Engineering Officer Non-profit Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:     Engineering Officer
Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: DRC Shelter and
Construction Manager
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The Engineering
Officer will support the construction activities for construction and
rehabilitation of emergency shelters and infrastructure facilities in various
settlements in Adjumani District.
Key Duties and
Support the Area Manager in planning and
budgeting of infrastructure project in all settlement
Assist in design, project cost estimation and
tendering of all shelters and infrastructure projects and liaise with the
district authorities for approval of plans
Supervise all constructions under DRC in the
settlement and ensure that works are carried out as per set standards specified
in the drawings, designs and technical specifications.
Tasked with the measurement and valuation of the
works executed by the contractors and preparation of the measurement sheets and
interim payment certificates (IPC)
In charge of maintaining proper documentation of
the progress and site records
Monitor quality and quantity of materials used
in the various elements of the bridge.
Carry out technical assessments whenever
Prepare monthly work plans and reporting on
actual work achieved against planned.
Supervise contractors, ensuring that the
workmanship is as per set standards.
Work closely with the District engineering
departments for any technical advice.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) Engineering Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
civil engineering from a recognized University or Institution. Possession of a
PGD in Project Planning and Management
A minimum of five years of relevant work
experience in a busy construction industry, two of which must have been with an
NGO in a refugee/ displacement context
Ability to provide technical leadership in a
multidisciplinary setting;
Proven ability to work creatively and
independently both in the field and office;
Ability to work with culturally diverse groups
of people;
Computer literacy is a must.
Computer literacy is a must with proficiency in
CAD, Ms Excel and words.
Ability to work in physically challenging
conditions and under pressure, in a culturally diverse society
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications with the following documents to the E-mail address below;
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 references.
E-mail your cover letter, updated CV and academic credentials to:
Deadline: 31st October
2017 by 5:00 PM
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