KIWASH Project Construction Supervisors Jobs in Kenya

Job Vacancies: Construction Supervisors

DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified Engineers for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.

The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year, USAID-funded project to improve lives and health through the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Kenya.

Its purpose is to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery for accelerated water and sanitation access in nine target counties and to improve complementary hygiene behaviors.

The overall Project target is to enable one million people to gain access to improved WASH services.

KIWASH has identified the need for Construction Supervisors to carry out construction supervision of civil and electro-mechanical contracts for the improvement and expansion of water supply projects in the nine Project counties, i.e. Busia, Kakamega, Kisumu, Kitui, Makueni, Migori, Nairobi, Nyamira and Siaya.

The services of the Supervisors are required for between 2 and 6 months.

*The position is open to Kenyan Nationals only.*

Summary of Primary Duties

  1. To ensure that all the construction activities are conducted in accordance with KIWASH construction quality assurance and quality control requirements and USAID and Government of Kenya (GOK) environmental requirements;
  2. Ensure that the works are adequately supervised and monitored during the period of implementation.

Essential Duties

  • Review all the Contractor’s materials submissions and method statements to ensure compliance with the contract documents (BOQ’s, specifications, drawings);
  • Conduct site supervision and monitor progress against the agreed construction program;
  • Visit active sites on a daily basis, (announced and unannounced), and at all key construction stages, to ensure that the works are executed as per the design, specifications and contracts;
  • Liaise with the assigned County Government water officer; community representatives and project steering committee as appropriate to ensure that way leaves, rights of way and other issues are resolved in good time to minimize delays in contract completion;
  • Keep accurate records and track the construction costs to ensure the cost is within limits by minimizing variations to ensure that the contract sum is not exceeded;
  • Deal with emerging issues involving design changes to conform to site conditions and to ensure there are no construction delays;
  • Analyze interim payment certificates submitted by the contractors and make recommendations for payments;
  • Attend and minute the on-site construction meeting and weekly or monthly site meetings.

Qualifications

Engineers

  • University degree in civil engineering, at Bachelor’s level;
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in construction supervision & construction management of water infrastructure in Kenya or equivalent civil works construction management guide;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and willingness to travel extensively in the assigned counties.
  • Ability to prepare concise and accurate reports and documents in English.

Engineering Technicians

  • At least an Ordinary Diploma in civil or water engineering: (Those with Higher National Diploma will have added advantage);
  • At least 8 years of practical experience in construction supervision & construction management of water infrastructure in Kenya using FIDIC or equivalent civil works construction management guide;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and willingness to travel extensively in the assigned counties.
  • Ability to prepare concise and accurate reports and documents in English.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Reporting: The Construction Supervisor will report to the County-based WASH Infrastructure Specialist

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and CV to KIWASH_Recruitment@kiwash.org by April 13, 2018, 5:00 pm East Africa Local time.

Applicants should indicate “Construction Supervisor” on the email subject line and specify which of the KIWASH counties they are willing to work in.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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Updated: March 28, 2018 — 2:51 pm