Sociologist Job Opportunities – Mt. Elgon Labour-Based Training Centre (MELTC)

Mt. Elgon Labour-Based Training Centre (MELTC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Deputy
Principal (Training)
About US:
Mt. Elgon
Labour-Based Training Centre (MELTC) is a Project under the Ministry of Works
and Transport. MELTC is the National Training Centre for the application of
Labour- Based Technology (LBT) in the rehabilitation and maintenance of
National, District, Urban and Community Access Roads. The Training Centre is
located 20 Kms from Mbale Town along the Mbale – Budadiri road; adjacent to
Uganda Technical College-Elgon. The training conducted at MELTC is both
classroom and field based.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry-out Training Needs Assessment
    (TNA) on mainstreaming Cross Cutting Issues (CCIs)
  • Conduct classroom and field training on
    mainstreaming CCIs
  • Prepare and implement training programs
    on mainstreaming CCIs
  • Provide outreach support on
    mainstreaming CCIs in Local Governments and by contractors
  • Assist DLG staff during the preparation
    and implementation of trial contracts
  • Ensure proper administration of the
    trial contracts in line with the CCIs guidelines
  • Evaluate trainee performance in the area
    of mainstreaming CCIs in their work
  • Review training curriculum as may be
    necessitated by training needs and demands
  • Networking with ELU, EOC, MoGLSD, NEMA,
    MDAs and other stakeholders

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Social Works and Social Administration or related field
  • Five years of experience in the
    roads/works sub sector is strongly desired
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary
    and multicultural environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including
    team management and understanding others
  • Ability for conceptual and analytical
    thinking (to perform action research and theory-driven enquiry)
  • Ability to work independently &
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft
    Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
Added Advantages:
  • Working knowledge of mainstreaming environment and social safeguards
How to Apply:
accompanied by (i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general
qualifications, adequacy for the assignment and experience; (ii) copies of
testimonials (iii) detailed curriculum vitae; (iv) current salary level,
telephone contact(s) and email should all be included in the application and
addressed to;
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Works
and Transport
Plot 57-59 Jinja
P.O. Box 7174,
Kampala -Uganda.
Applications forms
should be delivered to the open Registry Ministry of Works and Transport
Deadline: Friday 26th July 2019
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