Uganda Project Engineer job opportunities at Water Mission Uganda 


Vacancy title:
Uganda Project Engineer

[ Type: FULL TIME, Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO, Category: Science & Engineering ]


Jobs at:

Water Mission Uganda

Deadline of this Job:
15th August 2019

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala, East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019, Base Salary: Not Disclosed


Who We Are:
Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Safe water is the source of life. It is the foundation for health, education and viable economies. Through the generous support of individuals, churches, corporate partners and many others, Water Mission has brought relief and hope to more than 4.4 million people across the globe. Additionally, Water Mission operates nine country programs in Latin America, Africa and Asia and has served 55 different countries on five different continents. In Uganda, Water Mission operates as Water Missions Uganda (WMU) with offices based in Jinja. WMU has served over 500,000 people with safe water and sanitation solutions in development and refugee emergency settings. Our faith and belief in the sanctity of life compel us to develop and implement the best technologies and community development programs so God will be honoured and glorified through our work. Our mission is to be a best-in-class Christian engineering non-profit that transforms lives through sustainable safe water solutions. Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top four-star rating 12 years in a row, a distinction shared by less than one per cent of the charities rated by the organization. Since its inception, Water Mission has felt called to a two-part strategy. Part one is to implement best in class safe water projects to save people’s lives. Part two is to be a resource to other global implementing organizations in order to achieve transformational scale in the rate at which people’s lives are saved. For the last nine years, we have witnessed the Lord’s blessing of this ministry that has positioned us to accomplish our strategy. Significant and sustained growth in the ministry is now requiring that we restructure our current organizational structure and recruit experienced and highly talented executive leaders. Learn more about Water Mission at

Position Summary:
Because our mission is global, urgent, and enormous, the person in this position must have the temperament and energy to be a leader in an entrepreneurial environment. The person must have the ability and be willing to fulfil multiple responsibilities. He or she must not only be comfortable in, but be energized by highly fluid, rapidly changing work environments. At WMU we work as a team. All employees must show initiative and seek to improve the way things are done and to conduct the work in an increasingly cost-effective manner. Because WMU seeks to share the news of the Living Water, all employees are expected to share the gospel through their words and actions. Under the direction of the WASH Manager and or Lead Engineer, this position is responsible for performing engineering tasks within the Country Program following established standards and procedures. This position requires that the person resides either in Northern or Eastern Uganda. The position requires travel to remote locations within the respective region to carry out assessments, inspections, or training…

Position Responsibilities:
• Provide technical direction and assistance for technicians, contractors, and volunteers in the field.
• Provide onsite project management in support of approved projects. Conduct field inspections and site assessments as needed under the direction of the Lead Engineer and or WASH Manager.
• Conduct field inspections and site assessments as needed under the direction of the Lead Engineer and or WASH Manager.
• Maintain regular contact with supervisors and stakeholders through timely reporting.
• Perform engineering tasks including water hydraulic design calculations, and development of plans, specifications, and structural drawings.
• Conduct engineering field work and design according to the established engineering principles and standards to a high degree of excellence and dependable accuracy.
• Layout and design of water systems including source, pumping, treatment, storage and distribution.
• Perform assessments in communities, including water quality and quantity testing, survey measurements and other aspects as may be required.
• Write proposals and apply for grants.
Job Skills: Not Specified

Qualifications Required:
• A personal and living relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior.
• Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and Core Values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity.
• Alignment with the principles of servant leadership as embraced by Water Mission.
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required. Preference will be given to Civil, Chemical, or Mechanical degrees.
• Post Graduate Degree in Project Planning and Management Corporate Member with UIPE.
• +5 years of experience in water and/or wastewater engineering
• Experience in proposal and grant writing. Practical experience in project management.
• Advanced skills with office computer programs.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English & Luganda/Lusoga/Luo).
• Excellent analytical skills, project planning, monitoring and management skills.

Job Education Requirements: Bachelor’s/Post Graduate Degree
Job Experience Requirements: 5 years

Job application procedure
To Apply: Email Curriculum Vitae, Educational Certificates, Testimonials and a List of References to The Country Director, Water Missions Uganda or post to Box 15, JINJA.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2019

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