Shelter and infrastructure Assistant-Public Works

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Job title: Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant- Public Works

Reporting to: Team Leader-Shelter and Infrastructure

Technical line manager: Project Support Manager

Direct reports: Team Leader -Shelter and Infrastructure

Overall purpose of the role:
The Infrastructure Assistant will be purely responsible for strategic intervention and supervision of the labour intensive infrastructure activities in the areas assigned.

Coordination and Representation

  • Report to the Shelter and Infrastructure Team Leader while executing out programmed activities in all the sub counties assigned.
  • Related linkages representing the organization within its internal guidelines/standards and those of donor partners.
  • Attend and represent the interests of DRC in all infrastructure related meetings with the Lower Local Governments and Coordination Function.
  • Represent DRC to the Local Authorities and other stakeholders in the district of operation as assigned.
  • Mobilize and sensitize communities on NURI project activities
  • Participate in radio talk shows on public works activities in area assigned

Project Implementation

  • Mobilize and sensitize communities within the project operation areas assigned to you.
  • Supervise delivery of materials to project sites in Sub County of assignment.
  • Supervise the implementation of infrastructure projects/Public works in area of jurisdiction.
  • Ensure that proper groups’ attendance registers are accurately logged, updated and displayed to facilitate cash payment to NURI project beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that DRC program/activities are carried out with pace, effectiveness, efficiency and in compliance with Internal/Donor and National policies/Operational Standards/Rural infrastructure/water resources management manual.
  • Ensure all relevant local stakeholders are involved in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the infrastructure projects.
  • Ensure safe custody of tools and other assets of organization in his/her possession.
  • Uphold DRC code of conduct.
  • Organize trainings for Project Management Committee (PMC), Project User Committee (PUC)
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Attend to any other duties assigned

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 2 year of relevant work experience in the field of public works.
  • Experience in public works in northern Uganda and West Nile
  • Excellent Computer skills in MS word, excel
  • Experience with following standard procedures and guidelines
  • Advanced English proficiency
  • Fluency in English and local languages is a must
  • Must have a valid ridding permit

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. "

Diploma or degree in the following areas: - Development studies, Social Sciences, Agriculture/ Forestry, Engineering and any other related field

Fluency in Madi, Lugbara, kakwa, Nubian and Arabic are a must.

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. Applications close on 27th June 2019.

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.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit


Application due:



Contract type:
National contract


Danish Demining Group (DDG) is widely recognised as provider of efficient and community-oriented solutions to human security problems caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war as well as small arms and light weapons.

DDG is part of DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, and which is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

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