Assistant Project Engineers x2 at ZOA

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  • Company: ZOA
  • Location: Uganda
  • State: Uganda
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Engineering Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

ZOA, as an international NGO, supports people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover – providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region, and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners. We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues.

In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat). ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.

ZOA is looking for : Assistant Project Engineer -Education( 2 position ) for Amudat & West Nile

Purpose of the position

The Assistant Project Engineer will assist in the construction project. Will contribute to the planning and design of the project, allocating resources to each of the project stages and overseeing the engineering processes of the construction project.

Tasks, responsibilities and competencies. General Provides technical support in engineering activities during technical design and implementation. Prepares technical drawings and design for engineering structures in line with pre-approved guidelines and develops bills of quantities. Ensures and obtains approval and recommendation from the district engineering department for construction works. Ensures construction works conform to environmental standards and within the legal frameworks of GOU. Ensures that contractors adhere to the ZOA code of conducts and ZOA child protection policy. Participates actively in site and coordination meetings of the respective settlements. Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor in line with the project.


Provide timely and accurate progress. report to supervisor for reporting purposes. Prepare and submit well written success stories. Supervise all construction works and provide technical advice to contractors, ZOA and makes recommendations to PM. Verifies completion of works and prepare all certificates of payments. Reports to the supervisor on construction works with weekly reports supported by quality pictures of various construction sites. Provide any other verbal and written reports to ZOA management as required.


Experience with design programmes like ARCH CAD or AUTO CAD. Degree or Diploma in civil engineering, civil engineering technology or similar. At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position as construction engineer or hardware activities in the relevant field of specialization. Experience in working in large projects with hardware activities funded by institutional donors is an added advantage. Understanding of the local contexts culture and languages is an added advantages. Good spoken and command of English. Skills & Attitude Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity ,Flexibility Good communication and writing skills Self-motivator and able to work with minimal supervision Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid riding permit

How to apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates with the required qualification, experience, knowledge, skills, and attitude should send their applications to

Applications should only include the following: cover letter and an updated CV (with three professional referees) of which two must be 2 professional references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer, and 1 character reference could be your pastor or priest.

Deadline: 12th August 2021, Indicate only ‘Application e.g. Assistant Project Engineer- Education and the preferred location in the subject line.

Qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 12 August. 2021