German Government Grant Vacancy – Head of Department Civil Engineering at Welthungerhilfe

Welthungerhilfe (WHH)
Project Name: RIAS –
Strengthen Resilience through Infrastructure, Agriculture and Skills
Funding Source: German
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Welthungerhilfe (WHH), founded
in 1962, is today one of the biggest non-governmental aid and development
agencies in Germany. We campaign against worldwide hunger and for sustainable
food and nutrition security by promoting site-appropriate farming, establishing
access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, improving healthcare and
education for people living in rural areas. Welthungerhilfe currently has four
areas of operation in Moroto, Lira, Adjumani, and Fort Portal.
About RIAS Project:
In anticipation of a grant from
the German Government, the organization will implement a long-term project
“RIAS – Strengthen Resilience through Infrastructure, Agriculture and Skills”
in Arua and Adjumani District possibly starting in March 2015.The project aims
to improve the livelihood of refugees and local host communities in the
settlement areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for designing, planning and budget estimation for community infrastructure
    building (public health and educational infrastructure) rehabilitation and
    construction of deep boreholes and managing WASH campaigns with refugees and rural
  • Manage
    the procurement procedure of public tender and prepare bill of quantities
    and tender analysis.
  • Ensure
    the timely designing of contract documents for civil works and supervision
    of contractors to ensure timely achievements and strong compliance with
    the quality standards.
  • Provide
    regular quality monitoring of project work and feedback to the Management
  • Build
    and maintain close relationship with relevant Departments of the districts
  • Responsible
    for the preparation of compliance completion report at the end of the
    various phases of the project.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering
  • At
    least six years’ experience in Civil and Building Engineering preferably
    gained within international NGO setting and with demonstrated capacity to
    deliver results on time
  • Past
    experience in managing several projects of buildings, roads and water.
    Profound experience (5 years) in WASH context is desired
  • Cost
    estimating, Architectural/ structural design software (CAD) and Contract
    Management skills
  • Possess
    excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer
    literacy skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, CAD).
  • Excellent
    interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
  • Possess
    the ability to work and stay in remote/ rural locations.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send a pdf document consisting of cover letter (1
page) and CV (max. three pages) to:
Please identify the position
for which you are applying in the subject line of your E-mail.
Deadline: Friday, 27th February 2015 by 4PM

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