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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Engineering Assistant Job at Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

Jobs at:
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Vacancy title:
Engineering Assistant (3)

Deadline of this Job:
7/9/2012.
Job details:
Government of Uganda (GoU) through Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) received a grant from the Government of Japan to increase capabilities to cope with impacts of climate change. The funds among other things are to support a skeletal staff to operate the procured heavy earth moving equipment to develop infrastructure for increasing access to Water for Agricultural Production (irrigation, water for livestock and aquaculture) and to enhance agricultural mechanization as one way to increase capabilities to cope with impacts of climate change.

The Permanent secretary wishes to invite suitably qualifies candidates to fill the following vacant posts.

Title: Engineering Assistant

Salary scale: Attractive, per scale

Terms: Contract

Duties

The incumbent will be responsible for performance of the following duties:
In charge of day to day works operations of the unit
To draw daily schedules in consultation with the Project Engineer and document daily activities
To ensure that all the equipment are in good working condition
To ensure that the machines are serviced, oiled, cleaned and washed and are always parked well.
To ensure that the minor repairs are carried out as per schedule.
To ensure that Log books for each machine are in order
Responsible for Stores records ledgers.
To write weekly reports on field work activities.
Any other duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Requirement:
Diploma in Agricultural Engineering/Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
Five years experience in a Government or private management of equipment.

Knowledge and skills
Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills
Must be self motivated and self driven and able to meet deadlines.
Must be able to work and reside under field/rural conditions.

Experience: 5

Job application procedure

Applications should be filled on Public Service form 3 (Revised) and submitted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries P.O. Box 34518, Kampala not later than 7/9/2012. The forms can be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters and government ministries and departments. Applicants who will not hear from the ministry on completion of the recruitment and selection exercise should consider themselves unsuccessful.

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