World Vision Engineer - Building and Construction Jobs in Uganda

World Vision Engineer - Building and Construction Jobs in Uganda

Back ground

World Vision Uganda is a Christian relief, development and advocacy non-government organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

We currently work in over 82 districts in Uganda implementing projects in health & nutrition, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), livelihoods & community resilience, education and child protection.

World Vision (WV) is committed to the protection of children and adult beneficiaries from exploitation and abuse and will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with the beneficiaries above.

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join our team in the position below.


  • Engineer-Building and Construction

    Report to:
  • Operations Director

    Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

    Quality Assurance

  • Support Formulations of guidelines for implementation of building and construction activities in the program areas and follow up the use
  • Implement all building and construction works initiatives within the WVU’s area of influence to meet or exceed planned outcomes in full compliance with GOU, SPHERE and other relevant partnership and international standards and structural engineering guidelines;
  • Review designs for all Building and Construction projects including drawings, bills of quantities and necessary documentation for works contracts.
  • Provide technical support in analysis of tender documents.
  • Monitor and evaluate structural project indicators and standards for use by Regions and APs;
  • Collaborate with Ministry of Public Works and other relevant departments in providing technical support and assistance to all Structural interventions;
  • Document and disseminate best practices on completed structural initiatives and projects;
  • Participate in structural engineering intervention coordination and other related meetings as may be required;
  • Support P&C establish, coordinate and/or consolidate the necessary systems, procedures and support services (including but not limited to recruiting, staffing, training, supervision, performance monitoring, procurement and administration) required to achieve or surpass performance targets;
  • Support the establishment and consolidate a working culture - based upon results based management principals - that consistently achieves and/or surpasses established targets and standards;
  • Design Building & Construction projects
  • Coordinate and Develop detailed engineering designs buildings supported by WVU at ADPs and National office.
  • Coordinate and Develop bill of quantities, specifications and tender documents for building and construction projects.
  • Update the standard designs to match with upcoming market trends

    Technical Support

  • Supervise construction of buildings works at ADPs and National office on need basis;
  • Participate in quality review and capacity building meetings;
  • Participate in the annual program planning and budgeting review exercises;
  • Management of contracts, review of bids and tender documents for projects
  • Participation in the Central Tender Committee (CTC) as an alternate member;
  • Have ultimate responsibility for arbitration, mediation and disputes for all building & construction contracts together with team at the Regions.
  • Effectively support Programme Areas (APs) and other sectors
    staff to carry out assessments, designs, measurements, monitoring and evaluation efforts in relation to building and construction works and in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures;
  • Capacity Building for Quality Programming
  • Build capacity of WV staff in Building and Structural activities through training and mentoring;
  • Provide appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision in order to equip, motivate and empower a new generation of structural engineering specialists within WVU;
  • Engagement and Networking with Strategic Stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain contacts with both individual and government donors (e.g. USAID, DFID, EU etc.), for resource acquisition;
  • Make deliberate efforts to establish contacts with government line ministries and institutes, UN Agencies and NGOs to identify areas of possible collaboration and partnership;
  • Work closely with the Communication department in production of high quality and professional updates for submission to donors and for marketing purposes;
  • Participation in Partnership Meetings/Networks as maybe appropriate.
  • Programs Reporting
  • Review project reports when called upon
  • Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual Building and Construction sector reports

    Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized University preferably in Civil Engineering or Building & Construction
  • Post graduate certificate will be an added advantage
  • Registered with Professional Body e.g Institute of Engineers of Uganda
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience with regard to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development works in building and construction;
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a manager or senior leadership position;
  • Wide experience in constructions and contracts management;
  • Must be a results orientated leader who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands and;
  • Must have ability to develop good working relationships/partnership developed with all stakeholders(GOU, INGOs)
  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Lotus Notes (or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook)
  • Ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player.
  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 50 % of the time and occasional international travel
  • Available to represent WVU at critical functions and moments as needed;
  • Available to serve on any team and/or working groups as may be requested;

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Engineer - Building and Construction Jobs in Uganda

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