Construction Officer, Emergency Response

at Care Uganda
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 7, 2019
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


Job Title: Construction Officer, Emergency Response
Location: Kyangwali
Grade: C
Supervisor: Emergency Team Leader
Job Summary
The Construction Officer’s primary responsibility is to coordinate and supervise infrastructure improvement in schools and health facilities in Kyangwali refugee Settlement, liaise with District and partners in the Shelter Working Groups and provide construction expertise and guidance to other CARE staff, CARE contractors and Community Based Facilitators in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement.

The Construction Officer is responsible for ensuring technical quality of the constructions at field level. S/he will be responsible for providing technical advice, monitoring and supervision for contractors during, and after constructions.

S/he will be supervising and directly working with the contractors, other CARE staff and humanitarian agencies at settlement level to ensure that the objectives of the project are achieved.

S/he will work together with the district and other agencies teams to ensure that project activities at field
level are implemented in the most effective and efficient way.

Responsibility 1 – 60% allocation of time
Provide technical assistance in the construction of classrooms and health facility structures Tasks
Interpret building plans and supervise the construction of the housing projects, as per specifications and
 In charge of preparing work plans, materials schedules, activity schedules and other relevant documentation in a timely manner, for proper planning and execution of projects.
Supervise and evaluate works of pieceworkers/sub – contractors. (this assumes in-house projects)

Compile and prepare monthly project progress reports, weekly project briefs and cost capture reports.
Measure and evaluate works done and prepare payment certificates.
Evaluate the quality of materials supplied to project sites and manage their usage.


Ability to run construction trainings/demonstration sessions;
Familiarity with inter-sectoral coordination with humanitarian actors, local and national authorities;
Excellent communication & negotiation skills;
Good advocacy and communication skills;
Possess analytical and problem solving skills;
Awareness of protection issues as applied to emergency settings, with special attention to the needs of women
and children.

Experience Requirements

Minimum 2 years of humanitarian aid experience, preferably in emergency construction projects in refugee settlements;
Experience of construction management & site management; including design of structures and making BoQs

Education Requirements

The ideal candidate should hold a Degree in Civil Engineering, or a closely related and relevant discipline, from a recognized University.