Project Water Engineer (Water Resource Management) NGO Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:            Project
Water Engineer (Water Resource Management)
Organisation:  Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to: Regional Project
About US:
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.
project water engineer will be responsible to support planning and design and
ensure, quality assurance of the technical plans and implementation of Water
Resource Management works and projects. 
The development of micro-catchment plans will be done by Upper Nile
Water Management Zone (UNWMZ) based on community engagement and mobilization in
the areas identified by the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Coordinate closely with
the Project Engineer and the Regional Infrastructure and Resilience
Coordinators on technical approach.
·       Review and prepare
engineering drawings, designs, BOQs as per the Water Resource Management
Infrastructure Manual (technical screening).
·       Continuously supervise
the construction and maintenance of all projects including a water component.
These will be based on site surveys to identify topographical land contours for
planning a series of contour swales as well as ponds to passively capture
surface water runoff and run on.
·       Conduct technical
assessments on topography, contours and landscape patterns as well as surface
hydrological behavior and fluvial geomorphology and when required and monitor
the quality assurance and quality control of design and implementation on all
water projects.
·       Coordinate project activities
with the District Focal persons from the Engineering, Environment and Forestry
Departments in the target 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) and support capacity building for line Ministries in
innovation around planning and designing water resources that do not rely on
ground water systems.
·       Participate in BID
committee to provide technical inputs for the selection of contractors and
ensure technical specification are accurate to fast track procurement process
and ensure quality assurance
·       Develop a monitoring
scheme which includes performance and impact indicators for all infrastructures
related activities.
·       Supervise the technical
aspects of the projects;
·       Assess the activities
undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
·       Ensure the right
structures for instance 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
·       Inspect and supervise
work for quality control and compile inspection report.
·       Ensure project
accomplishments according to specifications and targets.
·       Processing payment
certificates for contractors after completion of works.
·       Participate in training
of Project Management Committees (PMC) and Project User Committees (PUCs)
together with district technical team
·       Ensure adequate contract
management with the support supply chain department (close monitoring of
variation, formal communication to contactors, etc.) in line with DRC
operational handbook.
·       Processing payment
certificates for contractors after completion of works.
·       Participate in training
of Project Management Committees (PMC) and Project User Committees (PUCs)
together with district technical team
·       Develop investment plans
(costed BOQ) together with supervising engineers.
·       Support the development
of the work plan developed by regional manager together with the Project
·       Together with the
Engineering Officers, work on project technical reports
·       Staff development and
·       Support Regional project
manager in developing objective setting and performance appraisal for
Engineering supervisor
and Evaluation
·       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.
·       Provide engineering data
and information for preparation of donor reports (E.g. monthly highlights,
quarterly and annual reports).
·       On request perform any
other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization
to function optimal

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
hold a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or similar engineering degree.
·       Demonstrated experience
conducting landscape level earthworks and passive water harvesting
·       Demonstrated experience
in permaculture, agroecology and agroforestry systems
·       Demonstrated experience
in natural pond construction
·       Demonstrated knowledge
of water and soil chemistry and soil microbiology high desired.
·       7 years of post-graduate
relevant work experience;
·       5 years of relevant work
experience from a lesser developed context
·       Relevant experience from
3 projects in a similar position;
·       Relevant experience with
agricultural related rural infrastructure
·       Proficiency in English
(written and spoken) is essential.
·       Knowledge of one or more
of the local languages widely spoken in the covered districts, preferably Alur,
Lugbara, Luo and Madi.
How to Apply:
candidates should send their online applications at the link below.
Deadline: 17thJanuary
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