Project Engineer and Retooling Specialist Career Jobs – Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)


Job Title:    Project Engineer and
Retooling Specialist

Organization:  Uganda
National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)

Project Name: National
Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement (NSTEI-SE)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Project


About US:

The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) is a
Government agency established in 1990 by an Act of Parliament (CAP. 209) of the
Laws of Uganda. The agency is mandated to facilitate the development and
implementation of strategies for integrating Science and Technology (S&T)
into the national development process.


About NSTEI-SE Project:

The National Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement
(NSTEI-SE) Project is a five (5) year intervention by the Government of Uganda
to provide state-of-the-art specialized infrastructure and equipment, including
techno training facilities to ensure that Ugandans acquire skills for
designing, implementing and managing key infrastructural projects and create
globally competitive businesses.


Job Summary:  The
Project Engineer will conduct scientific and technical analysis of the
facilities, equipment required and provide the input-output coefficients for different
training and production facilities of the Project.


Key Duties and

review and develop civil engineering systems, engineering workshops, mechanical
system parameters and solutions in line with the prevailing technology/engineering
trades, national and industry standards and Occupational Health and Safety

and implement a framework for organizing, supervising, monitoring and
evaluating the training and retooling aspects of the Project in line with
M&E/L framework, technology/engineering trades and standard Instructional
Design & Evaluation competencies

and provide input in a project functional analysis with reference to
competency-based curriculum and training components, fees and collection structure,
recruiting trainees including scientists & innovators, certification,
assessment and placement in line with the project mission, mandate and
prevailing national and industry standards.

training and learning resources and processes including trainers of trainers
(ToTs) and equipment-student ratio in line with technology/engineering trades
and standard Instructional Design & Evaluation competencies

and implement a framework for networking with industries in each
technology/engineering trade for industry-led training programs, customized
training programs and job placement opportunities for the trainees in line with
the mission and mandate of the project

and implement an end to end framework for project planning, design, workflow,
monitoring and evaluation, post-closure and support internal and external
resources to ensure timely delivery of the project, expected quality and
allotted budget in line with the national and industry standards.

and implement a framework for operationalization of project components,
quantity surveying and risk analysis in line with engineering trades and the
prevailing national and industry standards.

and implement a framework for simulating (e.g. virtual dry-runs) the project in
terms of its components, timelines, operations, evaluations and closure in line
with the project cycle.

and manage subordinate staff performance through coaching, appraisal and
feedback in line with talent management policy


Qualifications, Skills and

ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in any Engineering field with at
least Ten (10) years of professional experience in Mechanical Engineering
projects designs, implementation and post evaluation

in Technical and Vocational Education Training, or related field of study.

member of the International Association of Professional Mechanical Engineers
(IAPME)is an added advantage.

registered member of the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers (UIPE) and
Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

of one or more international competency systems and innovative ideas for
curriculum development and training provision.

Design (Mechanical, civil):

and experience in mechanical and civil engineering designs

Machine operations:

experience in dealing with manufacturing equipment on shop floor. Practice
learning and teaching:

knowledge and understanding of the operation of factory learning models,
including assessment and certification procedures.

to contribute to and comfortably work in a multidisciplinary setting.

Project management:

experience and knowledge in engineering projects cycles and training and
learning cycles

Software application:

knowledge and experience in the use of modern engineering tools such as
computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software to
design product blueprints.

in supervising engineering projects involving system installation

Technical training

knowledge and verifiable experience in developing and analysing training
frameworks and methodologies.

track record of training curricula (and manual) development and/or working on
TVET-related programmes.

experience in developing training modules.

experiences in instructional design and evaluation

Personal attributes

and commitment: Ability and willingness to work long hours, take responsibility
for delivery and meet tight deadlines.

communication skills.


How to Apply:

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience,
please send your detailed Application and CV demonstrating possession of the
relevant competencies, current position, names and addresses of three referees
via email to pila2consultants@gmail.com.
Please quote the position of interest in the subject line. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 23rd
October 2020 by 5:00pm


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