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The National Council for Law Reporting is a state corporation established by the National Council for Law Reporting Act, 1994. 

The statutory mandate of the Council is to publish the official Kenya Law Reports which are compilations of the decisions of the superior courts of Kenya, and the revision and updating the Laws of Kenya. 

The Council is a leading publisher of public legal information.

The Council is looking for highly organized and self-motivated professionals to serve in the following positions:

Clerk of Works 

1 Position

Ref: NCLR/ HR /2013/53

Reporting to: The Project Manager
Terms of Employment: Three (3) months contract

Key Tasks

Duties and responsibilities will entail:-
·                     Ensure that work is carried out to the standards, specification, and correct materials, and workmanship meet specifications and work is completed on schedule.;
·                     Become familiar with all the relevant drawings and written instructions, checking them, and using them as a reference when inspecting work;
·                     Make visual inspections;
·                     Take measurements and samples on site to make sure that the work and materials meet specifications and quality standards;
·                     Become familiar with legal requirements and ensuring that the work complies with them;
·                     Have a working knowledge of health and safety legislation and bringing any shortfalls observed to the CEO/Editor of the Council ;
·                     Advise the contractor about certain aspects of the work, particularly when something has gone wrong but this advice should not be interpreted as an instruction.
·                     Responsible for the inspection of the workmanship and practices of contractors. To witness testing, commissioning and balancing of engineering installations
·                     Ensure all variations to the contract are reasonable and cost effective and be able to agree on monthly valuations of works completed to date.
·                     Prepare schedules of defects and to certify rectifications of snagging items
·                     Required to keep up to date with changes in construction methods, statutory legislation and carry out continued professional development.
·                     Participate in the arrangement for the feed-back of information from building projects
·                     Deliver projects on time and within budget
·                     Identify technical problems on site, to recommend corrective action and to issue Clerk of Works directions as authorized.
Person Specifications:
For appointment to this position, a candidate must:-
·                     Have served for at least two (2) years’ in a similar position;
·                     Diploma in building and construction, architecture or civil engineering. .
·                     Have strong written and communication skills;
·                     Have an adept to conduct research into project-related issues and products;
·                     Have Certificate in computer applications;
·                     Have good interpersonal, presentation and communication skills;
The National Council for Law Reporting is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with its constitutional obligations under The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 particularly Articles 22(3) and 232(h), the Council encourages qualified and suitable persons from minority groups, or marginalized communities and persons with disabilities to apply for this vacancy.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter showing their current or last engagement and earnings and their curriculum vitae to the following address: on or before May 3, 2013.

Candidates who canvass for these positions will be disqualified. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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