2 Construction Officer NGO Career Opportunities – Save the Children International

Job Title:            Construction Officer (2 Career Opportunities)
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 300
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The
Construction Officer will support the construction of structures at field
level. The position holder shall support the construction supervisor to ensure
that construction works are professionally done in accordance to the designs
and specifications with regards to quality, cost, time, and safety. This
involves close liaison with logistics, procurement, and senior program officers
in the program, as well as coordination with other operational agencies in our
areas. The role will require approximately 60% time in the field site and 40%
time at the field offices.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Construction
Officer job placement should hold a higher diploma in Civil and Building
engineering or any relevant discipline.
At least two years of related experience in
handling construction projects generally and in emergency situation or
conflict/post conflict situations in a reputable organisation, preferably an
international NGO
Previous exposure and experience of working with
local partners and District Local Government in Humanitarian interventions
Ability to speak local language and directly
interact with target group will be an added advantage
Strong analytical skills and strategic planning
Ability to establish and maintain conducive
collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
Computer literacy and excellent documentation
skills are a must.
Availability and willingness to work extra hours
during peak times of humanitarian responses.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability
to work well in an international environment with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures
Highly developed interpersonal and communication
skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Excellent time management and planning capacity
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 15th
October 2017
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