Programme Engineer European Development Fund (EDF) DINU Grant Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Organisation: Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Project Name: Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Funding Source: European Development Fund (EDF)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional Coordinator
The Government of Uganda has received a grant from the 11th European Development Funds towards the Development Initiative of Northern Uganda (DINU). The Programme is intended to eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in the sub-regions of Acholi, Lango, Teso, West Nile and Karamoja, and as such promote sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development. It will provide support in the three focal sectors identified in the National Indicative Programme (Food Security and Agriculture; Transport Infrastructure and Good Governance).
Job Summary: The Programme Engineer will be responsible for ensuring successful implementation of infrastructure-related activities based on approved government and EDF guidelines. He/she will be responsible for coordination, monitoring and collaboration for all infrastructure projects funded by DINU. He/she will work closely with the district technical departments and community-based management structures to ensure frequent monitoring of works during implementation. He/she will perform the duties under direct supervision of and in close consultation with the Regional Coordinator, PMU as well as in cooperation with the Technical Advisor of the DINU Technical Assistance Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare technical specifications of contracts and ensure that building and other structural plans are approved prior to their implementation.
  • Responsible for preparing tender documents, leading the technical evaluation process, preparation and management of contracts and implementation agreements in collaboration with District Technical Teams (DTT) and Regional Coordinator
  • Responsible for certification of works accomplished in relation to the programme support.
  • Design and implement effective systems for monitoring and supervision for construction of infrastructure projects, technical advice on infrastructural development activities to the PMU, districts and other stakeholders;
  • Liaise with Districts to conduct effective review of project applications by local government within appraisal budgets that are appropriate to the implementation of each respective project;
  • Coordination and collaboration with engineering consultants during the design and implementation of infrastructural projects at various project stages and preparation of periodic reports;
  • Provision of inputs for the infrastructure component of the Programme Estimates of the PMU
  • in line with the procurement guidelines of the programme.
  • Plan and prepare monitoring and supervisory visits that ensure high quality of construction. Responsible for monitoring and supervision of all development works together with District Technical Teams (DTT);
  • Networking with relevant line ministries to ensure projects are implemented within the Government of Uganda policies;
  • Preparation of regular status reports on all matters concerning infrastructure development
  • Support PMU in procurement, management of engineering services, responsible for the identification of rehabilitation, and maintenance of needs, production and review of cost estimates, technical specification and schedule of materials, labour and transport, tools, furniture and bills of quantities for development of proposals in collaboration with DTT
  • Responsible for establishing effective maintenance systems for infrastructure in collaboration with partner districts and local communities
  • Support in tendering, preparation and management of contracts and implementation agreements.
  • Responsible for certification of works accomplished in relation to the programme support
  • Identify, implement and promote alternative cost-effective technologies;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold an Honours Bachelors’ degree in Civil Engineering or a related field;
  • A Masters’ degree in an engineering discipline is of added advantage;
  • Seven or more years of experience or more in supervising or managing multiple civil works projects and contract administration;
  • Must be registered with the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE), with a minimum of 6 years working experience with at least three at supervisory level in civil works, preferably with donor funded programmes/NGOs or Central/Local Government;
  • Knowledge of EDF procedures will be an added advantage.
  • Training and experience in project planning and management;
  • A self-motivated, result-oriented person with impeccable integrity, and the ability to work under minimal supervision;
  • Excellent analytical, participatory and communication skills.
  • Experience in project management and/or monitoring of community capacity building programmes.
  • Excellent inter-personal and team-building skills;
  • Computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Auto card to quantify and illustrate routine financial reports, statements, and/or projections with knowledge of computerized accounting systems;
  • Willingness to live in and travel widely in the Northern Uganda;
  • Familiarity with decentralization and local government processes, especially policies in relation to supervising and managing infrastructure projects.
  • Have concern for work quality and their standards;
  • Person with good ethical conduct and high integrity.
  • Age: 30 years and above
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister,
New Government Block,
Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The application forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


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