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WASH Project Engineer(1 Position)

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Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited.  All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Full job descriptions and application forms can be viewed from the jobs section of our website at https://www.redcrossug.org and the application template from here

Please send your filled application formand attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for receipt of the application is April 21st, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Due to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Title WASH Project Engineer(1 Position)
Grade UR 5
Reporting lines: WASH Program Manager
Location Yumbe
Duration One Year with the possibility of extension
Date April, 2019

Job Purpose:

The WASH Project Engineer will be responsible for Planning, management and coordination of the proposed project activities as part of a large WASH program. 

The position holder with support from the URCS WASH Coordinator, Austrian Red Cross WASH Delegates and key relevant external stakeholders will be required to implement the proposed set of activities for improved WASH services delivery within the refugee settlement camps and host communities of Yumbe District.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the Management of all WASH activities (Hardware & Software), programming, management of material, financial and human resources of the National Society within the project.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates and proposes recommendations on WASH program activities;
  • Prepares project work plans and budgets and ensures proper accountability of project funds and other resources;
  • Prepares and submits timely and quality activity WASH reports;
  • Provides training, coaching and support supervision to project staff and volunteers 
  • Develops monitoring tools in liaison with the URCS M&E officer and ensures they are used and indicators therein.
  • Liaises and maintains good coordination with Government, UNHCR and relevant stakeholders in consultation with respective Program manager, Operations and Branch Managers on WASH activities and policies;
  • Ensures that the trainings, sensitizations in PHAST and other activities at different levels within the project are conducted in a timely and quality manner.
  • Conduct technical assessments of the water Supply Systems in the project areas to establish magnitude of damage, identify the required spare parts and execute necessary corrective actions.
  • Prepare technical reports including technical drawings & specifications for bid documents to facilitate water source works contractual processes by Supply Chain department.
  • Manages contracts whenever they are awarded, maintains link with contractors and closely monitors /supervises the contracted works to completion.
  • Promotes latrine construction and use within the project areas;
  • Advises and encourages community members on safe waste disposal in project areas.
  • Supervise the preparation, development and dissemination of relevant messages for positive behavior change among community members in the project area.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly progress reports in accordance with URCS guidelines and presents the same for incorporation into the overall settlement status update reports.
  • Maintains good coordination and cooperation with UNHCR, OPM and other stakeholders   
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PERSONS SPECIFICATIONS

Education Qualifications
  1. A minimum of Bachelors degree in Water engineering or Civil engineering with a post graduate training in Water Engineering or related field from a reputable institution. Have sound training in water resources management and Human resource management or related disciplines.
Essential Experience
  1. Minimum (3) years’ experience in a similar position or worked with reputable organization/agency in at a minimum of mid-level managers’ position preferably.
  2. Substantial skills in computer application including engineering packages are a must. 
  3. Should be familiar with conducting technical assessments, preparation of contracts/bids and contract management especially in the construction of water Supply Schemes and civil works.
  4. Good interpersonal skills and working relations with officers under his/her supervision and other stakeholders.
Essential Skills
  1. Very good computer skills (Word, Excel) and ability to run specific software (AutoCAD and basic GIS);
  2. Specialized training in Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST)& Community led Total Sanitation (CLTS). 
  3. Good initiative and self motivated individuals to work with minimal supervision efforts.
  4. Good interpersonal skills and working relations with other staff under his/her supervision and other stakeholders.
  5. Excellent spoken and written English communication skills; ability to compile and assimilate content in short time frames;
  6. Proven project management skills, particularly around technical planning, projections and contract management.
  7. Ability to work across different actors, cultural contexts, technical areas and bridge silos within the organization and with external partners;
  8. Strong demonstrated skill working with external partners and bringing several stakeholders together for a common goal, sensitivity to cross cutting aspects of Gender, Environment and disability inclusion;
  9. A proactive approach to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard when working under time pressure;
  10. A mature personality of high integrity with great team working skills, a courteous attitude and a clear sense of confidentiality;

Please download application template from here

URCS Contacts

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road.
P.O. Box 494, Kampala Uganda.
Tel:     (256) 414 258701
Tel:     (256) 414 258702
Email: sgurcs@redcrossug.org

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