Construction Manager

Save the Children, Kinshasa, Congo

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th January, 2016


Job Description

The role

  • The main purpose of the role is to provide technical input, construction management skills and capacity building support to the CO construction team.
  • The CO has a large portfolio of construction projects (4 million USD) in support of Education, Health, Nutrition and Child Protection programmes in both the development and emergency sectors.
  • There are a number of the construction projects in the Emergency Programme that will be delayed in implementation due to seasonal rains and logistical challenges.
  • This position is initially sought in order to prepare building processes and designs/BOQs in preparation for construction to start in earnest in October/November (dry season).
  • Some construction work is expected to continue through the rainy season

Qualifications and experience

  • Prior experience of working within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
  • Education to MA/MSc/MEng or equivalent in Architecture, Planning, Civil or Structural engineering, construction, or another relevant subject, or equivalent field experience
  • Strong understanding of public health issues in emergency shelter or settlements, with attention to specific needs of women and children.
  • Previous experience of managing a team of international and national staff
  • Previous experience of programme management across multiple locations
  • Commitment to, thorough understanding of, and able to train staff in participation and accountability approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development processes for a team
  • Proven ability of mentoring and coaching.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC.
  • In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
     

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