3 Engineer Non-profit Career Jobs – Plan International




Job Title:        Engineer (2 Career Jobs)
Organisation: Plan International
Duty Station:  Kampala and Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Programs
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the
oldest and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in
the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the
Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Plan’s vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential
in societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent,
with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary: The Engineer is
primarily responsible to provide technical oversight and supervision and ensure
quality assurance to Plan International Uganda’s construction works to ensure
that they are performed within the policies of Plan International Inc., and the
relevant standards, laws and regulations. The incumbent shall provide technical
support to all engineering related work to ensure that the processes are
followed for quality and timely results. The Engineer will ensure that rigorous
systems and controls are in place and are operating effectively to mitigate and
minimise financial and operational risks.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provides management with the necessary
    information/data to efficiently and effectively take decisions to deliver
    on engineering work.
  • Responsible for all operational aspects
    follow and meet all global, country and statutory policies, guidelines.
  • The Engineer supports the preparation, consolidation,
    and analysis of construction for submission all project budgets and
    contracts prior to the CD approval. 

  • Ensure timely development and submission
    of project BoQs
  • Supervise and monitor the technical
    aspects of construction ensuring quality implementation of the projects in
    line with the standards in the Building Bills of Quantities
  • Support the procurement process of
    contractors in line with Plan International procurement guidelines
  • Reporting – Write and submit periodic
    project reports to the Supervisor
  • Management and administration of
    infrastructural contracts,
  • Liaison with key stakeholders such as
    district engineers in respect to the construction works,
  • Institute processes and mechanisms for
    inspection and supervision of contractors’ works up to completion
    including the Defects Liability Period
  • Represent 
    Plan International Uganda at the kick-off of major constructions
    and during routine and non-routine meetings with contractors,
  • Review and recommend for approval designs
    for different infrastructural projects including school constructions,
    latrines, health units, boreholes, 
    in conformity to the specifications and the contract,
  • Ensure quality and professional
    workmanship is done by the contractor, according to best building
    practices and the employer’s approval. Conduct verification/ assessment of
    school infrastructure needs in the districts
  • Institute and execute mechanisms for
    supervision and monitoring of construction during the execution of
    construction/ civil works.
  • Assess quality of work and thereby approve
    each critical stage of construction work.
  • Supervise contractors compliance with the
    Social Environment Action Plan (SEAP) as provided in the Construction
    Contract
  • Provide cost control, valuing and
    certification of works, including preparation of a detailed payment
    certificate, and recommendation of contractors payment
  • Prepare final inspection, formal takeover,
    and certificate of completion to the contractor
  • Prepare inception, monthly progress, and
    draft/ final completion reports.
  • Follow up of any issues that may arise
    during the defects liability period.
Compliance and Management of Risks
  • Security: Oversee security planning and
    management in the country and ensure that all Plan International offices
    (CO and PUs) have developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) and
    contingency plans consistent with global security policy. The Head of
    Operations is the chair of the Security Review Team.
  • Child Protection: Ensure the compliance
    and coherence of Plan’s Child Protection Policy at all times to safeguard
    and protect children from all forms of abuse.
  • Health and Safety: Ensures implementation
    of health and safety standards during work in compliance with the
    communities and country laws and the global health and safety policy;
  • Loss and Incident reporting: Report timely
    and consistently all losses and incidents, including updates, to CO.
  • Legal and regulatory: Oversees the review
    of agreements and contracts and ensure compliance with the country laws
    and regulation, ensure the interface with the legal advisors.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global
    policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion
    (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and
    requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and
    Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes,
    but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and
    understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan
    International’s Code of Conduct, their relevance to their area of work,
    and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the
    appropriate procedures.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Engineer
    job opportunity must hold a University degree in Civil Engineering/ Water
    Engineering
  • At least three years post qualification
    experience.
  • At least three years’ experience working
    areas in the Humanitarian development field
  • Excellent knowledge and demonstrated
    experience in management of big and multiple construction projects
  • Excellent skills in risk management and
    demonstrated ability of managing audits
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task
    under pressure;
  • Ability to work well in unstable and
    frequently changing
  • Ability to communicate and negotiation at
    different levels and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability
    to build relationships with colleagues with diverse experiences
  • A high level of integrity
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills, including presentation and public speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem solving
    skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
The Country Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to: uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
Deadline: 30th March 2018
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