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Fresher Construction Officer, Emergency Response NGO Job Careers - CARE International


Organisation: CARE International
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Emergency Team Leader

About US:
CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, formerly Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe) is a major international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental. It is one of the largest and oldest humanitarian aid organizations focused on fighting global poverty.

Job Summary:  The Construction Officer’s primary responsibility is to coordinate and supervise infrastructure improvement in schools and health facilities in Kyangwali refugee Settlement, liaise with District and partners in the Shelter Working Groups and provide construction expertise and guidance to other CARE staff, CARE contractors and Community Based Facilitators in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement. The Construction Officer is responsible for ensuring technical quality of the constructions at field level. S/he will be responsible for providing technical advice, monitoring and supervision for contractors during, and after constructions. S/he will be supervising and directly working with the contractors, other CARE staff and humanitarian agencies at settlement level to ensure that the objectives of the project are achieved. S/he will work together with the district and other agencies teams to ensure that project activities at field level are implemented in the most effective and efficient way.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
 Provide technical assistance in the construction of classrooms and health facility structures
  • Interpret building plans and supervise the construction of the housing projects, as per specifications and schedules.
  • In charge of preparing work plans, materials schedules, activity schedules and other relevant documentation in a timely manner, for proper planning and execution of projects.
  • Supervise and evaluate works of pieceworkers/sub - contractors. (this assumes in-house projects)
  • Compile and prepare monthly project progress reports, weekly project briefs and cost capture reports.
  • Measure and evaluate works done and prepare payment certificates.
  • Evaluate the quality of materials supplied to project sites and manage their usage.
  • Ensure a clean, safe and reliable work environment at project sites - with the target of zero incidences and accidents.
  • Address technical issues / monitor amendments to the constructions when requested to the contractors, in order to meet the minimum humanitarian standards for construction quality and safety;
  • Ensure construction inspection and validation of works is regularly carried out and duly documented by using: a CUG checklist for safe and appropriate construction (quality control checklist); and a handover/completion of works certificate;
  • Identify key issues with labour and school and health facility authorities, and solve them on the spot when possible; when not possible report to the Shelter Specialist as direct supervisor or the Emergency Response Manager for support in rapid program solving;
  • Provide inputs in the adjustment and review process of the constructions design, materials specifications, Bill of Quantities (BOQ), construction monitoring tools, etc.;
Participate in the construction programme planning, M&E and reporting activities.
  • Ensure regular monitoring of construction and quality control of the construction activities carried out by the contractors’ teams;
  • Provide daily/weekly reports on the construction progress and forecasts to the Shelter Specialist, as requested;
  • Feed into the preparation of weekly and monthly reports to the CO, donors, District, OPM and UNHCR.
Develop, maintain and strengthen relations with authorities and agencies working in the same settlement and/or technical area.
  • Attend field inter-agency coordination meetings, ensuring a clear communication about constructions available as well as challenges identified;
  • Liaise daily with OPM, District and Education, Health partners (UNHCR, MTI, WI) to ensure a smooth communication and planning for construction activities (Site identification, quality monitoring, site supervision during construction);
  • Ensure close and good relationships and coordination with relevant actors at field-level inter-agency and inter-sectoral levels.
Contribute to programme quality and development
  • Develop and improve the existing methodology for quality control of construction as needed;
  • Collaborate with CI Technical Advisors when visiting the project site(s) to continuously improve the quality of the intervention;
  • Ensure attention to PSHEA, gender and GBV is mainstreamed at all times in the construction sites and contractors including their staff are aware;
Others:  Perform any other program related duties as assigned by supervisor which will facilitate achievement of program deliverables.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Degree in Civil Engineering, or a closely related and relevant discipline, from a recognized University.
  • At least two years of humanitarian aid experience, preferably in emergency construction projects in refugee settlements;
  • Experience of construction management & site management; including design of structures and making BoQs
  • Ability to run construction trainings/demonstration sessions;
  • Familiarity with inter-sectoral coordination with humanitarian actors, local and national authorities;
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills;
  • Good advocacy and communication skills;
  • Possess analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Awareness of protection issues as applied to emergency settings, with special attention to the needs of women and children.
  • Competencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of CARE core values and principles;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills;
  • Ability to work with MS-Office;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Arabic preferred;
  • Strong self-organizational skills;
  • Pro-active and helpful attitude, ready to take on variety of new tasks and adjust to rapidly changing context and needs;
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines; and
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.

How to Apply:
Candidates who are interested in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email: ugarecruitment@care.org clearly indicating the job title in the email subject.

NB: Please note that when you are successful for the above position, CARE will need verified copies of your academic documents.

Deadline: 14th September 2019

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