4 World Bank Project Jobs – District Engineering Assistants – Office of the Prime Minister


Job Title: District Engineering Assistant (4 Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organization: Office of the Prime Minister

Project Name: Development Response to Displacement Impact Project  (DRPIF)

Funding Source: World Bank

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: DRDIP Project Engineering Officer

About US:

The Government of Uganda received a grant from the World Bank towards the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental management for host and forcibly displaced households in the targeted areas of Uganda. The project has components which include (i) Social and Economic Services and Infrastructure; (ii) Sustainable Environmental Management; (iii) Livelihoods Program; and (iv) Project Management including Monitoring and Evaluation, and Regional and National Institutional Support.

Job Summary:  The District Engineering Assistant will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of infrastructure development/ public works projects in refugee hosting districts. The incumbent will also assist the project engineer in infrastructure development activities at National, District and Community levels to ensure maximum benefit to the Project beneficiaries.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review cost estimates of schedules of materials, labor, transport, tools and bill of quantities to ensure correctness and reflection of actual requirements.
  • Verify expenditure against physical progress of sub projects.
  • Advise in the preparation and revisions of budgets and cost estimates to reflect current needs and prices as well as costing of community inputs.
  • Liaise with sector staff in subproject appraisals, monitoring, assessments, inspection and certification to ensure quality of output
  • Monitor progress of on-going sub projects for adherence to sector         standards and specification and agreed implementation strategies and project targets.
  • Draw up terms of reference to serve as basis for engaging facilitators/ consultants who may assist in the supervision of subproject t implementation.
  • Assist communities in engaging lead local artisans or contractors in liaison with the district.
  • Review subproject requests submitted by the Districts to ensure accuracy, completeness, viability, sustainability and compliance with relevant sector norms and standards before financing.
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from a reputable University
  • Two years of experience or Diploma in Civil Engineering with 10 years’ experience in similar work.
  • Additional training in rural infrastructure development shall be an added advantage
  • Good oral and written communication skills, should be fluent in English.
  • Proven high level of integrity in handling public resources and in executing duties.
  • A high level of interpersonal and management skills and ability to work with teams.
  • Age: 30 years and above

How to Apply:

All candidates should send application forms which should be scanned and sent by email on hrm@opm.go.ug. The application must be 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

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate.

Deadline: Friday, 8th October 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

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