Construction Supervising Engineer US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:    Construction Supervising Engineer

Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, protection & rule of law, gender-based violence and women’s protection and empowerment, economic recovery and development.


Job Summary:  The Construction Supervising Engineer provides oversight and support to construction works in all IRC field sites in adherence with IRC policies, procedures, guidelines, and standard government specifications. He/She will be the country construction focal person.


Under the supervision of the Supply Chain Coordinator, the Country Construction Engineer provides technical expertise, coordinate planning and implementation of constructions by IRC Uganda Country Program.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  


  • Participate in and provide technical /engineering input and costings (Bills of Quantities) for proposals with construction components.
  • Develop technical drawings and Bills of Quantities (BOQ) for required Construction to guide procurement of construction services.
  • Coordinate and support assessment of all rehabilitation works at IRC facilities and hired premises and appropriately advise.
  • Advise on good environmental practices and controls at construction planning and during implementation to mitigate environmental impacts of the works.


  • Review and recommend construction designs for approval and ensure these are in line with government standards.
  • Review existing plans for accuracy and quality — and where possible suggest technical changes.
  • Participate in procurement of construction related works, from tender preparation to evaluate and ensure adequate technical consideration are in place before award of construction contracts.
  • Review and recommend all changes and adjustments and ensure these are warranted.
  • Ensure compliance with IRC Safety policies and procedures in construction and implement site safety and hazard assessments for all sites.
  • Ensure constructions are implemented incompliance with donor rules and regulations.

Monitoring, Supervision and Reporting

  • Monitor and track constructions across all IRC field sites to ensure timely, cost effective and quality delivery of the works.
  • Supervisee and Ensure IRC construction supervising staff conduct regular monitoring and supervision field sites, and these are documented.
  • Verify completion and standards by signing completion certificates.
  • Provide regular and periodic updates and reports on construction work as required by IRC.

Contract Management

  • Manage constructions contracts and ensure these are delivered within budget, time and quality (standard specifications).
  • Manage relations with contractors on behalf of IRC from inception to closure, ensuring that all parties adhere to the provisions of the contract.
  • Lead review performance review of contractors as part of Procurement Committee
  • Document any breaches by contractors and escalate to management accordingly.
  • Supervise and follow up constructions to ensure timely, cost effective and quality delivery of the works.
  • Supporting and liaising with IRC contractors to ensure good quality work standard are done as per the specification, requirement and standard of IRC & its funding agency.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Construction Supervising Engineer job must hold a Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Survey/Topography or Construction Management.
  • Experience with construction work.
  • Working with UN or other Humanitarian/Development agencies will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in contracting and/or consulting environment is also an advantage.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in regular report writing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
  • Excellent leadership and planning skills.
  • Ability to write clear concise reports and skills to negotiate with/ advise contractors.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.



How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 14th April 2021


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