Field Electrical Engineer Non-profit Careers – Innovation: Africa (iA)


Job Title:    Field Electrical Engineer

Organisation: Innovation:
Africa (iA)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Local Project Manager, Country Director, and
Deputy Country Director in Israel


About US:

Innovation: Africa (iA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose team
of dedicated problem solvers work together to bring solar and water
technologies to rural communities in Africa. We use solar energy to pump clean
water for villages and provide schools, orphanages, and medical clinics with
light and refrigeration to store vaccines and medicines. With more than 300
completed water, solar, and agriculture projects, iA has provided over 1.7
million people in Africa with access to light, clean water, food security, and
proper medical care.


Job Summary:  We are
seeking a highly trained and qualified individual to join our Uganda team as a
Field Electrical Engineer. This position reports to the local Program Manager
in Mbale and is responsible for supervising solar contractors and assisting
them with project stages, including sizing and designing the system, completing
load and end-user assessments, installing, and monitoring iA’s solar
electrification projects. Additionally, the Engineer assists the team’s water
engineers to design and monitor solar water pumping systems.


Further, the Field Electrical Engineer is responsible for completing
frequent monitoring visits to ongoing and existing solar projects, as well as
conducting community needs-based assessments to identify prospective solar
projects. The Electrical Engineer works closely with the communities and
provides them with ongoing training to ensure project sustainability. As iA’s
primary contact person to the community, the Engineer provides the steering
committee with technical assistance and performs maintenance as needed.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

and ensure proper installation and functionality of all solar systems.

needs-based evaluations to identify prospective solar and water projects.

regular monitoring of all existing solar and water projects, and provide
management with thorough and timely reporting.

closely with iA’s in-house engineers to plan and design all solar project
systems in accordance with the facility’s specific needs.

assess project maintenance needs and provide sustainable solutions.

community technical training and sensitization.

and complete detailed reports regarding ongoing installations, technical
issues, system malfunctions, and suggested as well as ongoing maintenance

regular contact with Innovation: Africa’s engineers in Israel to successfully
implement and monitor new solar technologies and remote monitoring systems.

and sensitize project beneficiaries, including establishing project steering
committees and small solar-related businesses to maintain the project.

the Program Manager to establish and develop relationships with municipal
officers, local leaders, and international stakeholders.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a
concentration/emphasis in solar rural electrification, Master’s Degree

At least
five years of experience managing and installing off-grid solar systems,
including system designing.

experience working with community-based solar water pumping systems.

and technologically oriented, with excellent computer skills, including
proficiency in email and Microsoft Office software.


experience installing sustainable off-grid solar electrification systems in
rural villages.

and dedicated team-player who possesses strong interpersonal skills, high
attention to detail, and exceptional problem-solving abilities.

experience working closely with vulnerable communities.

to commit to flexible working hours.

level written and spoken Lugisu, and/or other Bantu local language(s).

in spoken and written English.

to Mbale District is required


As an international organization that works across three continents, our
teams are required to maintain daily communication, at flexible hours, with one
another using technology solutions, including WhatsApp, Skype, and Zoom. Our
ideal candidate thrives in this type of fast-paced environment and is
comfortable working with a diverse international team located in various time


NB: Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and CV as a single PDF attachment to

The file name should be saved as your full name. Please include the
position and country for which you are applying to work in the subject line of
the email.


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