Save the Children International-Job Re-advertisement( Construction Manager)

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organization that works for a future of children, their families and communities realize social equity and dignity; have access to their basic physical, emotional and development needs, for full details about the position and how to apply, please refer to the documents attached
SCI is currently looking for a highly motivated and committed Candidate to fill in the position of Construction Manager(1position)
Position open date: 5th Feb 2019
Closing date: 22nd February, 2019
• Female Candidates are encouraged to apply
External/Internal_ Job Re-advertisement
VA No. SCI-0522019
The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
SCI is seeking to recruit: -
Job Title: Construction Manager
Location: Roving
Reports to: Head of Supply Chain
Contract Period: 6 Months

‘The Construction Manager will be tasked with overseeing all functional aspects of construction related projects from design and procurement, to supervision and contributing to reports. With challenging environments for constructing schools, clinics, WASH infrastructure and other buildings, borehole drilling and construction this position will demand a highly motivated, detail oriented individual who will be able to solve challenges as they arise. S/he will be required to improve current systems from knowledge and experience gained through at least 8 years’ experience in this area, as well as provide the necessary technical supervision to field-based supervising engineers around the country.


Need Assessment.
• Be responsible for technical part of needs assessments and participate in the selection of target communities and construction facilities to be rehabilitated and / or built for the project, through technical feasibility studies, household level questionnaires, focal group discussions, visits to facilities and sites, and interview with key members of the community.

Program design and implementation:
• Liaise with Supply Chain Manager, Emergency Team Leaders, Project Managers, WASH officers, donors and the relevant government ministries on the design of structures and advise on appropriateness of design and materials for South Sudan
• Design and prepare drawings and Bills of Quantities for new construction and/or rehabilitation for relevant Education, Health, Nutrition, Child Protection and WASH projects and the facility needs
• Visit and assess proposed construction sites and make decisions based on consultation with communities and local authorities.
• Maintain close contact with selected communities and inform them of issues related to the project.
• Monitor working conditions and be aware for problems that might arise regarding speed and safety.
• Identify contractors/specialists/suppliers to carry out specialized pieces of work as necessary.
• Manage all field construction supervisors, contractors and teams.
• Supervise construction projects directly, with diligent reporting, as required
• Produce project plans, drawings or sketches and ensure that they are well understood by team.
• Produce proposals and provide weekly progress reports and usage of materials, labour, and equipment.
• Monitor construction budgets and overall performance with Program Managers
• Identify and organize procurement of all foreign and locally available construction materials
• Demonstrate high levels of commitment to Save the Children to ensure objectives are met.
• Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep costs low.
• Comply with Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy to ensure maximum protection for children
• Lead, manage and motivate a team, providing clear objectives gathering feedback on their performance.
• Other duties as directed.

• Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:
• Responsible and accountable for weekly construction site visits.
• Work with community leaders, UNHCR, contractors, and site supervisors to deliver projects.
• Prepare written reports on the faults identified with clear technical recommendations for improvement.
• Organize information meetings with community leaders and contractors before construction is started and inform the contractors on all relevant technical details and requirements.
• Act as the technical focal point for community leaders and contractors and advise on technical queries.
• Attend contractor de-briefing meetings and give technical input as required
• Verify all construction work carried out at the completion stage in cooperation with the relevant authority and ensure that all requirements are fulfilled before a Certificate of Completion is issued, and final payments paid.
• Revisit all projects after end of the retention period and verify final payment to the contractor or initiate repair work in case of faults as stated in the contracts with the contractors
• Verify that infrastructure construction and rehabilitation works done by partners and contractor are carried out according to quality standards established by Save the Children through quality checklists
• Plan and be responsible for the weekly reporting of data in order to follow up the standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activities completed)

• Prepare weekly progress reports and submit to the Shelter Adviser and Emergency Team Leader.
• Prepare monthly Activity Reports and submit to the Logistics Manager.
• Prepare site visit reports and submit them to the Shelter Adviser and Emergency Team Leader.

Integration, coordination and transversal aspects:
• Ensure construction is carried out with community participation to ensure sustainability and suitability.
• Coordinate construction activities with other sectors, to integrate activities for beneficiaries.
• Coordinate construction activities with other local actors (governmental and non-governmental).

Planning and Budgeting:
• Assist and support programme staff (Budget Holders) in preparation of project proposals and monitoring of their budgets related to all construction activities.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice):

• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
• Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
• Future orientated, thinks strategically

• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
• Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• Willing to take disciplined risks

• Honest, encourages openness and transparency


• Must have minimum 8 years of experience design and development of construction projects, project management, onsite supervision and managing contractors
• Experience in working in a humanitarian / development context.
• Excellent planner and ability to work independently, initiative, multi-tasking and strong facilitation skills in an ever changing, dynamic environment
• Demonstrable track record in the delivery of construction projects in developing world contexts including the management and quality assurance of contractor performance.
• Excellent team builder. Ability to coach others and work in a team environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in insecure environments is critical.
• Commitment and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
• A high level of computer literacy (word, excel, ppt etc) and proficiency in AutoCAD or similar drafting software.
• Fluency in spoken and written English, good report writer.

Additional job responsibilities
The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Child Safeguarding and Code of Conduct:

The teacher will adhere to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct set out.
Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct set out the standards which all staff members must adhere to:

Interested candidates should submit applications containing updated CV, Motivation Letter, Reference contacts, and ONLY Copies of Nationality ID, Academic documents & relevant certificates to:
The SCI HR Juba Resources Office via the email below. The position must be clearly indicated in your subject-line or envelop.
Deadline for receiving applications is the 22nd, February, 2019 by 5.00 PM or via email at: [email protected] or hand delivered to the SCI Field HR Office.
• This position is open to South Sudanese nationals only.
• Female Candidates are encouraged to apply!
• Only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted.