Program Support Engineer

at Department of Transport and Planning
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 15, 2024
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


About the job

Position Outcomes / Accountabilities

The position outcomes involve providing specialised project support to delivery teams, including coordinating meetings, maintaining project records, managing contracts, and ensuring stakeholder relationships are effectively developed and maintained. Additionally, the role involves contributing expertise to project management, ensuring compliance with financial and procurement processes, promoting safe team operations, and being adaptable to additional duties as assigned within the scope of employment.

Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in the role, the ideal candidate will possess applied expertise in project delivery, critical thinking, and problem-solving, demonstrated by effectively defining tasks, monitoring progress, and resolving issues. Additionally, foundational skills in stakeholder management and a practical understanding of business and commercial acumen are essential, ensuring efficient operations, clear communication with stakeholders, and accountability in engagements with external vendors.

Personal Attributes

On a personal level, the candidate will be characterised by flexibility and adaptability, readily embracing changes, and collaborating effectively with teams both within and outside their organisation. They will demonstrate outcomes-oriented thinking, fostering a sense of purpose within their team by aligning their work with the strategic direction of the branch and organization, and will excel in working collaboratively, promoting a supportive team environment, and facilitating information-sharing to address challenges collectively.

Qualifications And Experience


  • Proven experience in project delivery support role in a large organization or in a government department.
  • Experience and proficient in MS Office packages, MS Planner, MS Project, Zycus, Oracle, MS Teams, Share points and other project delivery related tool.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and influencing skills.
  • Proven ability to be flexible and adaptive in a fast-paced delivery environment.


  • Formal qualification (or working towards) Project Management, Business Administration or similar.
  • Construction induction training (white card)
  • Traffic control and management certification

What We Offer

  • Meaningful work making Victorian communities more accessible and liveable
  • Professional growth and development opportunities across the department and the wider Victorian Public Services
  • A hybrid working model focused on collaboration and teamwork
  • Optimal work-life balance initiatives including flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunity to work across multiple urban and suburban hubs
  • We prioritise the development of a safe and inclusive culture

Culture Value

We are an equal opportunity employer, embracing a diverse range of applicants such as veterans, and people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA community members, individuals with disabilities and/or health conditions, as well as those from varied faith and cultural backgrounds. At our department, we prioritize the development of a safe, inclusive, and high-performance culture through shared actions and behaviours that align with our strategy and direction. This empowers our employees to effectively contribute to our goals.

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