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

Job Title:  Construction
Officer, Emergency Response

Organisation: CARE

Duty Station: 

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

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: 

technical assistance in the construction of classrooms and health facility

  • 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
  • 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

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: clearly indicating the job title in the email

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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