2 Civil Engineer IFAD PRELNOR Project Job Opportunities – Ministry of Local Government

Organisation: Ministry
of Local Government
Funding Source: International
Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Project Name: Project
for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Project
About US:
The Government of the Republic
of Uganda has received a loan and a grant from the International Fund for
Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the Project for Restoration of
Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR), and intends to apply some of the
proceeds to recruit staff to implement the project. PRELNOR will cover the
districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya and Pader.
About PRELNOR Project:
The overall goal of the PRELNOR
is: Increased income, food security and reduced vulnerability of poor rural
households in the project area. This will be through increased sustainable
production, productivity and climate resilience of smallholder farmers with
increased and profitable access to domestic and export markets.
Job Summary: The Civil
Engineer will be responsible for overall guidance and management of the
infrastructure investment related activities under the PRELNOR market access
infrastructure (MAI) sub-component in accordance with GoU regulations and
approved procedures for supervision of design and civil works. The Civil
Engineers will be responsible for supervising and guiding activities of
Contractors to ensure that due regard is given to the quality and quantity of
works to be implemented throughout project operations in the framework of the
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work
    in close cooperation with the PMU relevant staff, review and assess
    proposals from the Local Governments for community access roads (CAR) or
    aggregation points/market places rehabilitation or new works with regard
    to their technical feasibility and preliminary cost estimation, and agreed
    selection criteria;
  • Assist
    the LGs and CDOs and other PMU Resource Persons to set up and train Road
    and Market Construction Committees in their roles and responsibilities;
  • The
    jobholder assess the appropriateness of proposed structures;
  • Develop
    ToR for design works for selected infrastructure investment and for
    independent reviewers of design documents;
  • Participate
    in MoLG/DLG bid opening and Evaluation Committees for evaluation of all
    bids for design services and construction contracts;
  • Keenly
    review and comment on Evaluation Reports provided by the District
    Contracts Committees for civil works implementation and develop
    consolidated Bid Evaluation Reports and recommendations for contracts
    award for IFAD review and no-objection;
  • Supervise
    design works and review detailed design solutions in terms of sound
    technical solutions, quality and identified scope and volumes of works;
  • Participate
    and contribute in discussions with District Engineers, Design Contractors
    and other interested parties in decision making during design stage and
    review detailed design solutions in terms of feasibility;
  • Supervise
    the implementation of civil works to ensure quality and timeliness, and
    accordingly endorse certificates of satisfactory work completed, for
  • As
    a member of the PRELNOR management team, participate in the development of
    Annual Work plan and Budgets (AWPBs), provide reports and information on
    infrastructure investment operations as necessary to the PMU M&E
    Specialist and Project Coordinator, and contribute to progress reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a higher degree or an equivalent qualification in
    Civil Engineering with sound knowledge of contemporary issues in the rural
    infrastructure of Uganda.
  • At
    least five years working experience with projects for infrastructure
    rehabilitation, including design and construction supervision with proven
    ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and with rural population.
  • Familiarity
    with engineering design requirements and construction supervision
    procedures of Uganda, as well as with the procurement procedures
    applicable under the legislation of Uganda and foreign donors’ funded
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Applicants
    should have a pragmatic, creative and energetic approach to problem
    solving and decision-making and have the capacity to operate effectively
    with contractors and rural populations.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications accompanied with detailed
curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, transcripts and testimonials
including names and addresses of three referees to: Ag. Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Local Government, Worker’s House, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 7037 Kampala.
Deadline: 29th January 2018
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