Construction Officer-National Contract

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern, West Nile and Central regions of Uganda. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Role Purpose:

To manage the construction of structures at field level. The position holder will ensure that construction works are professionally done in accordance to the designs and specifications with regards to quality, cost, time, and safety. This involves close liaison with logistics, procurement, and senior program officers in the program, as well as coordination with other operational agencies in our areas. The role will require approximately 60% time in the field - site and 40% time at the field offices.

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Contractual Status: National

Location: Multiple Locations

Qualification and Experience;

  • A minimum of a Higher diploma in Civil and Building engineering or any relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in handling construction projects generally and in emergency situation or conflict/post conflict situations in a reputable organization, preferably an international NGO
  • Experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in Humanitarian interventions
  • Ability to speak local language and directly interact with target group will be an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.


  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during peak times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

Location: Uganda, Uganda

Permanent - Full-Time

Closing date: Sunday 13 January 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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