Construction Manager at One Acre Fund

On Friday, December 16th, 2016
Based in Kakamega (1 year Contract)
We are an international NGO with a strong footprint in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania: In these countries our 3,000+ strong staff serves over 400,000 smallholding farmers and helps them to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.
We are currently constructing a new office facility to accommodate around 250 employees in Kakamega region to be ready by early 2017 and a residential facility with 20 dwellings, the main focus of the new Construction Manager. 
 
We are seeking individuals to manage the on-site construction activities on behalf of One Acre Fund. 
You must be able to ensure that the appointed contractor delivers the project safely, to the required high quality standards and to the agreed budget within the agreed timescale.
 
Your Role
  • To be One Acre Fund’s full time representative on-site throughout the construction phase;
  • Manage the appointed contractor efficiently to ensure that the project is built safely, to the required high quality standards and to the agreed budget within the agreed timescale;
  • Liaise with local authority representatives to ensure compliance with local building regulations;
  • Manage One Acre Fund’s on-site staff. This is anticipated to consist of four members of staff working in areas of safety, quality control, finances and project programming;
  • To manage the implementation of One Acre Fund’s construction policies and procedures;
  • Manage public relations with local residents and businesses;
  • Represent One Acre Fund in a professional manner, reporting on progress and anticipated issues arising;
  • Manage the recording of daily on-site activities;
  • Manage the materials testing schedule, measuring of completed works, and issuing of sectional completion certificates;
  • Report to One Acre Fund Infrastructure Manager;
  • Provide constructive feedback to One Acre Fund of ways to improve the construction procedure, and to be constantly looking to deliver a high quality project and ensure that best practice is followed.
Our Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in construction, architecture or engineering, preferably in a role similar to that of a Clerk of Works;
  • Experience of working on large scale construction projects, with proof of being able to deliver high quality construction projects;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • A Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, Building and Construction, Architecture or other relevant field from recognized college and universities;
  • NCA registered site manager
  • Good computer literacy and database management abilities;
  • Excel and Word essential;
  • Preferred AutoCAD / ArchiCAD / MS Project
  • Strong work ethic and strong numerical skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Quick learner and team player;
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator in English and Kiswahili;
  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility;
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • A strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work under pressure, producing quality work with little supervision
Application Procedure
CLICK HERE to apply online

You will be prompted to a form that must be completed. At the end of the form you will have the opportunity to write a motivational letter and upload your CV by 4th January 2017
Please Note; One Acre Fund does not employ persons who have not attained the age of 18 years. 
One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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