Shelter & Infrastructure Coordinator Non-profit Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Programs
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
Shelter & Infrastructure Coordinator will oversee and quality-assure all
Shelter and Infrastructure projects within DRC Uganda.  S/he is responsible to oversee the technical
work of a team of Engineering Officers and Assistants. He/she will ensure that
technical specification for all infrastructure works are in line with DRCs
Infrastructure Manual. In addition, he/she will be responsible for complying
with donor and internal DRC reporting and accountability policy and procedures.
He/she is also tasked with providing technical assistance and guidance to the
infrastructural works across the country program, as well as keeping the
overview of all ongoing and committed works and updating SMT in Kampala on
performance and risks associated with works.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Management,
implementation and reporting
  • Oversee and quality assure all aspects of shelter and infrastructure
    works undertaken by DRC Uganda.
  • Support the development of BOQs for infrastructure and shelter
    activities and quality assure these according to defined national
  • Confirm all construction works are initiated and monitor and
    ensuring documentation and verification of progress.
  • Develop a monitoring scheme which includes performance and impact
    indicators for all infrastructures related activities.
  • Inspect and supervise work for quality control and compile
    inspection report.
  • Ensure project accomplishments according to specifications and
  • Provide ad-hoc technical support to field based engineers
  • Participate and ensure quality and technical standards of the
    capacity building trainings activities at all levels.
  • With the support of DRC MEAL function: develop proper and solid data
    collection, management and analysis methods for verifying progress on
    shelter and infrastructure works.
  • Review and contribute to the writing of weekly, monthly, quarterly,
    annual, donor and other reports in the areas of infrastructure and
  • Ensure procurement plan developed and executed on timely basis.
  • In collaboration with Procurement team and field teams: Support BID
    document preparation and BID selection process.
  • Brief contractors upon awarding the contracts.
  • Ensure payment to contractors are made in time and are effectively
    done within project period.
Coordination and
  • Responsible for coordination with stakeholders in infrastructure
    works in collaboration with field offices and head office.
  • Develop relationship with a range of key stakeholders including OPM,
    UN Agencies, Local Governments, Ministry of works and other relevant
    Ministry and Private Sector.
  • Obtain all relevant standard BOQs, design, drawings from Ministry of
    Works and ensure all relevant BOQs and designs have been approved by Local
  • Representation of DRC and active participation in the field and
    Kampala level infrastructure sector working groups and debates.
  • Ensure technical support is provided with other sectors of DRC if
    required (i.e. shelter construction).
  • Responsible for the development of concept note, project plans,
    budgets and funding proposals.
  • Support field team to undertake gap analysis in the areas of
    infrastructure and shelter
  • Execute other duties as signed by the supervisor
  • Support in the development of budgets

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Danish Refugee
    Council (DRC) Shelter & Infrastructure Coordinator job placement
    should preferably relevant qualifications and experience
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • 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 and please indicate your salary
  • Updated and detailed -The CV should
    include information about your qualifications, relevant training courses,
    work experience, and name and contact details of three relevant
The complete application
package should be uploaded online, Click
Deadline: 11th June 2018
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