ZOA Non-profit Jobs – Engineer Rural Reconstruction

Organisation: ZOA
Reports to:  Programme Manager
Duty Station: Uganda
About ZOA:
ZOA is a Dutch based
international organization which connects her Christian identity with practical
acting through the core values. These are faithfulness, human dignity,
stewardship and justice. ZOA’s mission is to assist in rebuilding the
livelihoods of communities that are affected by armed conflict or natural
disasters. Our support is based on need and opportunities for positive change
and is motivated by God’s love for all people and especially for those who
experience injustice, despair and suffering. We apply a programmatic integrated
approach combining aspects of food security, land tenure, agribusiness,
livelihood, WASH with education, child protection and youth development.
Implementation is done in close collaboration with local government,
traditional and regional leaders and local partners.
Job Summary: The
Engineer Rural Reconstruction will support the Human Reconstruction project
plans to establish water harvesting structures, soil & water conservation
interventions and community schools. The incumbent will work with the
communities to implement a Cash for Work basis with minor components to be
implemented to contractors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct
    feasibility surveys of potential sites incl. topo-surveys and soil
  • Prepare
    technical design including development of Bill of Quantities and technical
  • The
    Engineer will prepare tender documents, construction contracts, quantify
    volumes and prepare certificates
  • Develop
    project management trainings for communities, set up water users
    associations, organize labor intensive works and set up Cash for Work
    payment system
  • Oversee
    works and advise technically
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Engineer should hold a Diploma or Degree in civil, water or agricultural
  • A
    minimum of five or more years of practical experience in rural
    reconstruction works
  • Proven
    experience with community labor intensive works in Karamoja and community
    labor management
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of social and ecological dynamics of
    agro-pastoralist communities
  • Excellent
    communication skills and interest to interact with community members and
    LG staff
  • Motorcycle
    riding skills with a valid riding permit
  • Keen
    interest in field work under difficult conditions and pragmatic attitude
  • Willingness
    to live and work in Amudat district, Karamoja
  • Moderate
    in Kiswahili and perfect in English
  • Skills
    in AUTOCAD drawing
  • Skills
    in hydrology and structural engineering design
  • Skills
    in surveying, mapping and use of dumpy level       
  • Good
    understanding of principles of soil and water conservation structures
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send an application letter together with
curriculum vitae (max three  pages),
names and contacts of three referees of which one could be your pastor or
priest, to: hr@zoa.ug in subject header: title of the Position you are applying
Deadline: 3rd January 2015.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by phone on Monday 5th January
2015 and invited for a test and interview to be held on Thursday 8th or Friday
9th January 2015 at ZOA Kampala Office.
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