Shelter and Infrastructure Manager Job Placement – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports: Head of
About DRC:
The Danish
Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization
working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 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 Shelter and
Infrastructure Manager’s primary function will oversee all Shelter and
Infrastructure projects within DRC Uganda. The incumbent will be responsible to
manage a team of Engineering Officers and Assistants. He/she will ensure that
technical specification for all infrastructure works are in line with DRCs
Infrastructure manual. In addition, he/she will be responsible for complying
with donor and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and procedures.
The incumbent will be tasked with providing technical assistance and guidance
to the infrastructural works across the country programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project Management, Implementation and Reporting:
Oversee all aspects of shelter and infrastructure
works undertaken by DRC Uganda.
Develop BOQs for infrastructure and shelter
activities according to defined standards.
Monitor all infrastructure projects for quality
Build and develop a monitoring scheme which includes
performance and impact indicators for all infrastructures related activities.
Routinely inspect and supervise work for quality
control and compile inspection report.
Coordination and Representation:
Responsible for coordination with stakeholders and
Ensure project accomplishments according to
specifications and targets.
Mentor, supervise and monitor field based engineers
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The applicant should preferably hold a Bsc in Civil
Engineering from a recognized Institution.
A minimum of five years’ experience preferably with
and an NGO.
Technical skills in Engineering, Project Planning
and Management.
Good management and presentation skills
Ability to use Engineering design software
Ability to work under pressure, culturally
sensitive, and ability to work with minimal supervision
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send their English applications which should 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 three pages). The
CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training
courses, work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
The application
should be sent to: and the subject line should read “Senior
Engineering Officer.”
Deadline: 19th August 2015
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