact us at 02/505 18 65.

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