Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

Lutheran World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.

Job Summary: The Construction Supervisors manages the construction activities that take place on the work site on any given work day

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the construction of buildings, and civil works, and supervise site staff;
  • Guide developers in setting out buildings to ensure compliance with the approved plans;
  • Inspect various stages of construction as stipulated in the building rules to ensure compliance with s rules and approved plans up to compliance with approved plans up to completion;
  • Work closely with contractors, client representatives to ensure uniform interpretation of all working drawings;
  • Coordinate the works and activities of site staff and build team work;
  • Supervise all construction works to ensure qualitative work, and provide advisory services to the contractor, staff, and the community;
  • Control and oversee use of stocks;
  • Ensure cost effectiveness of work teams;
  • Advise on the adequacy of safety measures at construction sites;
  • Ensure that projects are completed on schedule, according to contractualconditions, within budget, and with adherence to high standards of quality construction;
  • Work closely with the architect/engineer on all plans, as needed;
  • Coordinate all sub-contractors, inspections and ensure that materials and tools are available for each workday;
  • Responsible for completion of assigned tasks and tools assigned on a daily basis;
  • Maintain good group relations during construction;
  • Engage in production work on the houses when it does not interfere withinstruction or
  • Supervisorial duties;
  • Performs any other duties as required by manager;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should preferably hold a Degree or diploma in construction, Building, Civil Engineering & Architectural
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience
  • Previous supervisory exposure as works foreman/ woman
  • Computer proficiency
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills;
  • Have good management, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be a committed team player with high standards of integrity and honesty;
  • Be able to coach and develop subordinates;
  • Have full drive, initiative, and self-motivation;
  • Be able to organize and work under minimum supervision
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications(One page cover letter, explaining the candidate’s suitability for the position and an updated Curriculum vitae, CV), with the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees and send via Email to: recruitment@lwf.or.ug addressed to Office of Administration/Human Resources.

NB: Please do not include certificates for education, trainings, etc. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 9th September, 2016 by 4:00 pm

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