Conditions of Employment:

  • Project: Child Protection Assistance for Congolese Refugees in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and its Host Community
  • Duty Station: AAR Japan Hoima Office
  • Duration: Late-February /1st March to 15th November with one (1) months probationary period
  • Housing Allowance Available
  • Other regulations & benefits: According to Work Regulation of AAR Uganda Office

Job Description:

The Project Engineer is to provide technical assistance to construction of permanent and semi-permanent school facilities; making drawings and specifications, tendering and contracting, coordination with stakeholders, and supervising the works carried out by the contractor(s) on site. In addition, s/he is expected to provide technical support in procurement of furniture for the completed structure(s) under AAR Japan and maintenance/renovation of the AAR Japan’s office and accommodation.

Scope of Works:

  1. Provide overall technical assistance to construction projects, from their planning to their implementation and monitoring.
  2. Ensure all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the construction components are accurate, timely provided and included in the project proposals and budgets.
  3. Assume responsibility for overall progress and use of resources for construction works.
  4. Supervise, monitor and evaluate performance of the contractor(s).
  5. Share the progress and updates of works to Programme Coordinator /(Acting) Country Director and report in a timely manner in case of any problems at the site(s).
  6. Coordinate with the construction companies, partner organizations and authorities to carry out the construction activities under the project.
  7. Prepare interim, final and handover report of a construction project, and keep the relevant project records properly.
  8. Ensure a sound handing over of facilities to the project beneficiaries.
  9. Perform any other duties requested by the supervisors.

Experience Required:

  1. More than ten (10) years of experience as a qualified professional engineer.
  2. Experience in school construction (familiar with the Ugandan standard construction designs and guidelines for school facilities).
  3. Experience in and knowledge of accommodation construction, plumbing and electric facilities.
  4. Experience in managing and supervising construction.
  5. Experience in procurement, tendering and contracting processes for construction works.
  6. Experience in working with humanitarian/aid organizations with strong commitment in the past would be advantageous.
  7. Experience in working at a refugee settlement or a refugee camp would be advantageous.

Qualification Required:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering or the relevant field.
  2. Residing in Uganda and able to station in Hoima.
  3. Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of Kiswahili, Lunyoro, French and other locally spoken languages would be advantageous.
  4. Excellent drawing and designing skills using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software.
  5. Excellent MS Office skills (MS Word, MS Excel etc.).
  6. Strong motivation to commit oneself to be a part of a humanitarian/aid organization.
  7. Excellent capability to manage and supervise a group of people and to report without delay.
  8. Strong coordination and negotiation skills with AAR Japan’s stakeholders.
  9. Self-driven with problem-solving skills and capability to work under minimum supervision.
  10. Capability to complete assignments with tight deadlines under challenging circumstances.
  11. Punctuality.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit their application to by 5th February 2023 (EAT 23:59). No paper application is accepted.

Note: Incomplete application shall not be considered.

The email Subject Title shall be: “Project Engineer_Your Full Name”.

Document to be submitted:

  • Cover Letter (Shall not exceed one (1) A4 page)
  • The title of the attached file shall be: “Cover Letter_Project Engineer_Your FullName”.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • The title of the attached file shall be: “CV_Project Engineer_Your FullName”.
  • Include at least three (3) referees, one must be from the most recent employer.
  • Copy of Academic, Work and Registered Engineer Certificates
  • Drawings of ONE (1) construction project you were in charge of in the past
  • Copy of ID

Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be notified personally for further selection process.

Deadline for Application: 23:59, 5th February 2023