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Several Fresher SILC Officer NGO Jobs – Caritas International

Organisation: Caritas International
Reports to: Livelihoods Programmes Manager
Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary: The SILC Officers will be responsible for overseeing and providing technical support to all relevant SILC activities implemented by Caritas Kotido Diocese within each of their respective sub counties within the district. They will also oversee the 5 SILC Supervisors in the district sub-counties
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the coordination and monitoring of SILC activities at the field level, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, and that adherence to systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
  • Manage community mobilization for SILC including field agent selection process and self-selection process for the establishment of SILC groups
  • Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.
  • Responsible for training and oversight of field agents on SILC methodology, responsibilities, and group mentorship
  • Monitor progress of SILC groups through regular structured visits, provide ongoing support to field agents who take over the facilitation of SILC groups.
  • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team, implementing partners, and project beneficiaries at the community level to assist local partners in strengthening the community interest, involvement and support networks.
  • Coordinate, monitor, and report on volunteer activities and maintain good records.
  • Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration, Bachelor of Commerce and/or microfinance.
  • Two to five years of work experience in community development and mobilization.
  • Computer literate.
  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse group.
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Ability to communicate in the local dialect of Abim.
  • Possession of a valid riding license is a must.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
Deadline: 16th February 2018


Gender Officer USAID Project Jobs – Caritas International

Organisation: Caritas International
Reports to: Foundation Programs Manager
Caritas International is a confederation of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary: The Gender Officer (GO) is responsible for supporting all Gender activities and gender inclusive programming promotion. S/he will serve as the lead officer in identifying gender-based constraints facing women and men in the target communities and steering program activities to directly address these issues. The Gender Officer will take primary responsibility to advocate for greater attention to gender perspectives, by providing the necessary technical support to gender integration throughout the operational areas. The GO will support the implementing team with gender mainstreaming and analysis throughout the program period.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist the NUYOK team in ensuring the distinct roles and constraints of men, women, girls and boys of targeted households are understood and addressed by assessing the gender equity across gender lines in project participation and benefits.
  • Act as a contact person in gender mainstreaming of the programme and provide guidance on gender perspectives in all aspects of the program.
  • Assume primary responsibility in monitoring, evaluating data quality for gender disaggregation and reporting, as well as documentation of successes and failures in the program.
  • Collect qualitative/quantitative data in program operational areas on a regular basis, on gender perspectives to provide a holistic picture of gender mainstreaming.
  • Take a lead in providing technical support to the implementing team to build skills and develop effective strategies to conducting gender analysis engaging men.
  • Address gender inequality at the household and community levels in order to improve the business opportunities for female-lead households.
  • With the program team develop project specific gender action plan as per the program gender strategy/action plan.
  • Assist and lead the implementation team in ensuring that plans developed by the community consider the different needs and interests of both sexes and contribute towards creation of new opportunities for women and girls.
  • Ensure that all trainings on and facilitation of M&E processes include awareness on gender equality, equity and integration of gender responsive programming.
  • Any other duties assigned and specific to the programme.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in gender and development, women’s studies, masculinity studies, sociology, law or a related field
  • At least three years of professional experience in the field of gender and development
  • Familiarity with tools of gender mainstreaming, including gender analysis
  • First-hand knowledge of gender dynamics in Karamoja is a must, as well as a basic understanding of the gender legal and policy framework in Uganda
  • Show commitment to women’s rights, human rights and social justice
  • Working knowledge and experience in GBV prevention and response
  • Demonstrated skills in networking, collaboration, education, community consultations and organizational development
  • A strong team player with good communication and diplomatic skills
  • Very good analytical and information management skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work under/manage stress
  • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to follow procedures and meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Skill in maintaining professional internal and external relationships
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information both for the staff and the organization.
  • Previous experience working on any USAID funded program is an added advantage.
  • Possession of a valid riding permit is a must.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
Deadline: 16th February 2018


Administrative Assistant USAID NUYOK Project Jobs – Caritas

Organisation: Caritas Kotido Diocese
Reports to: Administration Manager
Caritas Kotido Diocese was established in 1991 as the social services and development arm of the Catholic Diocese of Kotido. Caritas Kotido Diocese operates under the registered Trustee of Kotido Diocese and uses the Certificate of Incorporation of “Kotido Diocese” as a corporate body under the name “THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF KOTIDO DIOCESE.”
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks, enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126 households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary: The Administrative Assistant will provide support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing our field office’s general administrative activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensures reception and orientation of incoming visitors
  • Receives and dispatches incoming telephone calls and manages contact database
  • Manages appointments for the program management team
  • Manages and maintains records for the field office outgoing/incoming courier
  • Manages the use of office meeting room
  • Assist in drafting outgoing correspondences
  • Assists with filing for the field office
  • Assists in preparation of conferences/workshops
  • Assists in data entry when needed
  • Proofread, edit and photocopy documents as needed
  • Provide logistical support for meetings, training workshops, and field trips
  • Write and distribute meeting minutes, including conference call meetings when needed
  • Maintain office supplies for office as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a professional diploma in secretarial studies, Human Resource management, and Business Administration.
  • One to two years experience working in an office environment in a clerical or administrative role.
  • Previous experience with a local or international NGO is an added advantage
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • Experience with typing/word processing, data entry into online databases and forms, and working with various office equipment.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems. Proficient in Word.
  • Good time management skills with ability to work on multiple tasks
  • Strong customer service orientation with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented.
  • Possession of a valid riding permit is a must.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae, certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work experience documents to;
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure your academic documents are certified before submission of your application.
Deadline: 16th February 2018


Personal Secretary Jobs – Uganda Allied Health Examinations Board (UAHEB)


Organisation: Uganda Allied Health Examinations Board (UAHEB)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal Administrative Officer
The Uganda Allied Health Examinations Board (UAHEB) was established by the BTVET Act 2008 to streamline, regulate and coordinate examinations and awards in the Allied Health Profession in Uganda. It is composed of thirteen (13) members drawn from the constituencies involved in Health Training, Stake Holders and Professionals.
Job Summary: The Personal Secretary will provide efficient and effective administrative support to the Executive Secretary.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with providing assistance and support to the Executive Secretary in all organizational undertakings
  • Opening files for keeping classified information and closing when due.
  • Routing communications/documents to and from the Executive Secretary’s Office
  • Maintaining the Executive Secretary’s appointment schedule by planning, scheduling and coordinating meetings, conferences, and travel within and out of the country.
  • Welcome the guests and clients to the Office of the Executive Secretary and responds to any inquiries relating to the Executive Secretary’s Office
  • Controlling access to the Executive Secretary’s Office so that time is utilized efficiently.
  • Producing the required documents as may be requested by the Executive Secretary.
  • Tasked with handling confidential matters with discretion
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Executive Secretary

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should be a Ugandan who possesses an Honours Bachelors degree in Secretarial and Office Management or a related field.
  • At least three years’ experience in Secretarial or a related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good prioritization skills
  • Sensitive to confidential information and judgmental skills
  • Computer application and shorthand skills
  • High degree of integrity
  • Good team player
All candidates should send a detailed CV with relevant academic certificates plus three (3) referees and their contacts addressed to:
Uganda Allied Health Examinations Board,
Plot 920 Kisosonkole Zone-Upper Estate Parish,
P. O. Box 22733, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 25th September 2017


Uganda: Engineering Assistant

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 07 Sep 2017

Background

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent humanitarian organization working to provide durable solutions and promote human security.

In Uganda, DRC works in North, North-Western, South-Western and North-Eastern regions in a range of emergency/development support for the refugees and communities in need with the aim of saving lives by providing protection and humanitarian assistance, and creating livelihoods (for more information go to www.drc.dk)).

General Objective

The Engineering Assistant’s primary function is to supervise the day to day technical aspects of infrastructure works of the project. Additionally the Engineering Assistant is expected to participate in certification of completed projects for payment together with district technical teams. He/s will ensure that technical specifications for all infrastructure works are in line with DRC’s construction manual.

Key Responsibilities

The Engineering Assistant will perform the following tasks:

  • To set up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the projects;
  • Participate in the planning process and in the re validation of Parish Development Plans (PDPs)
  • Carry out screening of projects jointly with the district technical team and compile Investment Plan for approval by the District Technical Planning Committee (DTPC)
  • Supervise and monitor the work of masons and participating communities;
  • Supervise the technical aspects of the projects;
  • Prepare Order Request/Purchase Requisitions for procurement of industrial and local materials for project implementation;
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Liaise with all internal and external counterparts of the project;
  • Continuously monitor and supervise construction of public works infrastructure projects in close collaboration with the infrastructure Assistants and Infrastructure Coordinator Junior;
  • Supervise construction of structures for instance culverts, pit latrines etc
  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
  • Processing payments for contractors and masons after completion of works.
  • Liaising with the district engineering team to assess the quality of infrasture projects
  • Recording and filling the tally sheets during deliveries of local materials at the sites.
  • Participate in training of Project Management Committees (PMC) and Project User Committees (PUCs) together with district technical team
  • Participate in social mobilisation of communities for maintenance of completed projects
  • Participate in radio talk shows whenever invited
  • Together with the Engineering Officer, work on project technical reports
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Reports to Engineering Officer.

Personal Specifications:

  • Minimum Diploma in civil engineering
  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience in labor based technologies
  • Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and office;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure

How to apply:

Applications should be in English and include the following:

  1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.

  2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

Please send your Cover letter, CV and Academic certificates by email to administrator@drcuganda.org by 7th September 2017 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line.

We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Organization: Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Eligible Citizenship: Uganda

Application Code: G13-Nat

Job Function: Development / Fundraising / Grant-Writing, Partnership Development

Issue Area: Community Health Workers, HIV / AIDS, Orphans and Vulnerable Children

About

The mission of Reach Out Mbuya (ROM) is to curb the spread of HIV among the less privileged members of the community and to enable those already living with HIV/AIDS to live a responsible and dignified life. ROM uses a holistic approach to the care of people living with HIV (PLHIV) that focuses on the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of the patient. This is done by looking at the needs of the body, mind, family, and community in effective patient care. The program focuses on HIV prevention, care and treatment, and community and social support using low-cost interventions like nurse-led medical care and utilization of expert clients as community health workers (CHWs).

Position Overview

Reach Out Mbuya (ROM) has been in existence for over 15 years; having started with 14 patients and 15 volunteers, ROM has grown to a clientele of over 8,500, with over 8,000 orphans and vulnerable children supported. 90% of ROM funding comes from PEPFAR through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Having focused primarily on care and treatment, ROM recognizes the untapped potential into research areas that could be a source of funding for the organization. The fellow’s task will be to develop resource mobilization and strategic development policies to improve financial resources in ROM. The fellow will work closely with the research officer and the executive director to identify possible partners who can provide technical, financial or other support to ROM, including preparing proposals for mobilizing such support and following up with proposals.

Responsibilities

Develop and maintain partnerships and networks with potential donors—including local funding agencies, corporate sectors, and international donors—to foster a profitable working relationship with ROM and continuous fundraising in line with donor requirements and ROM resource mobilization guidelines
Oversee all donor engagement activities, including but not limited to:
Develop and maintain donor database (contact details, areas of interest/objectives, funding and contractual modalities, and formats) to effectively manage existing cordial relationships
Identify new potential funding opportunities in line with ROM resource mobilization guidelines
Keep donors promptly informed of all developments in ROM that are relevant to them
Attend and track donor meetings with ROM team
Collect and record all data related to donor funds and the activities they finance
Produce accountability statements to donors and submit them through the appropriate authorities

Manage project proposal process, from initial drafts, through securing approval from ROM management, to producing final versions for submission to prospective development partners and other parties
Identify and respond to grant opportunities and maintain a grant tracking matrix as well as a grants database
Support the writing of programmatic reports and technical documents

Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required


Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, or other relevant discipline*
Preferred: Master’s degree with focus in strategic planning and organizational development, project planning and management, resource mobilization, or related field

Strong communication skills*
Strong interpersonal skills*
Visionary and proactive approach*
Persuasive*
Good sense of judgment/discernment*
Minimum of two years of grant writing experience*
Presentation skills*
Leadership and managerial skills
Experience in report writing
Training skills
Organizational development or resource mobilization skills

Fellowship Logistics

During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:

A living stipend of $550/month
Housing and utilities
Health insurance
A professional development grant of $600
An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats

*Note: The living stipend and the completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.

Living and Working in Uganda: Fellows are provided with housing and utilities during the fellowship year. Housing arrangements vary based on the placement organization and location within the country and are subject to change. All housing will meet GHC safety standards. Fellows at ROM are provided with a basic but comfortable private apartment, situated in Kampala, an urban center and capital of Uganda. National fellows have the option to remain in their own housing and receive a supplemental housing stipend.

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

Assistant Accountant Careers – Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC)


Organization: Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Operations Accountant

UgandaJoint Christian Council (UJCC) is a faith-based ecumenical organization thatwas established in 1963 and registered as a trustee under the TrusteesIncorporation Act. Its current membership comprises the Church of Uganda, TheRoman Catholic Church and the Uganda Orthodox Church, which together constituteabout 78% of Uganda’s population. UJCC was established after Uganda’sindependence in 1962 at a time when the country was undergoing a transitionpolitically, economically and socially.

Job Summary: The Assistant Accountant provides support to theOperations Accountant in managing financial transactions in accordance withUJCCs policies and procedures as well as any government regulations andrequirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: ;

Participate in planning of undertakings forthe accounts office.

Support in the coordination and effectiveimplementation of all undertakings by the accounts office of UJCC inconsultation with the Operations Accountant entailing the following:

Writing cheques and cheque payment vouchersand presenting them for signing, while ensuring that all cheques presentedfor signing have adequate supporting documents.

Handle all cheque payments and ensure thatall cheques written are recorded in the cheque register.

Safely keep all Council cheque books andupdate the Operations Accountant with a record of the cheque books heldfor each bank account and the number ranges. The used cheque books shouldbe in the custody of the accountant.

Prepare timely bank reconciliation statementson a monthly basis and make sure they are checked and approved.

Maintain the creditors and debtors ledgersand ensure they are reconciled on a monthly basis.

The incumbent will withdraw and disbursefunds accordingly from the Bank for the Council’s operations.

Maintain office petty cash and ensure thatall petty cash payments have been properly requisitioned and authorizedincluding disbursement, replenishment and documented in the petty cashbook.

Disburse both cash payments to staff andcheque payments to suppliers.

Follow-up accountability of financialtransactions with staff members and making sure they promptly accountwithin 7 days of activity implementation and report to the OperationsAccountant accordingly.

Ensure that all payment vouchers are properlyfiled for easy accessibility and with all supporting documents attached.

Monthly reporting to the accountant providingfully reconciled reports detailing income, expenditure and cash/ bankreconciliations, budget follow ups and tracking.

Ensure that all expenses are properlyauthorized before payments are effected.

Ensure that all payments are prepared on timeand in accordance with all financial guidelines

Maintain a filing system in accordance withUJCC guidelines.

Prepare the journal vouchers, which refer tothe cashier’s activities: journal vouchers for payments and receipts

Support the Operational Accountant inpreparation and follow up of budgets for UJCC projects and programmes.

Ensure that all bookings in cash-books aredone on a daily basis for all undertakings and in strict compliance withguidelines to include advances and pre-payments.

Assist the Operations Accountant to preparethe monthly staff payroll ensuring that all statutory deductions have beenmade and remitted to the relevant bodies. In addition ensure that salaryadvances are recovered on schedule.

Creates spreadsheets to enable easy cash /required documents handling for UJCC projects and programmes.

Provides documentation required by Auditorand/or Donors on various financial undertakings of UJCC.

Actively participate when called upon duringexternal audits of Council’s books.

Make sure that all cash and cheques receivedby the Council are receipted and promptly deposited in the Bank

Participate in the preparation of finalAccounts ready for external Audit.

Keep the fuel order book and prepare fuelorders based on approved fuel requisition forms.

Maintain a schedule for payment of utilitiesand standing orders for UJCC undertakings.

Promote UJCC’s corporate and ecumenical imageand status.

Perform other duties that may be assigned bythe Operations Accountant.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: ;

The ideal candidate should have at least fiveyears’ experience working in Accounts Department with minimum supervision.

Knowledge of TALLY Accounting System is a must. ;

N.B: The successful candidate must be ready to start

work immediately after the interview. ;

Allcandidates must attach copies of all testimonials e.g degree certificate,professional certificates, all in Accounting.

Eachapplicant must attach a letter of recommendation from the mother Church wherehe/she attends. ; The letter should besigned by the Parish Priest concerned.

Givethree names of referees including your previous supervisors.

Pleaseaddress your Application to:

UgandaJoint Christian Council ; ; ; ; ; ;

Plot1554, Block 15, Gogonya Bypass

Kibuga– Nsambya East Zone

P.OBox 30154, Kampala. Uganda

E-mailto: ;ujcc@ujcc.co.ug /ujccsecretariat@gmail.com

Deadline: ; 5th August2016

Engineering Assistant – Agago – Danish Refugee Council

DRC is an International non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.
In Uganda, DRC assists the refugees from neighbouring countries mainly DR Congo and South Sudan in the South West, West and West Nile region of the country. DRC’s assistance to refugees have been both emergency assistance to address the short term influxes from the neighbouring countries as well as to address the sustainable solutions for the refugees. DRC is also the lead of a Consortium (Save the Children, ZOA, and CEFORD) for the implementation of an EU Trust Fund project in Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Rhino camp.

Purpose
The Engineering Assistant’s primary function is to supervise the day to day infrastructure works including planning, validation of Parish Development Plans, community mobilization and monitoring of Infrastructure projects. He/s will ensure that technical specifications for all infrastructure works are in line with DRC’s construction manual.

Key Responsibilities
The Engineering Assistant will perform the following tasks:
• To set up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the project;
• Participate in the planning process and in the validation of Parish Development Plans (PDPs)
• To supervise and monitor the work of masons and participating communities;
• To supervise the technical aspects of the project;
• To organize and supervise baseline data collection and implementation of the technical and economic/impact assessment;
• Oversee community mobilisation and the process of selecting Cash-For-Work beneficiaries;
• Request materials to be purchased for the project;
• To assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
• Together with the Engineering supervisor, work on project technical reports
• To liaise with all internal and external counterparts of the project;
• To continuously assess the security situation at project sites in close collaboration with the infrastructure Coordinator;
• To ensure protection of beneficiaries;
• To ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
The supervisor may assign performing any other duties

REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS
The Engineering assistant reports to the Engineering Supervisor.

Personal Specifications
Essential:
• Minimum Diploma in civil engineering;
• At least 4 years of relevant work experience in labor based constructions
• Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
• Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and office;
• Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
• Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
• Fluency in Local Language (Luo) is highly desirable

Competencies:
• Proven commitment to accountable practices.
• Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
• Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
• Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
• Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
• Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.

HOW TO APPLY:
Application and CV
Applications should be in English and include the following:
1. A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria and salary expectations.
2. Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.
All applications should be sent to administrator@drcuganda.org clearing marking the position name in the subject line.
The deadline for submission of applications is the 27th July 2016.
We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Employer want to submit job applications through their website at: ;Apply Online

Engineering Assistant Non-profit Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title: Engineering Assistant

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Engineering Supervisor

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 Engineering Assistant will supervise the day to day infrastructure works including planning, validation of Parish Development Plans, community mobilization and monitoring of Infrastructure projects in Agago. The incumbent will ensure that technical specifications for all infrastructure works are in line with DRC’s construction manual

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Engineering Assistant will perform the following tasks:

Set up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the project;
Actively participate in the planning process and in the validation of Parish Development Plans (PDPs)
Supervise and monitor the work of masons and participating communities;
Supervise the technical aspects of the project;
Organize and supervise baseline data collection and implementation of the technical and economic/impact assessment;
Manage the community mobilisation and the process of selecting Cash-For-Work beneficiaries;
Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
Request materials to be purchased for the project;
Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
Work closely with the Engineering supervisor, work on project technical reports
Work closely with all internal and external counterparts of the project;
Continuously assess the security situation at project sites in close collaboration with the infrastructure Coordinator;
Ensure protection of beneficiaries;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Engineering Assistant career placement should hold a Diploma in civil engineering;
A minimum of four years of relevant work experience in labor based constructions
Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and office;
Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
Proven commitment to accountable practices.
Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.
Fluency in Local Language (Luo) is highly desirable

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;

A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

All applications should be sent to administrator@drcuganda.org

Deadline: 27th July 2016

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Uganda: ENGINEERING ASSISTANT- AGAGO

DRC is an International non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.

In Uganda, DRC assists the refugees from neighbouring countries mainly DR Congo and South Sudan in the South West, West and West Nile region of the country. DRC’s assistance to refugees have been both emergency assistance to address the short term influxes from the neighbouring countries as well as to address the sustainable solutions for the refugees. DRC is also the lead of a Consortium (Save the Children, ZOA, and CEFORD) for the implementation of an EU Trust Fund project in Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Rhino camp.

Purpose

The Engineering Assistant’s primary function is to supervise the day to day infrastructure works including planning, validation of Parish Development Plans, community mobilization and monitoring of Infrastructure projects. He/s will ensure that technical specifications for all infrastructure works are in line with DRC’s construction manual.

Key Responsibilities

The Engineering Assistant will perform the following tasks:

· To set up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the project;

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

· To supervise and monitor the work of masons and participating communities;

· To supervise the technical aspects of the project;

· To organize and supervise baseline data collection and implementation of the technical and economic/impact assessment;

· Oversee community mobilisation and the process of selecting Cash-For-Work beneficiaries;

· Request materials to be purchased for the project;

· To assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;

· Together with the Engineering supervisor, work on project technical reports

· To liaise with all internal and external counterparts of the project;

· To continuously assess the security situation at project sites in close collaboration with the infrastructure Coordinator;

· To ensure protection of beneficiaries;

· To ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC

The supervisor may assign performing any other duties

REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS

The Engineering assistant reports to the Engineering Supervisor.

Personal Specifications

Essential:

Minimum Diploma in civil engineering;
At least 4 years of relevant work experience in labor based constructions
Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;
Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and office;
Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;
Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;
Fluency in Local Language (Luo) is highly desirable

Competencies:

Proven commitment to accountable practices.
Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.