Engineering and Technical Works Specialist Non-profit Jobs – Associazione Centro Aiuti Volontari (ACAV)

 

Job Title:    Engineering and Technical
Works Specialist

Organization:  Associazione Centro Aiuti
Volontari (ACAV)

Duty Station:  
Uganda

Reports to: Project
Manager

 

About US:

Associazione Centro
Aiuti Volontari (ACAV) is an international non-profit organisation whose
mission is to promote international solidarity for equitable and compatible
development in the world so as to reach a balance between poor and rich social
realities. Its cooperation projects for development are based on the values of
sustainability, transparency, respect, accountability and reciprocity. ACAV
operates according to the principles of equality, non-discrimination and
impartiality by adopting the same approach towards all individuals and
institutions with whom it interacts.

 

About EUTF Project:

ACAV has been
awarded a 3-year grant by European Union Emergency Trust Fund to address the
irregular migration and displacement of people in Africa (EUTF) to finance the
implementation of the action titled “Technical Assistance to Koboko
Municipality to implement CRRF (Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework):
Inclusive Urban Development and Mobility in Koboko, Uganda.”

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        
He/she
shall provide multi-sectoral technical assistance in the hardware component of
Koboko Municipality EUTF project (infrastructure, physical planning and
engineering works) to ensure value for money, quality and timely delivery.

·        
He/she
supports in performing cost calculations, preparing financial projections,
reviewing bill of quantities and specification of engineering and technical
works along with the Municipal technical staff to ensure compliance with
acceptable standards and best practices.

·        
Managing
the planning and design stages of construction projects including contributing
to technical expertise to drawings and designs.

·        
Preparing
work schedules in collaboration with the project manager, colleague
specialists, project staff and relevant departments of the Municipal.

·        
Overseeing
construction engineering processes including documenting processes and keeping
detailed construction logs at sites with the help of Municipal engineering
department and clerk of works.

·        
Performing
regular tests on materials and procedures to ensure compliance with industry
regulations.

·        
Ensuring
that the construction project is completed on time and within budget.

·        
Presenting
construction project progress updates to senior project management team of ACAV
and Koboko Municipal Council.

·        
He/she
assists Koboko Municipality to prepare and submit technical works progress
reports.

·        
Visit
physical locations where projects are currently underway to monitor task
completion and ensure that the goals are being met.

·        
Supervise
the scope of a large-scale construction project and assess each worker’s
contribution to the building or maintenance stage

·        
Calculate
the supply details for building materials and the labour requirements and
determine the cost of everything to see if it falls within the budget of the
project.

·        
Survey
building sites to determine ideal layouts for construction, identify
elevations, grades and find reference points for each project.

·        
Research
potential environmental risks and impacts from the scope of the project and
develop a plan to address concerns.

·        
Write
detailed summaries of project timelines, environmental impact reports, requests
for proposals and other written statements for the public.

·        
Maintain
optimal standards during project management that follow all relevant federal,
state, local and industry guidelines.

·        
Undertake
any other duty assigned by the supervisor for the achievement of the project
objectives or results.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering
Technology, Architectural Engineering or related qualifications.

·        
Government
approved professional engineer license or registration

·        
At least
five years of experience working as an engineer in a relevant field of
specialization

·        
Master’s
degree in Civil engineering or related field is preferred.

·        
Post
graduate diploma in project planning and Management or post graduate diploma in
construction management is an added advantage.

·        
In-depth
knowledge of construction industry regulations.

·        
Background
in infrastructure management.

·        
Availability
to visit the construction sites outside of business hours, when relevant.

·        
Strong
computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel and
PowerPoint.

·        
Strong
reporting skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and
compelling manner.

·        
Readiness
to commit and adhere to the values, policies and procedures of ACAV.

·        
Strong
organizational and time management skills

·        
Analytic
and a strategic thinker

·        
Ability
to work long hours without supervision

·        
Proficiency
in AutoCAD or other engineering design program software like Build Smart and
Smartsheet

·        
Exceptional
leadership, project management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

·        
Great
mathematical, organizational and time-management skills.

·        
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills.

·        
Ability
to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.

·        
Strong
problem-solving approach with the ability to anticipate problems and
proactively suggest solutions.

·        
Excellent
time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet
the deadlines.

·        
Demonstrated
capacity to work under pressure, while being reactive to unexpected demands or
changes.

·        
Strong
interpersonal and communication skills.

·        
Actively
support organisational learning and innovation.

 

Desirable criteria

·        
Previous
experience of working in support of local governments to improve service
delivery, accountability and capacity building.

·        
Previous
work experience in the project area or West Nile, Uganda is an added value.

·        
Fluency
in one or more of the local languages spoken in Koboko and West Nile, Uganda is
an asset.

·        
Readiness
to start work by November once considered

 

How to Apply:

All interested
applicants who meet the above requirements for the positions advertised shall
submit their application accompanied with:

·        
Application
or cover letter.

·        
Detailed
curriculum vitae.

·        
Copies
of academic testimonials and other credentials

·        
Contacts
of three professional and reputable referees

·        
Postal
address, email and reliable day time telephone contacts

 

Address your
applications to:

 

Human Resource
Officer,

Associazione Centro Aiuti Volontari (ACAV),

Plot 94, Moyo Road,
Koboko Municipal Council,

P.O. Box 126, Koboko
– Uganda

 

Applications can be
delivered to ACAV Koboko Office or via e-mail at acavkoboko@gmail.com

 

Deadline: 2nd November 2020 by 5:00pm.

 

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