Engineers Without Borders USA Program Engineer Jobs in Uganda

Engineers Without Borders USA Program Engineer Jobs in Uganda

About Engineers Without Borders - USA

Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a dynamic non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado.

EWB-USA in Uganda provides technical and engineering support to government and non-governmental institutions where there is an identified capacity gap.

EWB-USA in Uganda collaborates with partners in the sectors of Water, Energy, Environment, Structures, Agriculture, and Disaster Response. Established in 2002, EWB-USA has over 16,000 members engaged in 600 projects around the world.


The Uganda Program Engineer will be responsible for coordinating partner programs in collaboration with the Country Director, and providing technical support to volunteers and local partners, following local guidelines, standards, and procedures.

The Program Engineer is also responsible for overseeing project implementation in the field, as well as providing capacity building components to our partners.

Together with the Uganda Country Director, he/she will be responsible for assuring quality for all projects implemented in the country.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all engineering related activities in-country programs.
  • Contribute to program development.
  • Coordinate EWB-partner programs.
  • Provide technical and engineering support to partners.
  • Develop guidelines and training materials for local partners and volunteers.
  • Provide reporting in accordance with country office and partner requirements.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant governmental institutions.
  • Review and advise on current EWB projects.
  • Coordinate EWB projects with local partners, volunteers and US-based coordinators as needed.
  • Support educational and training activities for EWB-USA members at conferences and in the development of education and knowledge sharing resources.

    Required Qualifications include:

  • Ugandan national with a master’s degree in engineering in the areas of water, civil, environmental, electrical.
  • Registered Engineer.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Senior Manager/Program Director in a humanitarian/ development context.
  • Proven experience implementing community development infrastructure projects, especially in WASH sector.
  • Strong project management skills, including prioritizing tasks and problem-solving.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide spectrum of stakeholders.
  • A passion for EWB-USA’s mission in a way that motivates and our members and staff.
  • Highly developed ability to work independently within a strong teamwork ethos, as well as collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written (in English and Luganda or Swahili).
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Suite and Google Suite.
  • Driver’s license.

    How to Apply

  • To apply, please prepare a cover letter and resume/cv describing why your background, skills and experience are relevant for this particular position online
  • Be sure to apply by the closing date of 15th January 2019. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.*
  • Engineers Without Borders-USA is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success.
  • We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organization working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.
  • EWB-USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on any basis.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Engineers Without Borders USA Program Engineer Jobs in Uganda

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