Quantity Surveyor NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:      Quantity Surveyor
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit
organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health
specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity
Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory
services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John
Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary: The Quantity
Surveyor will work in liaison with the Facilities Engineer and Operations
Manager, to establish and maintain standards of excellence for facility
maintenance and modification. The incumbent will also participate in engaging
and supervising contractors – ensuring that they work up to the expected
standard and within the time and cost limits.
Key Duties and
Planning and Budgeting:
  • Actively participate in the development of
    annual operations budget by pricing/forecasting cost of different
    materials needed for projects
  • Support the Facilities Engineer to monitor
    actual operations expenses.
  • Develop or review engineering drawings,
    plans measurements and development of internal estimates for Works to be
  • Review quotations and bids by potential
    contractors – ensuring that they meet IDI requirements and are economical
  • The incumbent will craft and recommend
    optional quality solutions, where necessary
  • Supervise / oversee Works carried out by
    contractors ensuring that they meet quality specifications and that Works
    are carried out within time limits
  • Consult with Architects, Engineers and
    contractors with respect to repairs and / or renovations
  • Prepare tender documents, budgets, bills
    of quantities, Specifications and other contractual documentation.
  • Write reports on projects including
    explaining major variations from budget.
  • Tasked with the valuation of works carried
    out and preparation of interim Certificates of payment for Construction
  • Keenly track changes to design and/ or
    construction work and adjusting the budget projections accordingly.
  • Perform any other duties that management
    may assign to you from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Infectious
    Diseases Institute (IDI) Quantity Surveyor job opportunity should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, Building
    Economics or related discipline.
  • The applicant must also be a registered
    member of the Institute of Surveyors Uganda (ISU) at a minimum of graduate
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    construction Project Management of construction and renovation works with
    a variety of building and infrastructure projects
  • Excellent communication skills – both
    verbal and written; including ability to negotiate with potential contractors/service
  • Previous experience in managing
    /supervising contractors.
  • Knowledge of maintenance trade procedures,
    equipment, tools and supplies commonly used to support the installation,
    maintenance and repair of building, tools and equipment.
  • Experience in working on Health sector
    infrastructure projects is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and
  • Skills in assessing conditions and
    standard of buildings equipment and completed work
  • Working knowledge of occupational hazards
    and standard health and safety practices
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of
    general building construction and renovations.
  • Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge
    of MS Excel, MS Project and the ability to learn how to use specialist
    software (CAD, Microsoft project)
  • Excellent relationship-building and
    interpersonal skills
  • Team working
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate
  • Keen attention to detail and a methodical
    approach to work
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons may apply through e-mail
or hand-deliver their application letter with a detailed CV, naming at least
two referees, to:
The Manager, Human Resources,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala.
E-mail to: hr@idi.co.ug
Deadline:  28th April 2017
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