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Construction Coordinator Job Vacancy: CARE International in Kenya

CARE International in Kenya is seeking to recruit dynamic and highly motivated individuals of high moral character and professional integrity to fill the following position within our Emergency and Refugee Operations (ERO) Programme in Dadaab, North Eastern Province.

Construction Coordinator 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Administration Manager, the Construction Coordinator will be responsible for all Building, Civil Engineering and maintenance works for CARE projects and premises in Dadaab camps and Dadaab Main Office (DMO).

Major responsibilities involve preliminary surveys/inspection of

all structures with a view of recommending remedial work to be carried upon to the CARE facilities, project planning, drawing of building plans, preparation of BoQs and cost estimate for the work to be carried upon, conduct projects and technical follow-up of project progress.

Ensure that works is done as per drawings, technical specification and to the highest standard.

The construction Coordinator may be seconded temporarily to other sectors for the implementation of projects

Key Responsibilities and tasks:
  • Project planning for construction or rehabilitation works of CARE Kenya's Refugees Assistance Programs (RAP) buildings, especially the construction and rehabilitation of classrooms, offices, staff rooms, and other buildings
  • Continuous survey/inspection of the condition of existing buildings with a view of recommending the remedial measure to be carried upon.
  • Supervision & Approval of work done by the contractor/ or sub contractors to ensure work is done as per drawings, technical specification and high quality standard.
  • Carry out survey/inspection on the state of existing buildings or surveys for new projects as requested by sectors
  • Maintains an inventory of fixed assets of CARE Kenya's RAP in the camps and in DMO and updates the inventory on fixed assets quarterly
  • Prepare preliminary and final cost estimate of material for proposed works
  • Prepares sketches, interprets construction plans and specifications of works
  • Investigates and reports all accidents and injuries in order to determine effective corrective measures
  • Ensure realization of verifiable and timely documentation and reporting for all contract deliverables
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • BSc. in Civil Engineering or a Higher National Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering from a reputable institution or National Diploma in Building/Civil Engineering.
  • Proficiency in use of Engineering design software in AutoCAD/ArchiCAD is a MUST.
  • Proficiency in project management softwares like MS Project or Primavera Project Planner will be an added advantage.
  • Construction work supervisory experience in building/civil construction or maintenance and repair, supplemented by similar capacity preferably in a camp set-up.
  • Degree or HND holder must have 4 years progressive experience , those with Diploma must have 7 years progressive experience in construction works
  • Effective verbal, presentation and listening communications skills in both spoken and written English language. Excellent knowledge of Kiswahili
  • Posses cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics

Qualified candidates are invited to send their applications together with curriculum vitae, a day time telephone number, the address (including email addresses) and telephone contacts of three professional referees one whom should be your current or last supervisor, Current /last salary and expectation, including daytime to the following address: - to: vacancies @ on or before 26th March 2010.

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