Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Non-profit Jobs – Engineering Officer

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Funding Source: DANIDA
Duty Station: Arua,
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 DRC’s Engineering
Officer will primarily supervise the day to day infrastructure works including
planning, validation of Parish Development Plans, community mobilization and
monitoring of infrastructure projects in Arua, Nebbi and Zombo districts of
West Nile Sub – Region. He/She will ensure that technical specifications for
all infrastructure works are in line with DRC’s Infrastructure Manual.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Set
    up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the infrastructure projects.
  • Take
    part in the planning process and in the validation of Parish Development
    Plans (PDPs).
  • Supervise
    and monitor the work of masons and participating communities.
  • Supervise
    the technical aspects of the infrastructure projects.
  • Organize
    and supervise baseline data collection and implementation of the technical
    and economic/impact assessment.
  • Manage
    the community mobilisation and the process of selecting cash for work
    beneficiaries.
  • Request
    materials to be purchased.
  • Assess
    the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Work
    in liaison with the Engineering Supervisor, work on project technical
    reports.
  • Liaise
    with all internal and external stakeholders of the infrastructure
    projects.
  • Assess
    the security situation at project sites in close collaboration with the
    Engineering Supervisor.
  • Ensure
    protection of beneficiaries.
  • Ensure
    regular communication between communities at the project implementation
    sites and DRC.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Qualifications and qualities
  • The
    Engineering Officer should hold a Diploma in civil engineering from a
    recognized University or Institution.
  • A
    minimum of four or more years of relevant work experience in labor based
    construction technology (cash for work interventions).
  • A
    strong team player and ability to work well with minimal supervision.
  • Ability
    to work with culturally diverse groups of people.
  • Possess
    the ability and flexibility to travel within the West Nile Sub – Region.
  • Computer
    literacy – proficiency in Excel and AutoCAD Program is preferable.
  • Fluency
    in Lugbara/ Alur 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 3 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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