Construction Associate Jobs – EarthEnable Uganda


Organization: EarthEnable

Duty Station:
Multiple locations in Eastern Uganda

Reports to: Manager
of Districts

About US:

At EarthEnable, we
believe that our clients deserve our very best, that morning high-fives are the
best way to start the day, and that the best ideas could come from any part of
the company. We celebrate each other’s wins, learn from our setbacks, and are
deeply proud of the impact we make every day. We believe that a clean,
dust-free floor means more than living in a healthy home. It means pride and
dignity in the place our customers most treasure: their homes. Being a part of
our team means more than building floors: it means building an organization and
building a better future for rural families.

What We Do:

EarthEnable is
transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across
rural Rwanda. 80% of Rwandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty,
unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While
replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g.
reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is
unaffordable for many who need it.

addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality, earthen
floors that are 80% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embedded energy.
Earthen floors are already prevalent in modern homes in the United States and
are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and laterite). EarthEnable
trains and hires local masons to install the floors which are sealed using a
proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished. In our
first 3 years of operations, EarthEnable has installed over 400,000 square feet
of flooring and employed over 100 Rwandese staff (and generated jobs and income
for an additional 100 masons).

Job Summary:  The Construction Associate will work with our
operation team at one of our District offices. The person is responsible for
overseeing the district construction team including masons and supervisors.
This role has a wide range of responsibilities including mason management,
inventory management, logistics, and auditing of quality. We are looking for
someone who is adept at detailed planning, logistics, a quick learner, and a
self-starter. He or she will work closely with the District Manager to ensure
that we build both the quantity and quality of floors required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensuring that floors within your district meet the standard of
    quality set by the Regional Operations Manager and the quality assurance
  • Overseeing logistics surrounding procurement and movement of
    materials and materials usage.     
  • Training construction supervisors and supervise mason trainings
  • Managing 1-5 construction supervisors and up to 50 contracted masons
  • Conducting daily spot checks of ongoing construction.
  • Ensuring equipment and material movements to clients are logged into
    inventory system
  • Ensuring Salesforce and reporting is up-to-date.
  • Supporting management team in strategizing around operational cost
    reductions and improvements to quality
  • Any other duty that may be assigned to you by your manager from time
    to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma though preference will be given to
    those with a background in construction management, civil engineering,
    environmental sciences, or logistics
  • Two years of work experience with at least one year of managing
    several people
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to manage contract
  • Manage complex scheduling and logistics of large numbers of staff
    and materials
  • Ability to work independently
  • Fluency in English and Lusoga
  • Strong skills MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Positive attitude, self-starter, entrepreneurial spirit, sense of
    humor and willingness to learn new things
  • Commitment to excellence, outstanding work ethic, and attention to
  • Resourcefulness and creative problem solving

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below. Please in
your cover letter what excites you most about this role, and what you
think will be most challenging about it.

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