Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant – Engineering NGO Careers – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

 

 

Job Title:    Shelter and Infrastructure
Assistant – Engineering

Organization:  Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Team Leader- Shelter and Infrastructure

 

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 and Infrastructure Assistant –
Engineering mainly provides   technical support
within Shelter and Infrastructure and Water Resources Management area, and
assist in planning, implementation and follow up of sector activities

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Set up,
plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the infrastructure
activities.

·       
Participate
in the planning process and in the validation of Parish Development Plans
(PDPs).

·       
Supervise
and monitor the work of masons, participating communities and contractors

·       
Support
baseline data collection and implementation of the technical and
economic/impact assessment.

·       
Request
materials to be purchased and ensure the right materials are delivered.

·       
Assess
the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources.

·       
Together
with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer, work on project technical reports.

·       
Liaise
with all internal and external stakeholders of the infrastructure projects.

·       
Ensure
the Protection and Safety of workers/beneficiaries at project sites in close
collaboration with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer and Team Leader-.
Shelter and Infrastructure

·       
Ensure
regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites
and DRC.

·       
In
consultation with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer, facilitate approval
of site settings for specific Infrastructure and   Water Resources Management works activities

·       
Monitor
progress of Infrastructure and   Water
Resources Management activities on day to day basis to ensure that Communities
and contracted companies comply with approved specifications and work plan

·       
Liaise
with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer and Team Leader – Shelter and
Infrastructure to share possible obstacles to ongoing activities in order to
seek for best solutions.

·       
Provide
update/ highlights on progress of civil works activities on weekly basis.

·       
Ensure
adequate and timely supply of materials by suppliers and contracted companies
in order to minimize unnecessary delays or interruptions of the works in
accordance with the work plan.

·       
Ensure
contractors avail adequate labour force, visitors register books and
instruction notebooks on site.

·       
Liaise
with District Engineering Departments to allocate sites necessary for
development of infrastructures.

·       
Document
and share key lessons and recommendations based on performance of specific
contractors in order to help improve the quality of other Infrastructure
and   Water Resources Management works

·       
In
liaison with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer, prepares designs and BoQs
for any additional works identified during implementation of specific civil
works contracts and accordingly advice the NURI team on other available cost
effective means.

·       
Take
lead in guiding the NURI Team and government counterparts during joint field
inspections to specific implementation sites.

·       
Any
other duties as assigned by Supervisor

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Shelter and Infrastructure
Assistant – Engineering job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree/ Diploma in
civil/ construction engineering or other related field.

·       
At least
3 years of practical field experience in construction works for bachelor degree
holders and 5 years’ experience for diploma holders. Experience in Uganda is an
added advantage.

·       
Experience
in technical assessment and screening of infrastructure works

·       
Experience
in setting out roads, drainage structures, water ponds, valley tanks etc

·       
Experience
in Supervision of Shelter and Infrastructure works.

·       
Experience
in managing work force

·       
Ability
to understand and clearly interpret works specifications and drawings

·       
Ability
to use engineering soft wares such as AutoCAD and MS office packages.

·       
Languages:
English. Lugbara, Madi, Alur

 


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their online applications at the link below.

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 19th October
2020

 

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