Job Title: Infrastructure Officer (Roving)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Ref No IOR/10/2022
ALIGHT, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international non-profit, non-sectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5 million people get essential services to regain their health and take back control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.
Job Summary: Reporting to the Logistics & Supply Chain Coordinator, the Infrastructure Officer is responsible for planning and providing technical guidance in the execution of Construction activities. To closely work with partners (OPM, UNHCR & Shelter Partners), District Engineer and contractors to ensure construction works are carried out as per the designs, specifications and timeframe.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Technical Support for Supervision of Construction works
- Guide the contractors on the site location and setting out of the proposed structures
- Ensure construction works are being done as per the designs, specifications and within the given timeframe.
- Ensure Quality control of the works executed per specifications and designs
- Monitor and evaluate the construction works being executed by the Contractors.
- Liaise with District Engineer to ensure that the different stages of work are inspected and the completion certificates issued.
- Prepare payment certificates for the completed stages of work as per the District Engineer’s report.
- Ensure the construction works are being done as per the Government Regulations and by-laws.
- Prepare and update the schedule of all field works regularly to update all concerned stake holders.
- Prepare monthly progress reports of the Construction works for submission to project management and UNHCR/BPRM.
- Provide technical support to the contractors when necessary to resolve any technical issues arising on the site.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with at least 5 years’ experience OR Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering with 10 years in supervision, monitoring and evaluation of construction activities.
- Experience in working in remote/rural areas.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications like Ms Word, Excel, Ms Project and design software AutoCAD, or ArchiCAD,
- Fluent in English and Swahili
- Strong analytical, written and verbal skills
- High level of integrity, accountability and personal ethic
- Good interpersonal skills; ability and inclination to work in/with teams
- High level of self-drive, discipline and desire to achieve
- A go getter requiring minimal supervision to work towards results.
- Willingness to travel and stay for extended periods in remote refugee sites to support work.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 28th October 2022 at 5:00pm