2 Civil Engineer IFAD PRELNOR Project Job Opportunities – Ministry of Local Government

Organisation: Ministry of Local Government
Funding Source: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Project Name: Project for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received a loan and a grant from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to finance the Project for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR), and intends to apply some of the proceeds to recruit staff to implement the project. PRELNOR will cover the districts of Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya and Pader.
The overall goal of the PRELNOR is: Increased income, food security and reduced vulnerability of poor rural households in the project area. This will be through increased sustainable production, productivity and climate resilience of smallholder farmers with increased and profitable access to domestic and export markets.
Job Summary: The Civil Engineer will be responsible for overall guidance and management of the infrastructure investment related activities under the PRELNOR market access infrastructure (MAI) sub-component in accordance with GoU regulations and approved procedures for supervision of design and civil works. The Civil Engineers will be responsible for supervising and guiding activities of Contractors to ensure that due regard is given to the quality and quantity of works to be implemented throughout project operations in the framework of the PRELNOR/MAI.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work in close cooperation with the PMU relevant staff, review and assess proposals from the Local Governments for community access roads (CAR) or aggregation points/market places rehabilitation or new works with regard to their technical feasibility and preliminary cost estimation, and agreed selection criteria;
  • Assist the LGs and CDOs and other PMU Resource Persons to set up and train Road and Market Construction Committees in their roles and responsibilities;
  • The jobholder assess the appropriateness of proposed structures;
  • Develop ToR for design works for selected infrastructure investment and for independent reviewers of design documents;
  • Participate in MoLG/DLG bid opening and Evaluation Committees for evaluation of all bids for design services and construction contracts;
  • Keenly review and comment on Evaluation Reports provided by the District Contracts Committees for civil works implementation and develop consolidated Bid Evaluation Reports and recommendations for contracts award for IFAD review and no-objection;
  • Supervise design works and review detailed design solutions in terms of sound technical solutions, quality and identified scope and volumes of works;
  • Participate and contribute in discussions with District Engineers, Design Contractors and other interested parties in decision making during design stage and review detailed design solutions in terms of feasibility;
  • Supervise the implementation of civil works to ensure quality and timeliness, and accordingly endorse certificates of satisfactory work completed, for payment.
  • As a member of the PRELNOR management team, participate in the development of Annual Work plan and Budgets (AWPBs), provide reports and information on infrastructure investment operations as necessary to the PMU M&E Specialist and Project Coordinator, and contribute to progress reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a higher degree or an equivalent qualification in Civil Engineering with sound knowledge of contemporary issues in the rural infrastructure of Uganda.
  • At least five years working experience with projects for infrastructure rehabilitation, including design and construction supervision with proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and with rural population.
  • Familiarity with engineering design requirements and construction supervision procedures of Uganda, as well as with the procurement procedures applicable under the legislation of Uganda and foreign donors’ funded programmes.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Applicants should have a pragmatic, creative and energetic approach to problem solving and decision-making and have the capacity to operate effectively with contractors and rural populations.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, transcripts and testimonials including names and addresses of three referees to: Ag. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government, Worker’s House, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 7037 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 29th January 2018

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