Danish Refugee Council (DRC) NGO Careers – Engineering Supervisor

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Funding Source: DANIDA
Duty Station: Kitgum,
Uganda
About DRC:
The Danish Refugee Council
(DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all
aspects of the refugee cause in more than twenty five 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.
The protection and assistance
to conflict affected population is provided within a long-term, regional and
rights-based approach in order to constitute a coherent and effective response
to the challenges posed by today’s conflicts. Assistance consists of relief and
other humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, support to return and repatriation as
well as promotion of long-term solutions to displacement and its causes. In
addition, support and capacity building of local and national authorities and
NGOs form an integral part of DRC’s work.
Job Summary:  The Engineering Supervisor’s main duty is to
manage the technical designs including: development of BOQs and management of
infrastructure works in the Acholi Sub – Region. He/She will be responsible for
Quality Assurance of infrastructure works and its components. He/She will
ensure that technical specifications for all infrastructure works are in line
with DRC’s Infrastructure Manual.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee
    the construction of all infrastructures and ensure works are carried out
    as per set standards specified in the Infrastructure Manual.
  • Prepare
    bills of quantities for construction works.
  • In
    charge of preparing budget estimates for infrastructure related
    activities.
  • Prepare
    engineering drawings and designs.
  • Actively
    monitor quality and quantity of materials used in the field.
  • Carry
    out technical assessments as and when required.
  • Prepare
    monthly work plans and reporting on actual work achieved against work
    plan.
  • In
    charge of technical report preparation and to maintain an update on all
    infrastructure works in the Acholi Sub – Region.
  • Mentor
    and supervise Engineering Officer, masons and ensure that the workmanship
    is as per set standards.
  • Work
    closely with the District Engineering Departments for any technical
    advice.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council’s Engineering Supervisor
    Career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
    from a recognized University or Institution.
  • A
    minimum of five or more years of relevant work experience in labor based
    construction technology (cash for work interventions).
  • Possess
    the ability to provide technical leadership in the field of infrastructure
    engineering.
  • A
    strong team player and ability to work well with minimal supervision.
  • Ability
    to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Ability
    and flexibility to travel within the Acholi Sub – Region.
  • Computer
    literacy – proficiency in Excel and AutoCAD Program is preferable.
  • Fluency
    in Acholi is an added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates are
encouraged to send their applications that should be in English and include the
following:
  • A
    cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the
    position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and
    salary expectations.
  • Concise
    and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about
    your qualifications, relevant training courses, work experience, name and
    contact details of three relevant references.
The complete documents can be
uploaded online at the web link below
Deadline: 8th December 2014.
NB: If
you have problems uploading your application, please contact job@drc.dk.

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