Construction Assistant at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
2d ago
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Job Details

Job Title : Construction Assistant

Job Ref Code : CRT81119

Location : Maiduguri, Borno

Band : 4

Department : Programs

Reports To : Construction Engineer

Job Summary

  • The Construction Assistant will be working under the leadership and guidance of the WASH / Shelter Infrastructure Team Lead, accountable for professional technical contribution and supervision of construction and rehabilitation activity implementation within the framework of the Northeast emergency response program.
  • Specific Job Responsibilities

    Construction Supervision :

  • Provide support to the Construction Engineer in executing technical assessment of proposed infrastructure for rehabilitation.
  • Support the development of Bills of Quantities (BoQs), technical drawings, and tender documents
  • Provide input into the development of site work plans to ensure adequate technical compliance with construction specifications in the field.
  • Provide leadership for CRS Construction Forepersons in the field to promote effective contractor supervision and management in the field
  • Ensure up-to-date and daily management of infrastructure construction and rehabilitation activities and provide line manager with periodic progress reports
  • Follow up with contractors in ensuring health, safety and environment component of the construction sites are adequately implemented.
  • Capacity Building :

  • Work closely with Construction Forepersons to provide technical expertise (e.g. mentoring, monitoring, construction, assessments) in construction and contractor supervision on all field sites.
  • Provide technical guidance to forepersons to utilize infrastructure quality / monitoring tools
  • Security management responsibilities :
  • Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches.
  • Participate in personal safety training as required.
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.
  • Qualifications and Skills

    Typical Background, Education Experience & Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s Degree / HND in Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Architecture or technical related fields with rich field experience.
  • Minimum of one-year experience in field level construction supervision.
  • Good experience with contractor supervision, management and evaluation.
  • Good Knowledge of Nigerian construction standards, codes and regulations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook Access).
  • Proficiency with AUTOCAD engineering design software application.
  • Good English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where network may be limited.
  • Effective inter-personal skills, consensus-building.
  • Planning and organization skills and analytical approach
  • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism
  • Preferred Skills and Experience :

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area / s and local economy
  • Good time management skills with ability to multitask
  • Strong customer service orientation with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Hausa and Kanuri languages are added advantage
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