Job Posting
Uganda Bridge Site Assessor

Location: Uganda Deadline for Applications: November 10, 2019

Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) is an international non-governmental organization that specializes in the design and construction of pedestrian footbridges. We are on the hunt for reliable Bridge Site Assessors to complete a bridge needs assessment in the Western Region of Uganda. These individuals would be responsible for visiting hundreds of river crossings in need of a footbridge and collect social and technical information about each river crossing and a potential footbridge.

In order to collect accurate and reliable information, the successful candidate will need to have a strong technical background in engineering, architecture and/or surveying and be able to apply this in a practical setting. Bridges to Prosperity will provide training but candidates need to be quick learners.  In addition to this, the nature of the work requires the candidate to have strong communication skills as they will be interacting with a wide range of stakeholders including, but not limited to; community leaders, institutional and governmental representatives, donors as well as the national and international team of Bridges to Prosperity.  The position also requires someone that can work independently as the majority of the work will be independent work outside of the office.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with local government authorities and village leaders to enquire about footbridges needed in their communities.
  • Log all bridge requests into Bridges to Prosperity’s online database.
  • Assess potential bridge sites for technical feasibility and social need, according to B2P procedures
  • Conduct social surveys with local residents
  • Learn B2P’s bridge design standards and methodology.

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering or relevant fields (Engineering, Architecture,etc)
  • Fluent in English, Luganda, and Runyankole (preferred)
  • Familiar with survey equipment (i.e. auto level, range finder, etc)
  • Competent in Microsoft office (particularly Word & Excel)
  • Flexible, capable of working alone.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to live/travel in upcountry conditions
  • Own a smartphone (mandatory) and laptop (preferred)

Location

This assignment will require field work in the Western Region of Uganda for 90% of the time with 1-2 weeks of initial training completed in Kampala and 1-3 days of work in Kampala per month. The use of public transportation, including boda bodas, will be required.

Sound like you? Tell us a bit more about yourself below by 11/10/19 by submitting a personalized cover letter and resume in a single combined PDF.

We have seen firsthand the benefits of a diverse team, and the strength that comes with diversity in experience, background, and perspective. We strongly encourage applications from individuals that would bring a unique or underrepresented perspective to our organization.