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Merlin (UK) Construction Manager Job in Southern Sudan

Merlin (UK) an International Non-Governmental Organization specializing in the provision of health care worldwide is looking for qualified Sudanese national to fill the following position within its Torit Project, South Sudan Programme
Under general supervision of the Senior Health Coordinator, he or she provides pharmacy services to the compound and health facilities supported by MERLIN. With the help of the facility in-charge, prepares and maintains all necessary records on drugs received, dispensed and available stock balance. Ensures that drugs inventory is regularly done and stock cards are filled in as is required
Position: Construction Manager
Responsible to: Project Coordinator
Location: Torit, Eastern Equatorial State – Southern Sudan
Overall Responsibilities
Be responsible for planning and ensuring the proper completion of renovations and construction at the base and Merlin supported Health Facilities including managing all construction staff.
Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Plan, in consultation with SHC and PC construction and rehabilitation works on the Merlin compound and health facilities
  • Prepare all documentation according to Merlin policies on construction and procurement
  • Select suppliers, contractors and labourers according to Merlin’s policies and ensuring that local communities are included in the process and that local labourers are used for construction
  • Supervise all construction works including supervising contractors and labourers to ensure the construction plan is followed, stays on schedule and on budget
  • Submit reports and updates on work progress regularly
  • Undertake any other duties as may occasionally be requested by the Field Logistics Officer
Minimum Job Requirements:
Work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in construction and management of construction teams
Technical Competencies
  • Excellent communication skills including spoken & written English
  • Ability to keep teams up to date with relevant information and produce timely reports
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure whilst giving attention to details
  • Initiative and flexibility and willingness to work extra hours or spend period of time in the field
  • Good computer skills
  • Knowledge of Arabic and / or local language desirable.
  • At least 3 years experience in construction management
  • Previous experience working with an International NGO preferred
Closing date for receipt of application will be 15th August 2010.
Applications should be e-mailed to or hand delivered at Merlin SS Country office located at Block 3K South Plot No.461, Tomping, Juba – Southern Sudan.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis.
The Merlin South Sudan Programme is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate on the basis of tribe, gender, race, creed, religion, pregnancy and colour.

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