7 USAID GHG Construction Field Inspector Job Positions – Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy Corps
Project Name: Growth, Health
and Governance (GHG) Program
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Mercy Corps is an international
non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development
work in very difficult places. We have been operating in Uganda since 2006 and
currently implement development programs in the Acholi and Karamoja sub-regions
of Uganda with funding from USAID, EC, SDC, and USDA. We were recently awarded
a market-development focused five year USAID/Food for Peace-funded program
working in the northern half of Karamoja. The program has three strategic
objectives (SO):
  • Pro-poor
    market development (SO1)
  • Improved
    health for children under five years of age (SO2)
  • Improved
    security and governance (SO3)
About USAID GHG Program:
The project,
called the Northern Karamoja Growth, Health and Governance (GHG) program, aims
to support the immediate needs of program beneficiaries while promoting
long-term development by spurring systemic improvements in key economic sectors
of northern Karamoja.
Mercy Corps is the prime grantee, leading the
implementation of SO1 and supporting SO2 and SO3, with accountability for all
project interventions. World Vision Inc. is the technical lead for SO2, while
Karamoja Peace and Development Agency (KAPDA) plus other local civil society
agencies lead the implementation of SO3. A research partner, Tufts University’s
Feinstein International Centre (FIC), performs annual impact evaluations to
inform ongoing programming.
Job Summary: The Construction
Field Inspector will mainly support the implementation of GHG-supported
construction activities. The Field Inspector will mainly ensure quality
programming through full-time presence at specific job sites. The incumbent will
also play a role in building and strengthening working relationships with all
necessary GHG partners including beneficiaries and local communities.
Construction fraud is a serious concern in Uganda, and the Construction Field
Inspector will ensure that potential fraud is quickly identified and all possible
precautionary measures are in place to prevent fraud.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1.
Program:
·        
Read and interpret engineering plans and technical
specifications
·        
In charge of preparing daily, weekly, and monthly
construction progress reports
·        
Determine and calculate construction materials usage
·        
Establish and maintain good working relationship
with contractors
·        
Regularly review construction materials testing and
interpret the results of such tests
·        
Actively monitor and advise on construction safety
practices
2.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
·        
Create a dynamic program environment that promotes
inquiry;
·        
Take primary responsibility for data gathering in
engineering related works;
·        
Provide data in support of team submission of timely
weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports that will be indicative of program
progress during implementation.
3.
Other:
·        
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and
personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not
jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Engineer.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal candidates for the USAID Construction
Field Inspectors vacancies should preferably hold University degrees in Civil
or Construction Engineering
·        
At least five years’ experience inspecting large
construction projects including road and concrete structures
·        
Ability to write and speak effectively in English
·        
Good knowledge of construction methods including
road and concrete structures
·        
Effective communication skills to establish good
working relationship with contractors, beneficiaries, local authorities, and
other Mercy Corps staff
·        
Ability to operate engineering tools to ensure
quality of construction
·        
Ability to work and be based in remote locations
·        
Good spoken and written English. Fluency in
Ngakarimojong and Ethurr is an advantage.
How to Apply:  
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including a
cover letter clearly stating their salary requirements, updated CV (with three referees),
and copies of academic qualifications/certificates to the HR/Admin Manager,
Kampala Head Office on 4thFloor Embassy Plaza, Plot 1188-1190 Ggaba Road. The
E-mail applications with cover letter should be sent to: mcjobs@ug.mercycorps.org.
Deadline: Friday, 31st July,
2015
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