Project Manager

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5323/17961
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR, KEMC, Kenya
Duty station Kampala, Uganda
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration 12 Months
Application period 21-May-2019 to 04-Jun-2019


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Uganda is currently the largest host country in Africa with estimated 1.3 million refugees. The trend of refugees settling in Uganda has been increasing since 2009. For example, in 2009, the population of refugees was approximately 200,000 people and has sharply increased to over 1.3 million leading in to 2018. These acute changes in population size are due to various socio-political instabilities such as the continuous and increasing cycles of armed conflicts in surrounding countries. Particularly, the latest conflict in South Sudan since July 2016 which has largely contributed to continued influx of refugees in the West Nile regions of Uganda.

JICA conducted an assessment titled, Study on Refugee Hosting Communities in the West Nile Sub-Region of Uganda. The target areas for the study were the five (5) districts of the West Nile sub region namely: Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Moyo and Yumbe. The study produced an in-depth situation assessment and needs identification analysis of the social infrastructure in the health, education, WASH roads and small- scale bridges sector.

Within the list of priority projects in the Roads and Small Scale Bridges (RB) sector of the JICA Study and at the request of UNHCR Uganda, the Nyara Bridge is among the four small scale bridges identified that require to be constructed urgently. The proposed bridge will connect Ofua Zone in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement to Omugo Zone in the Rhino Camp Extension Settlement.

For the long term, the proposed Nyara Bridge offers a variety of solutions to both refugees and host communities. For example, through government policy, refugees are given land to grow vegetation to provide self-sustenance while simultaneously enabling them to trade grown crops for profit. These profit crops attract Ugandan traders to the refugee settlements; thus, refugees have the ability to operate as a functional and direct actors in the supply chain. Due to situations like this, the bridge would act as a sustainable entry point for both refugees and host communities to produce robust livelihoods and create holistic paths of local integration. The bridge would also enable the promotion of peaceful coexistence and integration by connecting people, goods and services.



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Advanced University  (Master ́s) Degree in Civil Engineering or other relev...

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