Uganda National Council for Science and Technology Project Engineer and Retooling Specialist Jobs

Uganda National Council for Science and Technology Project Engineer and Retooling Specialist Jobs

Job Purpose

  • The Project Engineer will conduct scientific and technical analysis of the
    facilities, equipment required and provide the input-output coefficients for different training and production facilities of the Project.

    Key duties and responsibilities

  • Design, review and develop civil engineering systems, engineering workshops, mechanical system parameters and solutions in line with the prevailing technology/engineering trades, national and industry standards and
    Occupational Health and Safety guidelines.

  • Design and implement a framework for organizing, supervising, monitoring and
    evaluating the training and retooling aspects of the Project in line with M&E/L framework, technology/engineering trades and standard Instructional Design &

    Evaluation competencies

  • Initiate and provide input in a project functional analysis with reference to competency based curriculum and training components, fees and collection structure, recruiting trainees including scientists & innovators, certification, assessment and placement in line with the project mission, mandate and prevailing national and industry standards.

  • Review training and learning resources and processes including trainers of trainers (ToTs)
    and equipment–student ratio in line with technology/engineering trades and standard
    Instructional Design & Evaluation competencies

  • Design and implement a framework for networking with industries in each technology/engineering trade for industry-led training programs, customized training
    programs and job placement opportunities for the trainees in line with the mission and
    mandate of the project

  • Design and implement an end to end framework for project planning, design, workflow, monitoring and evaluation, post-closure and support internal and external resources to ensure timely delivery of the project, expected quality and allotted budget in line with the national and industry standards.

  • Design and implement a framework for operationalization of project components,
    quantity surveying and risk analysis in line with engineering trades and the prevailing
    national and industry standards.

  • Develop and implement a framework for simulating (e.g. virtual dry-runs) the project in terms of its components, timelines, operations, evaluations and closure in line with the project cycle.

  • Develop and manage subordinate staff performance through coaching, appraisal and
    feedback in line with talent management policy


    • Master’s Degree in any Engineering field with at least Ten (10) years of professional
    experience in Mechanical Engineering projects designs, implementation and post evaluation

    • Degree in Technical and Vocational Education Training, or related
    field of study.

    • Certified member of the International Association of Professional Mechanical Engineers (IAPME)is an added advantage.

    • A registered member of the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers (UIPE) and
    Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

    Experience and competences

    Competency systems

    • Knowledge of one or more international competency systems and innovative ideas for
    curriculum development and training provision.
    Design (Mechanical, civil):

    • Knowledge and experience in mechanical and civil engineering designs

    Machine operations

    • Demonstrable experience in dealing with manufacturing equipment on shop floor.

    Practice learning and teaching

    • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the operation of factory learning models,
    including assessment and certification procedures.

    • Ability to contribute to and comfortably work in a multidisciplinary setting.

    Project management

    • Demonstrable experience and knowledge inengineering projects cycles and training and
    learning cycles

    Software Application

    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of modern engineering tools such as
    computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software to design product blueprints.

    • Experience in supervising engineering projects involving system installation

    Technical training

    • Substantive knowledge and verifiable experience in developing and analysing training
    frameworks and methodologies.

    • Proven track record of training curricula (and manual) development and/or working on
    TVET-related programmes.

    • Significant experience in developing training modules.

    • Demonstrable experiences in instructional design and evaluation

    Personal Attributes

    • Resilience and commitment: Ability and willingness to work long hours, take
    responsibility for delivery and meet tight deadlines.

    • Excellent communication skills

    How to Apply

  • lf you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your detailed Application and CV demonstrating possession of the relevant competencies, current position. names and addresses of three referees via email to not later than 5.00 pm. 23rd October 2020.

  • Please quote the position of interest in the subject line.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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