Regional Supervising Engineer Non-profit Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
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 Regional Supervising Engineer will be
responsible for technical quality assurance and due diligence of all Rural
Infrastructure and Water Resource Management activities in the region. These
include ensuring appropriateness and quality of actual works as well as of
training of communities, particularly Project Management Committees. On
technical issues s/he will work with and report to the Project Engineer or
Project Water Engineer as appropriate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare engineering drawings, designs, BOQs and supervise the
    construction of all projects in the sub region
  • Conduct technical assessments as and when required and monitor the
    quality and quantity of materials used for projects
  • Coordinate project activities with the District Focal persons from
    the Engineering departments in the districts
  • Ensure very high standard of technical screening of projects jointly
    with the district technical team and compile Investment Plans for approval
    by the District Technical Planning Committees (DTPC)
  • Undertake identification and training of competent contractors and
    masons in order to achieve high quality structures in the project
    operational areas;
  • Supervise the technical aspects of the projects;
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of
  • Continuously monitor and supervise construction of public works
    infrastructure projects in close collaboration with the Regional Manager
    and Engineering Assistants;
  • Ensure the right structures for instance vented drifts and culverts
    are constructed in the identified bottlenecks and ensure value for money
  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project
    implementation sites and DRC
  • Processing payment certificates for contractors after completion of
  • Liaise with the district engineering team, the projects engineer and
    the project water engineer to assess the quality of infrastructure
  • Participate in training of Project Management Committees (PMC) and
    Project User Committees (PUCs) together with district technical team
  • Participate in social mobilization of communities for maintenance of
    completed projects
  • Together with the Engineering Assistants, work on project technical
Staff development
and management:
  • Responsible for Engineering staff development including target
    setting and performance appraisal.
  • Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them
    based on the set targets.
Monitoring and
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success,
    challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • Participate in quarterly OPM and District monitoring, project
    reviews and evaluations.
Reporting: Provide engineering data and information for
preparation of donor reports e.g monthly Highlights, quarterly and Annual
Additional tasks
  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the
    supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally
  • Reports to the Regional Project Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Regional
    Supervising Engineer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
  • Five years of post-graduate relevant work experience;
  • Four years of work experience from a least-developed country.
  • Experience from 3 projects as Engineer.
  • Relevant experience with agricultural related rural infrastructure;
  • Experience with donor funded projects and International
    Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Relevant work experience from Northern Uganda;
  • Knowledge of one or more of the local languages widely spoken in the
    covered districts, preferably Alur, Lugbara, Luo and Madi.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Danish Refugee Council
(DRC) are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 5th August 2018
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