Construction Supervisor Non-profit Jobs – Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)

Job Title:    Construction
Organisation: Habitat
for Humanity International (HFHI)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Construction
About US:
Habitat for Humanity
International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The
purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty
housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of
conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and
religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for
Humanity has Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational
Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in
Manilla, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for
our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe,
the Middle East and Africa work.
Job Summary:  The primary role of the Construction
Supervisor is to provide close supervision and monitoring in construction
process while ensuring that decent houses are built for OVC and other selected
households in accordance with HFHU principles; by the contracted local firms
that have the capacity to build decent houses. He will travel in the
operational areas covered by HFHU to provide support.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Understand and articulates the Mission and policies of HFHU to local
    leaders, beneficiaries and community members to uphold the same.
  • Ensure quality construction by maintaining standard procedures and
    guidelines for construction by visiting construction sites regularly.
  • Prepares certificates for the local construction firms at all
  • Management of crews of skilled and unskilled workers at construction
  • Ensure that the Selected OVC house beneficiaries have excavated the
    Pit to the required depth, Prepare the Setting out Pegs and cleared the
    site where the housing unit is to be constructed as part of their Key
    Contribution before construction firms are attached
  • Provide monthly and quarterly construction updates to the
    Construction Specialist and VGH Manager.
  • Ensure that the organizational construction policies and guidelines
    are followed at all times during the construction of the houses.
  • Develop construction specification and management i.e. prepare Bills
    of Quantities/Materials for the selected house designs.
  • Ensure that concerns raised by contractors or beneficiaries are
    documented and shared by Construction Specialist and VGH Manager.
  • Ensure that all building materials used in the construction of OVC
    houses are of the quality as recommended by the Organization.
  • Frequent visits to the construction sites.
  • Collaborate with the District Local Government Technical officials,
    Town Council Officials e.g. District Engineers to ensure approval of new
    design & specifications
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Construction Supervisor job should
    preferably have qualifications including, but not limited to: University
    degree in any one of the following disciplines: Bachelor’s degree in
    Building and Civil Engineering or High Diploma in Building and Civil
    Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years of experience in construction management work
    for a non-governmental organization or a reputable international
  • Experience in supervising construction works and inventory
  • Practical experience in working with community based structures
  • Experience in drawings, developing of BOQs and construction budgets

Personal Skills:
  • Ability to work effectively independently or in a team environment
    or with colleagues from different backgrounds
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills; demonstrating diplomacy and tact
  • Highly pro-active and self-disciplined
  • Ability to live and work in a challenging environment with regular
    travel to field locations
  • Competent in Auto CAD programme & Windows-, MS Office programs
    and internet
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have good motor cycle riding skills with a valid Riding License
    (Class A)
  • Willingness to work & reside in the community within the area of
How to Apply:
Applicants should
Send CV, cover letter and relevant academic documentation by email to the Human
Resource Department on: hr@hfhuganda.org. Please note that only short listed
candidates will be contacted and any form of lobbying will lead to automatic
Deadline: 13th September 2019
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