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 standards.
  • Confirm all construction works are
    initiated and monitor and ensuring documentation and verification of
  • Develop a monitoring scheme which
    includes performance and impact indicators for all infrastructures related
  • Inspect and supervise work for quality
    control and compile inspection report.
  • Ensure project accomplishments according
    to specifications and targets.
  • Provide ad-hoc technical support to
    field based engineers
  • Participate and ensure quality and
    technical standards of the capacity building trainings activities at all
  • 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 shelter.
  • Ensure procurement plan developed and executed
    on timely basis.
  • In collaboration with Procurement team
    and field teams: Support BID document preparation and BID selection
  • Brief contractors upon awarding the
  • Ensure payment to contractors are made
    in time and are effectively done within project period.
Coordination and representation:
  • 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 Authorities
  • 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).
Project development:
  • 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
  • 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
This is a re-advertisement so those who applied earlier needn’t re-apply
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: 15th August 2018
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