Danish Refugee Council

Deadline: 19 October, 2020

Location: Lamwo, Uganda

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is seeking to fill the role of Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant.

DRC carries out its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs).


  • Set up, plan, supervise and monitor the implementation of infrastructure activities
  • Participate in the planning process and in the validation of parish development plans (PDPs)
  • Supervise and monitor the work of masons, participating communities and contractors
  • Support baseline data collection and implementation of the technical and economic/impact assessment
  • Request materials to be purchased and ensure the right materials are delivered
  • Assess the activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources
  • Together with the shelter and infrastructure officer, work on project technical reports
  • Liaise with all internal and external stakeholders of the infrastructure projects
  • Ensure the protection and safety of workers/beneficiaries at project sites in close collaboration with the shelter and infrastructure officer and team leader
  • Ensure regular communication between communities at the project implementation sites and DRC
  • In consultation with the shelter and infrastructure officer, facilitate approval of site settings for specific infrastructure and water resources management work activities
  • Monitor progress of infrastructure and water resources management activities on day-to-day basis to ensure that communities and contracted companies comply with approved specifications and work-plan
  • Liaise with the shelter and infrastructure officer and team leader to share possible obstacles to ongoing activities in order to get best solutions
  • Provide update/highlights on progress of civil work activities on weekly basis
  • Ensure adequate and timely supply of materials by suppliers and contracted companies in order to minimise unnecessary delays or interruptions of works in accordance with the work-plan
  • Ensure contractors avail adequate labour force, visitors register books and instruction notebooks on site
  • Liaise with district engineering departments to allocate sites necessary for development of infrastructures
  • Document and share key lessons and recommendations based on performance of specific contractors in order to help improve the quality of other infrastructure and   water resources management works
  • In liaison with the shelter and infrastructure officer, prepare designs and BoQs for any additional works identified during implementation of specific civil work contracts and accordingly advice the NURI team on other available cost effective means
  • Take lead in guiding the NURI team and government counterparts during joint field inspections to specific implementation sites


  • Bachelor’s degree/diploma in Civil/Construction Engineering or other related fields
  • Three years, minimum, of practical field experience in construction works for bachelor’s degree holders and five years of experience for diploma holders
  • Experience in Uganda is an advantage
  • Experience in technical assessment and screening of infrastructure works
  • Experience in setting out roads, drainage structures, water ponds, valley tanks, etc
  • Experience in supervision of shelter and infrastructure works
  • Experience in managing work force
  • Ability to understand and clearly interpret work specifications and drawings
  • Ability to use engineering software, such as AutoCAD, and MS Office applications

To apply and for more information, click here.

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