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Engineering Assistant

at World Vision
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 20, 2019
Category Science & Engineering
Currency UGX


Engineering Assistant

Position: Engineering Assistant

Deadline: 28th August 2019

Report to: Project Coordinator with Matrix Reporting line to WN Response Engineer

Location: Adjumani (West Nile), Uganda

Purpose of the position:

The Engineering Supervisor will provide support in the design processes, monitor and supervise implementation of all construction works in the West Nile Refugee Response with technical guidance from the Response Engineer and Food Assistance Manager according to the relevant World Vision Uganda, District local Government and Ministry level guidelines. The incumbent is responsible for providing technical supervision to ensure quality construction and value for money is realized.

Major Responsibilities:

Conduct verification/ assessment of infrastructure needs in the response and host communities

Support needs assessments and provide technical support in the design of new projects

Ensure timely development and submission of project Bills of Quantities

Conduct community mobilization to participate in infrastructure development to ensure ownership of these facilities

Supervise and monitor the technical aspects of construction ensuring quality implementation of the projects in line with the standards in the Building Bills of Quantities and technical specifications

Facilitate formation and training of Management Committees to ensure effective O&M of the infrastructure.

Support the procurement process of contractors in line with the Regional Engineer and in accordance with WV procurement guidelines

Participate in routine supervision of contractors and ensure that certificates of completion are available for payments of works done


Background in humanitarian work especially in NGO settings

Computer literacy skills

Perform other duties as required

Effective in written and verbal communication in English

Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is and added advantage

Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills

Computer literate

Writing and reporting skills

Networking and influencing skills.

How to apply:

Experience Requirements

Two years’ experience in supervising construction projects

Knowledge of the AutoCAD or ArchiCAD

Education Requirements

The ideal candidate for the World Vision Engineering Supervisor job opportunity should hold a Diploma in Civil Engineering.