DRC Uganda Jobs 2021 – Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant (Engineering)

DRC Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant (Engineering) – DRC Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: Danish Refugee Council Uganda

Duty Station: Lamwo, Uganda

Reporting to: Project Manager (Project Support)



Danish Refugee Council Uganda Profile:

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:

Provides technical support within Shelter and Infrastructure and Water Resources Management area, and assist in planning, implementation and follow up of sector activities.



Roles and responsibilities of DRC Uganda Jobs 2021:

  • Set up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of the infrastructure activities.
  • Participate in the planning process and in the validation of Parish Development Plans (PDPs).
  • Supervise and monitor the work of masons, participating communities and contractors
  • Support baseline data collection and implementation of the technical and economic/impact assessment.
  • Request materials to be purchased and ensure the right materials are delivered.
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources.
  •  Together with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer, work on project technical reports.
  • Liaise with all internal and external stakeholders of the infrastructure projects.
  •  Ensure the Protection and Safety of workers/beneficiaries at project sites in close collaboration with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer and Team Leader-. Shelter and Infrastructure
  •  Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC.
  • In consultation with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer, facilitate approval of site settings for specific Infrastructure and   Water Resources Management works activities
  • Monitor progress of Infrastructure and   Water Resources Management activities on day to day basis to ensure that Communities and contracted companies comply with approved specifications and work plan
  • Liaise with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer and Team Leader – Shelter and Infrastructure to share possible obstacles to ongoing activities in order to seek for best solutions.
  • Provide update/ highlights on progress of civil works activities on weekly basis.
  • Ensure adequate and timely supply of materials by suppliers and contracted companies in order to minimize unnecessary delays or interruptions of the works in accordance with the work plan.
  • Ensure contractors avail adequate labour force, visitors register books and instruction notebooks on site.
  • Liaise with District Engineering Departments to allocate sites necessary for development of infrastructures.
  • Document and share key lessons and recommendations based on performance of specific contractors in order to help improve the quality of other Infrastructure and   Water Resources Management works
  • In liaison with the Shelter and Infrastructure Officer, prepares designs and BoQs for any additional works identified during implementation of specific civil works contracts and accordingly advice the NURI team on other available cost effective means.
  • Take lead in guiding the NURI Team and government counterparts during joint field inspections to specific implementation sites.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Supervisor



Qualifications for DRC Uganda Jobs 2021

Experience and technical competencies: 

  • Experience in technical assessment and screening of infrastructure works
  • Experience in setting out roads, drainage structures, water ponds, valley tanks etc
  • Experience in Supervision of Shelter and Infrastructure works.
  • Experience in managing work force
  • Ability to understand and clearly interpret works specifications and drawings
  • Ability to use engineering soft wares such as AutoCAD and MS office packages.


  • Bachelor’s degree/ Diploma in civil/ construction engineering or other related field.
  • At least 3 years of practical field experience in construction works for bachelor degree holders and 5 years’ experience for diploma holders.
  • Experience in Uganda is an added advantage.


  • English
  • Lugbara, Madi, Alur

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.



How To Apply for DRC Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Closing Date: 13th August 2021



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