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Job title: Project Engineer

Reporting to: Head of Programmes

Location: Arua

Overall purpose of the role:

The Project Engineer will perform the following tasks:

Quality assurance:

  • Coordinate closely with the Project Water Engineer and the Program Manager on technical approach.
  • Review and prepare engineering drawings, designs, BOQs as per the Rural Infrastructure Manual (technical screening).
  • Continuously supervise the construction and maintenance of all projects.
  • Ensure all rural infrastructure are climate change resilient; these will be based on site surveys to identify topographical land contours for planning a series of contour swales as well as ponds to passively capture surface water runoff and run on.
  • Conduct technical assessments on topography, contours and landscape patterns as well as surface hydrological behavior and fluvial geomorphology and when required and monitor the quality assurance and quality control of design and implementation on all water projects.
  • Coordinate project activities with the District Focal persons from the Engineering, Water, Environment and Forestry Departments in the target districts.
  • Coordinate closely with district, UNWMZ and Ministry of water and Environment to ensure all designs are of highest standards.
  • Ensure very high standard of technical screening of projects jointly with the district technical team and compile Investment Plans for approval by the District Technical Planning Committees (DTPC) and support capacity building for district and line Ministries
  • Participate in BID committee to provide technical inputs for the selection of contractors and ensure technical specifications are accurate to fast track procurement process and ensure quality assurance
  • Develop a monitoring scheme that includes performance and impact indicators for all infrastructures related activities.
  • Supervise the technical aspects of the projects;
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Ensure the right structures for instance drifts and culverts are constructed in the identified bottlenecks and ensure value for money
  • Inspect and supervise work for quality control and compile inspection report.
  • Ensure project accomplishments according to specifications and targets.
  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
  • Ensure adequate contract management with the support supply chain department (close monitoring of variation, formal communication to contractors, etc.) in line with DRC operational handbook.
  • Processing payment certificates for contractors after completion of works.
  • Participate in training of Project Management Committees (PMC) and Project User Committees (PUCs) together with the district technical team
  • Develop investment plans (costed BOQ) together with supervising engineers.
  • Support the development of the work plan developed by regional managers together with the Program Manager.
  • Together with the Engineering Officers, work on project technical reports
  • Together with Supervising engineers ensure all structures constructed have resilient design structures.

Staff development and management

  • Support Shelter and Settlements project manager in developing objective setting and performance appraisal for Engineering supervisor

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • Participate in quarterly CF and District monitoring, project reviews and evaluations.


  • Provide engineering data and information for preparation of donor reports (E.g. RDE reports, monthly Highlights, quarterly and annual reports).

Additional tasks

  • On request perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimal


  • A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or similar engineering degree.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting landscape level earthworks and passive water harvesting
  • Demonstrate experience in permaculture, agroecology and agroforestry systems
  • Demonstrate experience in natural pond construction
  • Demonstrate knowledge of water and soil chemistry and soil microbiology highly desired.
  • 7 years of post-graduate relevant work experience;
  • 5 years of relevant work experience from a lesser developed country
  • Relevant experience from 3 projects in a similar position;
  • Relevant experience with agricultural related rural infrastructure and Water Resources Management;

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience with donor funded projects and International Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Relevant experience in capacity building and training of teams.
  • Relevant work experience in Northern Uganda


  • A Master’s degree in Civil engineering or similar engineering degree


  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is essential.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the local languages widely spoken in the NURI covered districts, preferably Alur, Lugbara, Luo and Madi.

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies. Advert has been extended till 30-Aug-2022

Equal Opportunity

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

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