Associate, Engineering job at Evidence Action

Evidence Action

Senior Associate, Engineering job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 30 March 2022

Hiring Organization: Evidence Action

Job Details:

About Evidence Action
Our organization was founded in 2013 to address a big gap in the fight against global poverty–many of the most promising interventions are either implemented at a very small scale, or not at all. We set out to address this gap by building programs that would scale evidence-based and cost-effective interventions, leading to significant improvements in quality of life for hundreds of millions of people.
Our model worked. In less than a decade, our two flagship programs, the Deworm the World Initiative and Dispensers for Safe Water, have grown to measurably impact over 280 million people each year. This success is achieved through the dedication and talent of our staff, the hard work of our partners, and the commitment of our supporters.
By 2024, we seek to double our impact. We are strengthening and expanding our existing programs, and working to identify a new generation of evidence-based and cost-effective interventions that we can scale to reach millions more.

Job Purpose
Associate, Engineering position is primarily a workshop/warehouse-based position which plays an important role in the expansion of Chlorine Dispenser and In-Line chlorination programs in delivering safe water and hygiene knowledge in the targeted communities. The position is based at the workshop in (Iganga-Uganda) and reports to the Senior Associate Engineering.
The Associate will be part of the program’s technical team, playing an important role in leading dispenser supply and logistics management, supporting product development activities and contributing to the overall chlorine dispenser safe water and ILC intervention.

Key Responsibilities
Procurement of DSW material
• Place orders for materials as per the projection with support of the procurement specialist.
• Projection of the program requirement
• Hardware/devices Design-Support the Manager: Engineering in making improvement in the design of the Generation 3.5 Liquid Chlorine dispenser and ILC devices.
Dispenser Workshop Management
• Responsible for overall management of the chlorine dispenser hardware and ILC devices assembly.
• Coordinate assembly of chlorine dispenser hardware within quality standards, including management of workshop staff
• Manage workshop finances – including management of petty cash, quarterly budget projections, and internal financial management and billing for chlorine dispenser hardware
• Responsible for managing workshop inventory and maintaining appropriate security
• Act as a liaison between management and staff to make sure priorities are aligned and objectives are achieved
Program Support
• Managing relationships with local suppliers, including production timelines, quality control and general process improvements
• Manage field trials on dispensers for safe water hardware or ILC devices or any other innovation.
Hardware Maintenance
• Monitor hardware functionality in field sites by use data provided by MLIS
• Ensure that the program has the necessary material and tools for dispenser hardware and ILC devices.
• Make design improvement to ensure a robust product in the field
• Training-You will be involved in technical and engineering training to the staff and partners.

Required Competencies and Attributes
• High level of integrity and stewardship
• Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion
• Self-driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
• Good communication skills and mobilization skills. Ability to communicate well within the organization and with the rural communities and local leaders
• Basic leadership skills in managing people, working with communities and teams
• Good computer skills and comfort to advance the skills in a dynamic IT field.
• Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic working environment
• Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast-paced work environment
• Independent, proactive and willing to take initiative
• Enthusiastic to take on a role with significant responsibility while developing personally and professionally
• Keen to quickly step into a position in a fast-paced, rapidly-growing program
• Motivated by the program's high potential for widespread impact on global health
• Interested in a work environment that is flexible, creative, and constantly changing
• Demonstrations of enthusiasm and commitment in the discharge supply and logistics duties

Qualifications, Experience and Skills
• Experience in manufacture, assembly
• 3-5 years work experience
• A Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Product Design
• Experience with injection molding (desired)
• Experience taking a project through different stages in the product lifecycle, from concept to large-scale production and distribution
• Experience developing design specifications, supervising quality control, and conducting field tests of product prototypes

Equal Opportunity Statement
Evidence Action does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Application procedure

Use the link below to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-03-19