NGO Jobs – Construction Supervisor at Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)

Organisation: Habitat
for Humanity International (HFHI)
Duty Station:  Uganda

About HFHI:
Habitat for Humanity
International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The
purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty
housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of
conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and
religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for
Humanity has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational
Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in
Manilla, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for
our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe,
the Middle East and Africa work.

Job Summary: The Construction
Supervisor will closely supervise and monitor the construction process while
ensuring that decent houses are built for OVC and other selected households in
accordance with HFHU principles; by the contracted local firms that have the
capacity to build decent houses. The incumbent will routinely travel in the
operational areas covered by HFHU to provide support.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Understand
    and articulates the Mission and policies of HFHU to local leaders,
    beneficiaries and community members to uphold the same.
  • Makes
    sure of quality construction by maintaining standard procedures and
    guidelines for construction.
  • In
    charge of preparing certificates for the local construction firms at all
  • Works
    in consultation with the contractor 
    or his representatives on the site to ensure quality work
  • Ensure
    that the selected OVC house beneficiaries have put enough materials on
    site as their contribution before local construction firms are attached.
  • Send
    monthly and quarterly construction updates to the OVC Program Coordinator
    and the Construction Specialist.
  • Ensure
    that the organizational construction policies and guidelines are followed
    at all times during the construction of the houses.
  • Develop
    construction specification and management i.e. prepare Bills of
    Quantities/Materials for the selected house designs.
  • Ensure
    that all building materials used in the construction of OVC houses are of
    the quality as recommended by the Organization.
  • Actively
    monitors and evaluates the construction work flow as per the given work
  • Performs
    any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a High Diploma in Building and
    Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized or equivalent
  • At
    least three years’ experience in construction management work for a
    non-governmental organization or a reputable international organization.
  • Prior
    exposure and experience in supervising construction works and inventory
  • Hands-on
    experience in working with community based structures
  • Experience
    in drawings, developing of BOQs and construction budgets
  • Ability
    to work effectively independently or in a team environment or with
    colleagues from different backgrounds
  • Possess
    excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent
    inter-personal skills; demonstrating diplomacy and tact
  • Highly
    pro-active and self-disciplined
  • Ability
    to live and work in a challenging environment with regular travel to field
  • Competent
    in Windows-CAD programme, MS Office programs and internet
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, a detailed CV including
telephone contacts and names and day telephone contacts of two professional
referees. Applications should be submitted by email to:

The Human Resource Department
at the E-mail address below;

Email to:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 31st July 2015

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