Deadline: 26 April, 2021

Location: Adjumani, Uganda

Plan International is seeking to fill the role of Field Engineer.

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


  • Provide management with the necessary information/data to efficiently and effectively take decisions to deliver on engineering work
  • Ensure all operational aspects follow and meet all global, country and statutory policies, guidelines
  • Ensure timely development and submission of project BoQs
  • Supervise and monitor the technical aspects of construction, with strong focus on safety, ensuring quality implementation of the projects in line with the standards in the Building Bills of Quantities
  • Train and guide the field team members on daily monitoring of construction
  • Support the procurement process of contractors in line with Plan International procurement guidelines
  • Write and submit periodic project reports to the supervisor
  • Liaison with key stakeholders, such as district engineers, in respect to the construction work
  • Institute processes and mechanisms for inspection and supervision of contractors’ work up to completion, including the defects liability period
  • Represent Plan International Uganda at the kick-off of major construction projects and during routine and non-routine meetings with contractors
  • Develop designs for different infrastructural projects, including school construction, latrines, health units, boreholes, in conformity to the specifications and the contract
  • Ensure quality and professional workmanship is done by the contractor according to best building practices and the employer’s approval
  • Conduct verification/assessment of school infrastructure needs in the districts and execute mechanisms for supervision and monitoring of construction during the execution of construction/civil work
  • Assess quality of work and approve each critical stage of construction
  • Supervise contractors’ compliance with the Social Environment Action Plan (SEAP) as provided in the construction contract
  • Provide cost control, valuing and certification of works, including preparation of a detailed payment certificate, and recommendation of contractors payment
  • Prepare final inspection, formal takeover, and certificate of completion to the contractor
  • Prepare inception, monthly progress, and draft/final completion reports
  • Follow up any issue that may arise during the defects liability period


  • University degree in Civil Engineering/Quantity Surveying
  • Three years, minimum, of post-qualification experience
  • Three years, minimum, of experience in the humanitarian development field
  • Excellent knowledge and demonstrated experience in development of bills of quantities for various infrastructure development
  • Excellent knowledge and demonstrated experience in management of big and multiple construction projects
  • Excellent skills in risk management and demonstrated ability of managing audits
  • Excellent computer knowledge especially engineering software
  • Excellent knowledge and use of Microsoft Office applications like Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Flexibility and ability to multitask under pressure
  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing environment
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate at different levels and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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