CARE International NGO Site Assistants Jobs in Uganda

CARE International NGO Site Assistants Jobs in Uganda

About CARE International

CARE International has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country
continuously since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging
from emergency services to economic development and civil society building.

Our current programming targets Women, Girls and youth as well as vulnerable groups such as the extreme poor, internally displaced people, children to provide assistance and opportunities for empowerment and sustainable development through addressing the underlying causes of poverty grounded on careful and thorough analysis of power relations between different groups in society and the local context in which they live and work.

Our programming is guided by our core
values of transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and excellence.CARE International in Uganda seeks to internally recruit highly motivated and qualified

Humanitarian professionals to fill up the following positions:

Job Summary

The Site Assistant is responsible for the supervision of construction activities and provision of technical assistance to service contractors hired for shelter construction in Zone 2 – Imvepi

Refugee Settlement on a daily basis, liaise with partners in the Shelter and Protection Working

Groups and also provide shelter construction expertise and guidance to shelter Community
Based Facilitators in Imvepi Refugee Settlement.

S/he is responsible for ensuring technical
quality of the emergency shelter programming at field level.

S/he will be responsible for
monitoring and supervision of the contractors and shelters during, and after shelter construction.

S/he will be supervising and directly working with the Community Based Facilitators at settlement level to ensure that the objectives of the project are achieved. S/he will work together with the GBV and Child protection teams to ensure that project activities targeting PSNs at field
level are implemented in the most effective and efficient way.


  • Supervise the construction of transitional semi-permanent shelters for
    refugee PSNs in the settlement (85%)
  • Ensure daily monitoring of construction activities carried out by the contractors and
    construction teams.
  • Provide daily and weekly reports on the shelter construction progress to the Shelter
    Officer – Construction (SO-C);
  • Assist the SO-C in addressing technical issues and monitoring amendments to the
    construction when requested to the contractors, in order to meet the minimum
    humanitarian standards for shelter quality and safety;
  • Under the SO-C’s supervision, ensure shelter inspection and validation of works is
    regularly carried out and duly documented by using: a CUG checklist for safe and
    appropriate construction (quality control checklist); and a handover/completion of works
  • Participate in the training of the on job trainees at the construction sites.
  • Report to the SO-C about issues with labour and shelter recipients, for him/her to
    them on the spot or report to line managers as needed.
  • Contribute to shelter programme quality and development (10%)
  • Under the SO-C’s leadership, participate to the development and improvement of the
    existing methodology for quality control of construction;
  • Provide inputs in the adjustment and review process of the shelter design, materials
    specifications, Bill of Quantities (BOQ), construction monitoring tools, etc.;
  • Collaborate with CI technical advisors when visiting the project site(s) to continuously
    improve the quality of the intervention;
  • Ensure attention to gender and GBV is mainstreamed at all times in the shelter
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor (5%)

    Required Qualifications and Competencies
  • Preferred; diploma studies in construction, or demonstrated professional work experience in
    a similar role.
  • Experience & Technical Skills
  • Minimum 1 year of humanitarian aid experience, preferably in emergency shelter
    projects in refugee settlements;
  • Familiarity with displacement sites and inter-sectoral coordination with humanitarian
    actors, local and national authorities;
  • Experience of construction management & site management;
  • Ability to run construction training/demonstration sessions;
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills;
  • Awareness of protection issues as applied to emergency settings, with special attention to the needs of women and children.

  • Commitment to and understanding of CARE core values and principles;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills;
  • Ability to work with MS-Office;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Arabic preferred;
  • Strong self-organizational skills;
  • Pro-active and helpful attitude, ready to take on variety of new tasks and adjust to rapidly changing context and needs;
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines; and
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.

    How to Apply
  • Candidates who are interested in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application
  • letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of
  • 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email
    clearly indicating the job title in the email subject.
  • CVs will be received until the 13th
    September 2019
  • For any questions please call our office on 0312258100/150
  • Care Is an Equal Opportunities, Gender Sensitive, Corruption,
  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Intolerant Employer
  • Please Note that CARE International in Uganda does not ask any applicant payment for
    any recruitment process

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