Position Title:Clerk of Works
Reports to/Position Title: Quality Service Manager
The Lutheran World Federation, Kenya-Somalia Program â Clerk of Works â Dadaab (Open to Kenya Nationals Only) .The Department of World Service (WS) of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. WS provides support to refugees, returnees, internally displaced people, their host communities and communities at risk, focusing on livelihoods, quality services, protection and social cohesion. The Kenya-Somalia Program has been implementing such interventions in Kenya and Somalia since 1992.
The Clerk of Works will work under the supervision of the Quality Services Manager to ensure that the interests of LWF are represented with regards to ensuring that the quality of work is in accordance with the design information such as specification and engineering drawings, in addition to recognized quality standards.
This employee will be responsible for overall coordination, monitoring and inspection of work by construction contractors for assigned projects on behalf of LWF.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesEnsure contract compliance by the contractor, such as conducting tests specified in contract and installing materials/equipment as specified in contract, and report deficiencies to project manager, architect and contractor. Provide reports on all on-site matters, including third-party inspections, progress, safety concerns, and causes for delay. Review contract documents, architectural drawings and specifications in order to maintain familiarity with assigned projects and insure construction contractorâs full understanding of documents. Maintain job-site files, documents, reports and daily log; prepare periodic reports for LWF as required. Review requests for progress payments submitted by construction contractor and forward with recommendations for payment. Leadership on site: Dealing skillfully and diplomatically by managing the requirements of a diverse range of people including senior management, assembly crew, clients, engineering professionals, sub-contractors etc. Approves construction projects by conducting inspections at critical phases; obtaining approvals from buyers. Ensuring workmanship quality and speed remain paramount to the success of all our projects Provide technical input regarding design, construction, or modifications as required. Must be able to check on the quality and quantity of materials delivered on site and in the warehouse. Performs any other duty assigned.
Minimum Qualification & CompetenciesDiploma in Civil/Structural Engineering/Building and Construction from a recognized institution. A Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering/Building and Construction from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
Minimum four (4) years of experience. Proficiency in use of design softwareâs and Microsoft office and knowledge of applicable state and federal building codes. Possess an understanding of engineering, architectural, and other construction drawings as well as building methods and elements of a project. Decisive individual with ability to think analytically and creatively and rapidly address challenges on site Good personal organizational skills, including time management, team work, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimal supervision. Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings, specifications, codes, and other material pertinent to construction. Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships. Ability to work in an economically unstable and socially sensitive environment and willingness to take responsibility for personal security and adhere to LWFâs code of conduct. Proven commitment to accountability practices.
Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organizationâs commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.
Disclosure: LWF participates in theÂ Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme developed by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response,Â which requires LWF to conduct reference checks with prior employers including questions about employee misconduct. By proceeding with this job application, you consent to LWF requesting a Statement of Conduct from your previous employers. This Statement of Conduct is requested from previous employers for all candidates for employment and provided to all employers that request it from LWF.
Qualified candidates who are interested in the above position should submit an updated detailed CV and application letter (in English), giving a day time telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three) work referees.
Closing date for application: 26th January 2024
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