Job Title : Construction Assistant
Job Ref Code : CRT81119
Location : Maiduguri, Borno
Band : 4
Department : Programs
Reports To : Construction Engineer
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