Site Engineer Islamic Development Bank Project Jobs – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Job Title:       Site
Organisation: Ministry
of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Project Name: Enhancing
National Food Security through Increased Rice Production (ENRP) Project
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Project Engineer
About US:
The Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries received funding from the Islamic
Development Bank (IDB) to support government of Uganda’s efforts to attain rice
self-sufficiency through “Enhancing National Food Security through Increased
Rice Production (ENRP) Project”. The project will contribute to the increase in
production, marketing and consumption of rice for improved Nutrition, Food
Security and Incomes in Uganda as well as support, build and strengthen the
institutional and technical capacities, for sustained agricultural growth that
contributes to the poverty alleviation and food security.
Job Summary:  The Site Engineer (Naigombwa and Kitumbezi)
will implement and provide technical support of infrastructural installations,
designs and liaise with the project engineer and other technical staff at the
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical advice on a
    construction site for contractors, subcontractors, craftspeople and
  • Ensure that all materials used and work
    performed are in accordance with the specifications;
  • Manage, monitor and interpret the
    contract design documents supplied by the consultant/architect/contractor.
  • Liaise with any consultants,
    contractors, sub-contractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors
    and the general workforce involved in the project;
  • Liaise with the local authority (where
    appropriate to the project) to ensure compliance with local construction
    regulations and by-laws
  • Liaise with district officials, farmers,
    architects, engineers and surveyors on behalf of the project, including
    attending regular meetings to keep them informed of progress;
  • Carry out day-to-day management of the
    site, including supervising and monitoring the site labour force and the
    work of any contractor and subcontractors
  • Oversee quality control and health and
    safety matters on site;
  • Maintain proper records of all
    procurement documentation and develop a monitoring and reporting system in
    line with the IDB’s progress reporting requirement;
  • Generally, observe the implementation
    progress of the Project and advise the Project Engineer and the Project
    Coordinator on issues that need attention and improvement on site;
  • Follow-up closely on the day to day
    activities of the consultants’ and contractor’s works on site with the
    view to ensure that they adhere to the project implementation schedule and
    generally advise the Project Engineer and Project Coordinator on progress;
  • Advise the Project Coordinator on
    possible problems that might be encountered during study, surveys and
    construction and recommend appropriate solutions (in particular identify
    possible sources of delays, cost overruns, and propose measures to
    overcome them);
  • Participate in the preparation of the
    Project Completion Report at the completion of the Project for submission
    to the Government and IDB; and
  • Support the conduct of environmental
    impact assessments for all construction works
  • Facilitate technical training
  • Review the results of activities of the
    project and provide recommendations for the improvement of the project’s
  • Perform any other assignment in the
    field of competence as may be required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    instructed by the Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honours
    Bachelors of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Water Resources
    or Irrigation Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
    from a recognised University /Institution.
  • Must have Postgraduate Qualifications in
    Hydraulic Structures, Water Resources Engineering/Management, Irrigation
    and Drainage from a recognised University /Institution.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience of
    construction management and good knowledge of coordinating, planning,
    designing and implementing engineering projects.
How to Apply:
Applicants should
fill Public Service Commission (PSC) Form 3 (2008), Download
, in triplicate and attach certified copies of academic
certificates and testimonials, appointment letters as evidence of working
experience and two referees, one of whom must be a current or previous employer
and most recent passport photographs. Applications should be addressed to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,
P.O. Box 102, Entebbe, and delivered to the Open Registry.
Deadline: 22nd June 2018
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