ZOA Project Engineer Jobs in Uganda

ZOA Project Engineer Jobs in Uganda

  • ZOA is looking for a:

    Project Engineer

  • The Engineer, with support from the Project Manager (PM) or Programme Manager (PGM), is responsible for planning, coordination and supervision of the hardware/engineering activities under the specific ZOA project(s) assigned to him/her.

    Project specific

    Designing of building drawings and estimation of Bill of Quantities (BoQs)

  • Generating the construction/ building specifications and interpreting whenever necessary to the contractors;

  • Be able to engage with community/education committees providing sensitization on construction works;

  • Administer all sites of construction and provide technical guidance on emerging construction issues including standard finishes, repairs and engravings.

    Tasks, responsibilities, results


  • Implements project activities in line with the workplan to achieve optimal project outputs and outcomes in line with ZOA/donor procedures and targets;

  • Leads the engineering activities and provides technical support during feasibility studies, technical design and implementation;

  • Performs feasibility surveys of potential sites incl. topo-surveys, flow estimations and soil assessment;

  • Prepares technical drawings and designs for engineering structures in line with pre-approved (government) guidelines and develops Bill of Quantities (BoQ) accordingly;

  • Ensures and obtains approval and recommendation from the District Engineering Department for construction works;

  • Ensures engineering works are conform environmental standards and within the legal frameworks of Government of Uganda;

  • Prepares technical bid evaluations and makes recommendations to the procurement committee for engineering works;

  • Ensures that contractors adhere to the ZOA Code of Conduct and ZOA Child Protection Policy;

  • Participates actively in official refugee day celebrations as organized by the lead partner and/or OPM/UNHCR;

  • Participates actively in coordination meeting of the respective settlements;

  • Any other duty assigned by project manager or program manager;

  • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor in line with the project.


  • Provide timely and accurate input to supervisor for reporting purposes;

  • Prepare and submit well written success stories;

  • Contribute to project reports or implementation plans as required by supervisor;

  • Collect monitoring data according to ZOA’s systems and activities in the project;

  • Supervises all construction works and provide technical advice to contractors, ZOA and makes recommendations to PM/PGM;

  • Verifies completion of works and prepare all
    certificates and recommendation reports for payments;

  • Reports to the supervisor on construction works as indicated in the Project Implementation Plan (PIP) with weekly reports supported by high-quality pictures of the various construction sites;

  • Captures relevant data trough digital data collection tools;

  • Accounts timely for executed project activities in line with and according to relevant ZOA policies and guidelines;

  • Provide any other verbal and written reports to ZOA management when required.


    Knowledge & Experience:

  • Degree or Diploma in Civil Engineering;

  • At least 3 years successful experience in a similar position implementing hardware activities;

  • Experience in working in large projects with hardware activities funded by institutional donors is an added advantage;

  • Having cooperated in a project with a local NGO is an added advantage

  • Excellent facilitation, communication skills and writing ability;

  • Understanding of the local context, culture, and language(s) is an added advantage;

  • Excellent spoken and written command of English.


  • Experience with design programmes like AUTOCAD;

  • Good communication, writing and facilitation skills;

  • Innovative, creative and enthusiastic;

  • Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;

  • Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;

  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license.


  • Commitment to ZOA’s mission, vision and values (see https://www.zoa-international.com/corporate-identity/);

  • Flexibility and adaptability;

  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity;

  • Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;

  • Able to work in a sometimes fluid and innovative environment;

  • Aims to integrate and reflect Christian values in relief and rehabilitation work.

    Special requirements

  • Ability to travel or ride a motor bike to hard to reach locations of project implementation.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ZOA Project Engineer Jobs in Uganda

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