Millennium NGO Jobs – Infrastructure, Energy, & ICT Development Specialist

Organization: Millennium
Promise Alliance Inc
Project Name: Drylands
Integrated Development Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Funding Source: Islamic
Development Bank (IDB)
Reports to: Team Leader
About Us:
The Government of Uganda through
the Office of the Prime Minister has received credit financing from the Islamic
Development Bank (IDB), for the Dry Lands Integrated Development Project to be
implemented in the Karamoja Sub region (Project reference number UG-0082-83).
The Office of the Prime Minister will implement the Drylands Integrated
Development Project through Millennium Promise Alliance Inc. an International
Non-Profit Organisation solely committed to supporting the achievement of the
Millennium Development Goals through the Millennium Villages Projects (MVPs) in
10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Dry Lands Integrated Development
Project will implement multi sectoral interventions aimed at holistically
addressing challenges faced by pastoralist communities that directly contribute
to the objective of reducing vulnerability, building resilience, and
accelerating the achievements of the UN Millennium Development Goals mainly in
the districts of Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripiriti and Amudat.
Job Summary: The
Infrastructure, Energy, & ICT Development Specialist will offer technical
leadership in executing interventions designed to increase access to an
improved road network, adoption of improved and dean on-grid and off-grid
household, institutional and commercial energy systems and adoption of
information and communication Technologies in the project areas. He/she will
steer a team of extensions workers in each of the subsectors and to ensure the
sector outputs are achieved and sustainable management systems are put in place
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Perform
    infrastructure improvement needs for the three sub components of roads,
    Energy, Buildings and ICT
  • Technically
    steer the process of the recruitment of suitable consultants to design
    and/or supervise the infrastructure developments
  • Supervise
    the works of the hired consultants to ensure conformity with project
    guidelines
  • Work
    as a counterpart in mobilising communities to contribute towards
    infrastructure developments
  • Work
    closely with the respective line ministries to ensure the designs and
    plans developments are in conformity with National standards
  • Ensure
    sustainable community-led operation and maintenance plans are designed and
    incorporated in the implementation of all the infrastructures put in place
  • Ensure
    value for money is ensured in all infrastructure developments.
  • Work
    closely with line ministries and district departments to ensure all
    infrastructure developments secure local approvals from the authorities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
    or Civil and Building Engineering
  • Seven
    or more years’ experience or relevant Master’s Degree with four years’
    experience with at least two years spent at head of department level.
  • Relevant
    hands on experience in implementation of infrastructure projects covering
    at least two of the subcomponents of buildings, roads, Energy or ICT
  • Past
    NGO experience will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated
    knowledge of Engineering site management skills
  • Team
    work and leadership skills.
  • Computer
    literacy in word processing, spreadsheets,
  • Skills
    in engineering drawing and drafting programs(LikeAuto CAD, ArchiCAD)
  • Good
    and effective communication skills
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
  • Excellent
    problem solving skills
  • Ability
    to work well under pressure and effectively handle multiple, concurrent
    demands and appropriately prioritise responsibilities
  • Willingness
    and ability to work in the field for at least 70% of the time
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to apply by sending an application letter (in a sealed envelope clearly marked
with “”APPLICATION FOR POSITION OF…””), curriculum vitae,
three work related referees, copies of academic certificates, and testimonials
either hand delivered or posted to this address: Millennium Promise Alliance
Inc. Uganda, C/O Pacification and Development Department, 5th Floor Room 2521.
Office of the Prime Minister, Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road, P.O. Box 341,
Kampala – Uganda.
Deadline: Friday, 3rd October 2014 by 2:00pm

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