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

Job Title:        Engineering Assistant
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Engineering Supervisor
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The Engineering Assistant will supervise the day
to day infrastructure works including planning, validation of Parish
Development Plans, community mobilization and monitoring of Infrastructure
projects in Agago. The incumbent will ensure that technical specifications for
all infrastructure works are in line with DRC’s construction manual
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Engineering Assistant will perform the
following tasks:
  • Set up, plan, supervise and monitor the
    implementation of the project;
  • Actively participate 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
  • Organize and supervise baseline data
    collection and implementation of the technical and economic/impact
  • Manage the community mobilisation and the
    process of selecting Cash-For-Work beneficiaries;
  • Ensure regular communication between
    communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
  • Request materials to be purchased for the
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure
    efficient use of resources;
  • Work closely with the Engineering supervisor,
    work on project technical reports
  • Work closely with all internal and external
    counterparts of the project;
  • Continuously assess the security situation at
    project sites in close collaboration with the infrastructure Coordinator;
  • Ensure protection of beneficiaries;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
    Council (DRC) Engineering Assistant career placement should hold a Diploma
    in civil engineering;
  • A minimum of four years of relevant work
    experience in labor based constructions
  • Being a strong team player and adept at
    creating a strong team spirit;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and
    independently both in the field and office;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse
    groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult
    conditions and under pressure;
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices.
  • Knowledge of working in challenging
  • Proven ability to manage large varied
    workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet
    deadlines and work with limited supervision
  • Proactive, stable and robust character and a
    good team player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a
    good sense of humor.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and
    demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all
  • Fluency in Local Language (Luo) is highly
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications
  • 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
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages).
    The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant
    training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant
applications should be sent to
Deadline: 27th July 2016

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