Senior Commercial Manager Job Placement – Aga Khan University (AKU)

Title:          Senior Commercial Manager
Organization: Aga Khan University
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Project Director, AKU-East Africa
About US:
Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private,
autonomous and self—governing international university, with 13 teaching sites
in 6 countries over three continents. An integral part of the Aga Khan
Development Network, AKU provides higher education in several disciplines,
carries out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon
8) and over 325 ouneach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost
2,500 students and 14,000 staff. The University is both a model of academic
excellence and an agent of social change. As an international institution, AKU
operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.
Job Summary:  The Senior Commercial Manager will coordinate
and oversee commercial management for the design and delivery of capital
projects across East Africa, working collaboratively with contractors,
consultants and other project members to ensure a consistent and quality
delivery of a cost effective and customer focused service. This position will
be based in Kampala, Uganda..
Key Duties and
Cost control throughout projects from start to
Be point of contact for clients and coordinate
with other consultants
Make r at cost checks as well as regular
valuations to ensure that it is in with the cost reports
Head up a team will perform pre and post
contract duties on, large new builds as Well as refurbishments and upgrade
Maintain effective communication with project
management, associated disciplines
Be responsible for commercial management of
subcontractors including processing payments and resolving disputed issues by
negotiation, as appropriate
Prepare and assist with tender documentation and
contracts in conjunction with the project manager
Provide contractual, commercial, legal and
budget support to the senior management and lead the commercial aspects of the
Projects Office in East Africa.
Monitor commercial indicators at all stages to
ensure that accurate cost to complete against clear work scopes are delivered
by the project teams
Review variation order proposals and extensions
of time submissions as applicable
Develop the project commercial risk register and
review on a regular basis
Prepare, review and finalize correspondence
related to commercial and contractual issues where necessary..

Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate must hold a Masters /
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering – 
Civil / Electrical / Mechanical or equivalent
combination of education and experience.
At least 8 to 10 years’ experience in
construction and Quantity Surveying preferably in education, health care,
research or public health sectors.
A board experience in all aspects of project
management and contract administration on a diverse range of commercial and
residential construction contracts from inception to completion
Extensive knowledge of infrastructures
development and also have practical knowledge of commercial management and
various international forms of contract such as the FIDIG suite of contracts.
Must be equipped with the techniques of handling
complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances / conflicts and also
negotiating with the consultants.
Ability to provide accurate cost advice and
financial reporting to the client
Supervisory skills and Team Leadership qualities
to independently lead a multidiscipline team
How to Apply:
Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names
of three referees, telephone contact, c-mail address and copies of certificates
and testimonials should be sent to, the Manager, Recruitment, AgaKhan
University Hospital, Nairobi. P. O. Box 30270-00100, NAIROBI or by email to Applications
by email are preferred.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 28th April
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