Tanzania, United Republic of
Requisition ID: req9861
Job Title: Construction Coordinator
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 30 countries and in 25 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC began operations in the Kigoma region of Northwestern Tanzania in 1993 responding to a large influx of refugees from the neighboring countries of Rwanda and Burundi and later from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It has remained a key humanitarian actor in the country since that time.
In April 2015, political instability in Burundi led to almost 400,000 new refugees travelling to Tanzania. Today, they reside in Tanzania in three main refugee camps including Nyaragusu, the world’s third largest camp.
The IRC assists almost 300,000 refugees and Tanzanians. The IRC provides services in health, education and protection. The organization currently has over 200 staff and works with over 2,000 refugee volunteers to deliver our programs. We have offices in Dar es Salaam, Kasulu and Kibondo.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The Construction Coordinator will lead the Construction Unit. Reporting initially to the Regional Field Coordinator (Kigoma), the role will manage construction supervisors and directly oversee external contractors. The Coordinator will work closely with technical teams (Education, Health, Protection) to ensure designs and implementation are in line with programmatic need and deliver maximum impact for our clients.
The role requires great leadership skills together with practical construction and engineering experience within the commercial sector.
With his/her team, the Construction Coordinator will design, commission, launch, monitor and review the implementation of all construction work. Using Project management skills the CC schedule and track deliverables, and troubleshoot and escalate where projects are off track or carry significant risks.
Working with the IRC Finance and Supply Chain team, the Construction Coordinator will be responsible for technical sign off of completed work and delivery of contractual commitments.
The role will oversee onsite and offsite construction activities and will monitor compliance with building and safety regulations and advise the project manager accordingly.
Specific areas of work are as follows:
Construction planning and reporting:
Individual construction projects:
Monitoring and implementing construction on site:
Closing Date : 3rd September, 2020.