National Architect Jobs – Belgian Development Agency (BTC)

Job Title:        National Architect
Organisation: Belgian
Development Agency (BTC)
Salary:  UGX 5,100,000 and UGX 6,100,000 monthly
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Belgian Development Agency, BTC Uganda mobilizes its resources and
expertise to eliminate poverty in the world. They support more than 200
cooperation projects in 20 countries including Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare sketches or drawings and
    specifications for project components related to solid waste management,
    maintenance of buildings, energy efficiency, etc.;
  • The incumbent will also research and/or
    design furniture for colleges;
  • Research alternative durable construction
    materials and design pilot projects;
  • Provide support in follow up of the
    project activities related to construction, rehabilitation, equipping and
    furnishing of the training institutions that are part of the project;
  • Support in controlling of quality and cost
    of all activities related to the infrastructure component of the project;
  • Support in organising the infrastructure
    activities, including capacity development and awareness raising, with a
    special focus on involving the training institutions in the preparation
    and execution of works, including maintenance activities;
  • Joining regular site visits during
    rehabilitation/ construction works;
  • Support in introducing ‘State of the Art’
    sustainable architecture and energy efficiency principles into MoES
    guidelines and strategies;
  • Keeping complete administration (both hard
    and soft copies) of all project activities related to the infrastructure
    component of the project, including correspondence, approved documents,
    finance, reports, procurement, etcetera);
  • Significantly contribute to the reporting
    and lay-out of project results and lessons learned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the National Architect
    should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture;
  • At least five years’ experience in design
    and follow-up of  construction works
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    designing for Education is an asset;
  • Prior experience in designing with
    Architecture offices abroad is an added advantage
  • Previous experience in sustainable
    Architecture and energy efficient designs is an asset;
  • Creative thinker and artist;
  • Previous experience in working with public
    tendering procedures;
  • Good communicator and team-player;
  • Fluent in English speaking and writing;
  • No objection to working overtime and
    undertaking field missions.
Job Benefits:  BTC will offer a competitive salary
package with a gross monthly income of between UGX 5,100,000 and UGX 6,100,000
depending on the relevant years of work experience, medical insurance for
staff, spouse and all biological dependants plus a 13th Month compulsory package
paid together with their December salary.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to hand
deliver their application letters, updated CVs, copies of academic certificates
as well at least 3 (Three) recent referees with their contacts to the address
below;
Human Resource Officer,
BTC Uganda,
Plot 1B Lower Kololo Terrace P.O.Box 40131, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 31st March
2016

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